2022 UCD Conway Festival of Research & Innovation

Wed Oct 05 2022 at 10:00 am to Thu Oct 06 2022 at 05:30 pm

UCD Conway Institute (building 18) | Dublin

UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular & Biomedical Research
Publisher/HostUCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular & Biomedical Research
2022 UCD Conway Festival of Research & Innovation
The latest in health and wellbeing research and innovation from leading scientists including panel discussions and poster exhibitions.
About this Event

This annual showcase of research and innovation from Institute scientists features national and international guest speakers; scientific research poster sessions; a facilitated discussion forum on writing successful grant funding proposals; and a trade exhibition by suppliers of laboratory equipment and consumables.

Plenary Speakers:

Professor Sarah Walmsley, Chair of Respiratory Medicine, Centre for Inflammation Research, The University of Edinburgh

‘Peripheral and central programming of neutrophil responses’

Professor John Cryan, Dept. of Anatomy & Neuroscience, University College Cork

‘Gut Microbiota: Fellow Travellers that Regulate Brain & Behaviour across the Lifespan’

Invited Speakers:

Professor Niamh Nowlan, UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

'How collective cell behaviours determine prenatal joint growth and morphogenesis'

Associate Professor David O’Connell, UCD School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science

'SXkmer Drug Discovery Platform (SDDP) - selection of novel peptide inhibitors for therapeutic development with phage display'

Professor David McHugh, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science [Title TBC]

Professor Eoin Casey, UCD School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering [Title TBC]

'In Conversation': ‘Secrets of successful grant writing for careers in academia’

The format is a series of short pitches from guest panelists in which they outline their experience and opinion on the topic followed by a facilitated Q&A session with the audience.

Dr Roisín Cheshire, Head of Individual Led Programmes, Science Foundation Ireland

Dr Aoife Cahill, Programme Manager, Investigator-led grants, Health Research Board

Dr Chiara Loda, Horizon Europe Cluster 2 and ERC (SSH) National Contact Point, Irish Universities Association

Ms Aine Moore, UCD EU Research Office Manager

Dr Mario Manresa, Ad Astra Fellow, UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science; SFI/IRC Pathway Fellow

Professor Walter Kolch, Director, Systems Biology Ireland; Director, Precision Oncology Ireland; Fellow, UCD Conway Institute

Scientific Poster Exhibition

24 research projects have been shortlisted by the 2022 UCD Conway Festival committee for moderated poster sessions. An additional 92 research projects are being exhibited in review sessions. All posters will be reviewed by senior research scientists.

Trade Exhibition

Laboratory equipment and consumable companies will be in attendance during Thursday, 06 October to discuss products and special offers.

Platinum sponsors of the 2022 UCD Conway Festival: Cruinn Diagnostics, Bio-Sciences Ltd

Event Photos

Event Venue & Nearby Stays

UCD Conway Institute (building 18), University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland


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