UCC maintains its position in the top 100 for Pharmacy & Pharmacology in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017

UCC maintains its position in the top 100 for Pharmacy & Pharmacology in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017

  • 08 Mar 2017

The Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics is very pleased to announce that Pharmacy & Pharmacology at UCC has maintained its position in the top 100 in the world in the 2017 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017). 

This year's ranking puts UCC in first place in Ireland for Pharmacy & Pharmacology for the second time in the past three years.

Professor Thomas Walther, Chair in Pharmacology and Head of Department, has said that the ranking is a reflection of the excellence in teaching and research in Pharmacology by staff in the Department.

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Dr Paul Gallagher joins the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Dr Paul Gallagher joins the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics

  • 07 Feb 2017

Dr Paul Gallagher has recently joined the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 

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Abigail Duggan newly appointed Research Assistant at the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Abigail Duggan newly appointed Research Assistant at the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics

  • 03 Feb 2017

Abi Duggan has been appointed as a Research Assistant, and her role is to draft and manage applications for research funding within the Department.

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Dr. Niall Hyland Appointed Vice President of the British Pharmacological Society

Dr. Niall Hyland Appointed Vice President of the British Pharmacological Society

  • 20 Jan 2017

Dr. Niall Hyland, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics and APC Microbiome Institute, has been appointed Vice President of the British Pharmacological Society (BPS) with responsibility for meetings (VP – Meetings).

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Christmas Party 2016

Christmas Party 2016

  • 19 Dec 2016

This year's Christmas Party was held at SoHo.

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Researchers at the Irish Association of Pharmacologists Conference

Researchers at the Irish Association of Pharmacologists Conference

  • 01 Dec 2016

There was  a big turn out for the Annual Conference of the Irish Association of Pharmacologists (IAP) which was held on 30th November.

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Thomas Walther President of Irish Association of Pharmacologists

Thomas Walther President of Irish Association of Pharmacologists

  • 30 Nov 2016

Professor Thomas Walther has been elected as President to the Irish Association of Pharmacologists.  Professor David Williams of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland has been elected Vice-President. 

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Constitution of the Irish Association of Pharmacologists Signed

Constitution of the Irish Association of Pharmacologists Signed

  • 30 Nov 2016

The Inaugural Meeting of the Irish Association of Pharmacologists (IAP) took place on 30th November 2016 at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.  The meeting coincided with the Annual IAP Conference event.

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Researchers from Pharmacology & Therapeutics present at IAP Conference

Researchers from Pharmacology & Therapeutics present at IAP Conference

  • 30 Nov 2016

Researchers from the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics made presentations at the annual conference of the Irish Association of Pharmacologists which was held on 30th November 2016 at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. 

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Congratulations to Cian Gallagher

Congratulations to Cian Gallagher

  • 25 Nov 2016

Cian Gallagher was awarded the 2016 British Pharmacological Society (BPS) prize for Clinical Pharmacology

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Congratulations Tessa Cagney winner of Prize for Excellence in Pharmacology 2016

Congratulations Tessa Cagney winner of Prize for Excellence in Pharmacology 2016

  • 01 Nov 2016

The Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics is delighted to announce Tessa Cagney as the winner of The prize for Excellence in Pharmacology 2016.

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Launch of NeuroGASTRO 2017 in San Francisco

Launch of NeuroGASTRO 2017 in San Francisco

  • 19 Oct 2016

 

The recent Federation of Neurogastroenterology and Motility Meeting (FNM) in San Francisco provided the springboard to launch and promote “NeuroGASTRO 2017” – the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility’s (ESNM) European meeting. NeuroGASTRO 2017 will run from August 24th- 26th, 2017 and will be held at University College Cork (UCC) - home to the APC Microbiome Institute. Dr. Niall Hyland (Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics and APC Microbiome Institute) and Dr. Gerard Clarke (Department of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioural Science) successfully bid to host NeuroGASTRO 2017 at UCC and look forward to welcoming attendees to one of the oldest institutes of higher learning in Ireland.

