Cell Communication and Behaviour

MCT Research Forum Monday 27th 2019

Annie Curtis: Do we all have innate rhythms, yes we do!

Clive Drakeford: Von Willebrand factor regulates macrophage metabolism to promote a pro-inflammatory phenotype.

Joan Ni Gabhann: Regulation of Inflammation

Chair: Conor Duffy

Monday 27th May at 12 – 1.00pm

Cheyne Lecture Theatre

Tea Coffee and Scones

All Welcome

Sponsored by

New Teaching and Research Opportunities At Soochow University, China

Just back from a very successful trip to Soochow University, China. We visited our colleagues/collaborators at the College of Pharmaceutical Sciences as well as the CAM-SU Genomic Resource Centre, Hematology Centre and the College of Nanoscience and Technology/FUNSOM centre to discuss a joint PhD programme. We were super impressed by the research and fabulous facilities.

Thanks to Darran O’Connor and John Waddington for organising. Some photos of the trip, with a little sightseeing thrown in at the end….

Tracy Robson

RCSI Lung Health Symposium 2019

8.45 COFFEE

Albert Theatre Foyer/Albert Lecture Theatre

9.00 Prof. Raymond Stallings Welcome

9.10 -10.50pm RESPIRATORY BASIC & CLINICAL RESEARCH: SESSION 1

9.10 Prof. Gerry McElvaney New therapies for alpha-1 anti-trypsin deficiency.
9.30 Dr. Emer Reeves Anti-inflammatory properties of alpha1-PI augmentation therapy.
9.50 Prof. Catherine Greene Non-coding RNA studies in the lung
10.10 Dr. Judith Coppinger Extracellular vesicles as mediators of inflammation in Cystic Fibrosis
10.30 Prof. Richard Costello Do I need to take all this stuff?
10.50 COFFEE BREAK

11.10-12.30 RESPIRATORY BASIC & CLINICAL RESEARCH: SESSION 2

11.10 Prof. Paul McNally Evolution of the lower airway microbiome in preschool children
11.30 Dr. Killian Hurley Modeling lung disease using patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells
11.50 Prof. Brian Harvey The Microbiology of the CF Gender Gap: Estrogen modulation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa virulence
12.10 Prof. Sally Ann Cryan Harnessing materials for the development of advanced respiratory therapeutics
12.30 Dr. Cian O Leary Bioengineered co-culture models of the airways: towards disease models in the upper and lower respiratory tract
12.50 LUNCH & POSTER SESSION

1.45-4.00 EXTERNAL SPEAKERS (National & International)

1.45 Prof. Edward McKone Beyond FEV1: Acute and long-term effects of CFTR restoration on the CF lung
2.15 Prof. Sarah Gilpin Milestones and challenges toward engineering functional lung tissue for transplantation
2.45 Dr. Jasper Mullenders Human colon organoids for cystic fibrosis research and personalized medicine
3.15-4.00 Prof Pradeep Singh Genetic Diversity of Cystic Fibrosis Infections: Barking Up Two Trees

4pm End of Symposium

Sponsored by: Vertex Pharmaceuticals Medical Education Grant, Molecular Cellular Therapeutics, National Children’s Research Centre

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