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Lecture by Professor Luke O’Neill

October 28, 2015 @ 19:30

Members of the Association are invited to a lecture on Wednesday 28th October at 7.30pm entitled

The Search for New Drugs to Treat Inflammatory Diseases

by Professor Luke O’Neill

The lecture will be held in the Botany Lecture Theatre, Botany Building, Trinity College.  Admission is free.

Inflammatory diseases are  a major burden on humanity and include such conditions as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis and even diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.  We still have limited knowledge on what causes them and treatments remain limited.  Recent new information might change that with key proteins that are dysregulated in these diseases being uncovered (notably protein complexes called inflammasomes) and new therapies possibly presenting themselves.  In this talk Professor O’Neill will give an overview of our current understanding of inflammation and how these newer findings might prove useful for patients.

Luke O’Neill holds the chair of Biochemistry in Trinity and is head of the Inflammatory Research Group.  He is a regular contributor to science-related discussions on the radio and other media. In 2009 he was awarded the prestigious RDS Irish Times Boyle Medal for Scientific Excellence and has subsequently been named as a Distinguished Lecturer at Oxford University and Science Foundation Ireland Researcher of the Year.

If you would like to attend this lecture, you can sign up on the website below or you can send an email to info@tcdretired.ie




October 28, 2015
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