 

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Anti-Hypertensive drugs could be prove effective in the treatment of Malaria

Anti-Hypertensive drugs could be prove effective in the treatment of Malaria

  • 28 Sep 2016

Researchers in UCC and New York University have discovered that anti-hypertensive drugs could be used to help treat the severest effects of malaria. 

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Professor Walther appointed Treasurer Working Group on Cardiovascular                                   Pharmacotherapy

Professor Walther appointed Treasurer Working Group on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy

  • 29 Aug 2016

In 2014 Professor Walther was elected as a Nucleus Member of the Working Group on Cardiovascular Pharmaotherapy. The working group is made up of almost 500 leading researchers in the field of Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy in Europe. It is involved in important aspects of most disciplines within cardiology, and with all aspects of cardiovascular pharmacology, from basic pharmacology over clinical trials to clinical pharmacology.

https://www.escardio.org/Working-groups/Working-Group-on-Cardiovascular-Pharmacotherapy

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Departmental Summer Party 5th August

Departmental Summer Party 5th August

  • 08 Aug 2016

This year's Summer Party included a short trip down the river. 

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Congratulations Sarah Mabelson

Congratulations Sarah Mabelson

  • 04 Jul 2016

Sarah Mabelson has been awarded a prize by the British Pharmacological Society (https://www.bps.ac.uk/) for her performance at the Prescribing Safely Assessment (PSA) held recently in University College Cork. 

Sarah achieved top marks from among over 90 students in the fourth and final years of their MB degree who sat the assessment in UCC. 

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New book from Dr. Niall Hyland and Prof. Catherine Stanton

New book from Dr. Niall Hyland and Prof. Catherine Stanton

  • 22 Jun 2016

The Gut-Brain Axis, 1st Edition Dietary, Probiotic, and Prebiotic Interventions on the Microbiota Editors: Dr. Niall Hyland and Prof. Catherine Stanton has been published by Academic (Press Elsevier) Print Book ISBN: 9780128023044

http://store.elsevier.com/The-Gut-Brain-Axis/isbn-9780128023044/.

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Science Foundation Ireland Industry Fellowship awarded to Dr Niall Hyland

Science Foundation Ireland Industry Fellowship awarded to Dr Niall Hyland

  • 22 Jun 2016

Worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980 which more than 1.9 billion adults overweight and over 600 million obese (2014; World Health Organisation).  Currently there is a lack of efficacious, safe and well tolerated obesity drugs, so the APC has teamed up with Janssen to tackle this situation.

 

 

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Dr Anne Moore awarded an SFI-Pfizer Biotherapeutics Innovation Award

Dr Anne Moore awarded an SFI-Pfizer Biotherapeutics Innovation Award

  • 04 May 2016

 

Congratulations to Dr Anne Moore who is only one of three awardees in Ireland of the SFI-Pfizer Biotherapeutics Innovation Award in Ireland this year.

 

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Andrew Moore newly appointed LCMS Technician

Andrew Moore newly appointed LCMS Technician

  • 03 May 2016

The Department has recently installed a new Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (LCMS) machine, and is very pleased to announce the appointment of technician Andrew Moore who will work with researchers and Principal Investigators in the labs, collecting and analysing data.

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Professor Thomas Wieland will give a presentation on Tuesday 12th April

Professor Thomas Wieland will give a presentation on Tuesday 12th April

  • 08 Apr 2016

The Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics is very pleased to announce a presentation by Professor Thomas Wieland of Heidelberg University whose visit is being jointly hosted by the Department and the School of Pharmacy.

 

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Brain Awareness Meeting - a great success

Brain Awareness Meeting - a great success

  • 22 Mar 2016
The Brain Awareness Meeting held at the Brookfield Health Sciences Centre on 14th March 2016 was organised by Dr Barry Boland of the Dept. Pharmacology & Therapeutics and funded by the Dana Foundation (http://www.dana.org/BAW/). 

