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Trinity Translational Medicine Institute - Conference 2024


22nd March 2024 (9am - 5.00pm)

Durkan Lecture Theatre, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St. James's Hospital



Programme: Friday 22nd March 2024 (9am -5.00pm), Durkan Lecture Theatre, Trinity Translational Medicine Institute.
08.55 WELCOME Prof. Aideen Long - Director of Trinity Translational Medicine Institute



Chair: Dr. Tony Mc Elligott, Assistant Prof. in Molecular Haematology, TCD

Dr. Michael Carty,
Assistant Professor, Clinical Microbiology, TCD
'Inflammasomes - Innate immune defender's and drivers of disease'


Prof. Niall Conlon,
Clinical Professor, Immunology, TCD
'Master of none'



10.00 SESSION 2

Chair: Dr. Kathy Gately, Clinical Senior Lecturer, Clinical Medicine, TCD

Prof. Tracy Robson,
Professor Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, RCSI
'A tumour suppressor protein with oncogenic functions; FKBPL a double agent'

10.30 BREAK  

Dr. Stephen Maher,
Associate Professor, Surgery, TCD
'RNA-mediated alterations in cancer cell sensitivity to conventional treatments'




Chair: Prof. Elisabeth Vandenberghe, Clinical Professor (Haematology), TCD; Session title: 40 years of the Stem Cell Transplantation Service in St James’s Hospital.

Prof. Paul Browne
Fellow Emeritus, TCD
'Stem cells and cellular therapy- what have we learned from history?'

11.50   Prof. Catherine Flynn,
Clinical Associate Professor, Haematology, TCD
'Myeloid transplantation- now and the future?'
12.10   Prof. Larry Bacon,
Clinical Professor (Haematology), TCD
'Lymphoid Transplantation and Current Developments in Cell Therapy'
12.30 LUNCH  



Chair: Prof. Ross Mc Manus, Prof. in Molecular Medicine, Clinical Medicine, TCD

Prof. Cathal McCrory,
Associate Professor, Medical Gerontology, TCD
'Integrating the social and biological hallmarks of ageing'


Prof. Owen Patrick Smith,
Professor of Child, Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, TCD
'In Search of Pinkel's Children: unravelling the biological heterogeneity of child and adolescent leukaemia by genotype and treatment molecular response'

14.30 SESSION 5

Chair: Dr. Daniela Tropea, Associate Professor, Psychiatry, TCD

Post-Graduate Research blitz





Chair: Dr. Nollaig Bourke, Ussher Assistant Prof., Medical Gerontology, TCD

Dr Darragh Duffy,
Leader of the Translational Immunology lab, The Institut Pasteur, Paris
'Understanding the causes and consequences of immune variability'



Chair: Prof. Derek Doherty, Professor In / Head of Immunology, TCD

Post-Doctoral Research blitz

16.45   Awards Presentation

General Information

Getting Here:


Car Parking

Parking in the hospital grounds is extremely limited. The following link facilitates an oversight of parking facilities within the hospital: click here

Dublin Bus Transport

Dublin Bus offers a high-frequency, accessible and easy to use service from all over Dublin. The hospital is easily accessed by a number of bus routes and the 123 bus serves the campus directly. The 13, 17, 27, 40, 56a, 68, 77a and the 151 have stops conveniently located near the campus. A short journey to the city centre provides access to a wide range of bus routes that serve the city and beyond Some Bus Éireann services are available locally from Heuston Station. All Bus Éireann commuter and Expressway services are available from Busáras which can be accessed directly via the Red Luas line. See map for the location of the bus stops in close proximity to the hospital.

Train and Luas

The train and Luas network provides a convenient and efficient way of travelling to the hospital. The Red Luas Line serves the hospital directly, offering a high-frequency service to Heuston Station, Connolly Station, Busáras, the city centre and the Green Luas Line. Heuston Station and Connolly Station offer access to commuter rail/DART and intercity rail services. Real time commuting information is available on a screen in the main concourse of the hospital. Park + Ride The Luas Red Line offers direct access to St James’s Hospital from the Red Cow, Tallaght and Cheeverstown Park + Ride facilities. Numerous Irish Rail stations also have Park + Ride facilities. In order to find information on car parking availability, please go to find a station section, input your station name, the parking information will be under "Parking & Transport Links".


The hospital main concourse, discharge lounge area and Emergency Department have courtesy phones to facilitate calling local taxis. This services is available on a 24/7 basis with no call out charge.

Dublin Bike

The hospital is readily accessible to cyclists and can be accessed via various routes from across the city. Ample cycle parking is available at the main concourse entrance and at a number of other locations around the campus. St James’s Hospital aspires to be a cycle-friendly campus and is committed to providing improved facilities to meet the needs of the ever growing number of cyclists. Two Dublinbikes stations are located on the campus and a number of others are located in close proximity to the hospital. Dublinbikes provide a convenient and efficient means of accessing the city centre, Luas Green Line, Heuston, Connolly and Busáras stations. Bleeperbikes is a stationless bike-sharing scheme readily available from St James’s Hospital. Locate and unlock a bike using the app and park at any public bike rack inside the purple zone when you're done!


Trinity Translational Medicine Institute,
Trinity Centre for Health Sciences,
Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin,
St. James’s Hospital,
Dublin 8,
T: +353 1 896 3268


Registration is now closed.