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Latest Discoveries & Publications

Luke O'Neill's Lab A drug to halt many diseases! Press Release TBSI's Luke O’Neill described the discovery as one of the most exciting of his career. “I have been in the research business for 30 years and you usually end in failure, but this time we seem to have hit upon something truly transformative” Irish Examiner RTE News

Martin Caffrey Discovery made by scientists in TBSI (Martin Caffrey, pictured), Bacterial Blueprints could give Doctors and Nurses fewer sleepless nights read about breakthrough

Lorraine O'Driscoll Led by Professor Lorraine O’Driscoll New Research Could Provide Key to Overcoming Resistance with HER2 Targeted Cancer Treatments

[3]catenane Research group led by Professor of Chemistry at TBSI, Thorri Gunnlaugsson, have achieved a long-pursued molecular first by interlocking three molecules through a single point. press release

Martin Caffery research Research group led by Professor of Membrane Structural and Functional Biology at TBSI, Martin Caffrey, developed a high-throughput method for growing membrane protein crystals that makes use of the ‘Lipid Cubic Phase’ (LCP) read further

lungs Padraic Fallon leads an international collaboration which identifies process that causes scarring in the lungs of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Press Release Published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. PDF(l.35MB)

Padraic Fallon Padraic Fallon, leads International research project which identifies a new genetic mutation that helps explain the development of eczema. Press Release

Discoveries prior to those listed above

News & Events

naphthalimides Congratulations to the Gunnlaugsson group who’s article ‘Synthesis, crystal structure and EPR spectroscopic analysis of novel copper complexes formed from N-pyridyl-4-nitro-1,8-naphthalimide ligands’ Dalton Trans., 2014,43, 6468-6479, DOI: 10.1039/C3DT53323A) was one of the top 20 most accessed Dalton Transactions articles from the 1900+ articles published in 2014.

bone image Congratulations to TBSI’s Danny Kelly and Mark Ahearne (Bioengineering) on being awarded ERC grants worth €3.5 million. The ERC forms part of the EU Research and Innovation programme Horizon 2020.

Thorri Congratulations to TBSI's Professor Thorfinnur (Thorri) Gunnlaugsson who has been awarded the ‘Institute of Chemistry of Ireland Annual Award for Chemistry’ for 2014.

Nature Award Congratulations Cliona O'Farrelly Professor of Comparative Immunology at at TBSI who has won a 2014 Nature Award for Mentoring in Science at Science Foundation Ireland’s 2014 Summit.

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Last updated 25 March 2015 by Caroline Levis (Email).