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The Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics will host a free public meeting on Monday 14th March to mark International Brain Awareness Week

The Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics will host a free public meeting on Monday 14th March to mark International Brain Awareness Week

  • 10 Mar 2016

Organised by Dr Barry Boland of the Department, the programme of talks will include contributions from professionals involved in research, mental health services and charities who support families affected by brain tumours, brain injury, mental illness and dementia.

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Dr Christian Waeber receives HRB funding for preclinical stroke studies

Dr Christian Waeber receives HRB funding for preclinical stroke studies

  • 01 Feb 2016

A preclinical study aimed at establishing the potential of fingolimod as an acute stroke therapeutic agent was recently funded by the Health Research Board.

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Congratulations Dorothea Sarrouf

Congratulations Dorothea Sarrouf

  • 21 Dec 2015

Dorothea Sarrouf was presented the Dr Anne Wilson prize at the School of Dentistry Prize Giving Ceremony held on 18th December 2015. 

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Christmas Lunch at SoHo

Christmas Lunch at SoHo

  • 14 Dec 2015

This year's Christmas Lunch was held at the SoHo Restaurant.

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Anja Tetzner prize winner at the Irish Strong Woman Championship 2015

Anja Tetzner prize winner at the Irish Strong Woman Championship 2015

  • 07 Dec 2015

Congratulations to Anja Tetzner who was awarded third prize in the Irish Strong Woman Competition 2015. 

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NUI Henry Hutchinson Stewart Medical Scholarship for Pharmacology 2015

NUI Henry Hutchinson Stewart Medical Scholarship for Pharmacology 2015

  • 23 Nov 2015

Congratuations to Jake Murphy winner of the NUI Henry Hutchinson Stewart Scholarship for Pharmacology 2015

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Congratulations to Edmond Morrissey

Congratulations to Edmond Morrissey

  • 24 Nov 2015

The Department extends congratulations to Edmond Morrissey who was awarded the 2015 BPS Prize for Clinical Pharmacology.  This prize is awarded to the student who gains first place overall in Medical Pharmacology at the Third Medicial university examination.

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Congratulations Alice Nolan winner of Prize for Excellence in Pharmacology 2015

Congratulations Alice Nolan winner of Prize for Excellence in Pharmacology 2015

  • 30 Oct 2015

The Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics is delighted to announce Alice Nolan as the first winner of the Prize for Excellence in Pharmacology

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Prize Giving: Annual Conference of the Irish Association of Pharmacologists 2015

Prize Giving: Annual Conference of the Irish Association of Pharmacologists 2015

  • 19 Oct 2015

Prize Giving at the 16th Annual Conference of the Irish Association of Pharmacologists hosted by the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, UCC on 16th October 2015

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16th Annual Conference of the Irish Association of Pharmacologists

16th Annual Conference of the Irish Association of Pharmacologists

  • 16 Oct 2015

Irish Association of Pharmacologists 16th Annual Meeting hosted by the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, UCC

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Irish Association of Pharmacologists

Irish Association of Pharmacologists

  • 04 Aug 2015

The Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, UCC will host this year's IAP Conference

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Staff night out at The Rendezvous Bar

Staff night out at The Rendezvous Bar

  • 06 Jul 2015

The Departmental summer party was held on Friday 3rd July

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Stephen McInerney has been awarded a Health Research Board Studentship

Stephen McInerney has been awarded a Health Research Board Studentship

  • 22 Jun 2015

Stephen McInerney 2nd Year B Pharm student has been awarded a HRB Studentship

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Congratulations to Dr Carol O'Callaghan

Congratulations to Dr Carol O'Callaghan

  • 18 Jun 2015

‌Congratulations to Carol O'Callaghan who was conferred with a PhD in Medicine at UCC Summer Conferrrings on 18th June.

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UCC in Top 50 for Pharmacy & Pharmacology in QS Rankings 2015

UCC in Top 50 for Pharmacy & Pharmacology in QS Rankings 2015

  • 29 Apr 2015

 UCC placed in top 50 for Pharmacy & Pharmacology in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015

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Newly appointed lecturer is welcomed by Professor Thomas Walther

Newly appointed lecturer is welcomed by Professor Thomas Walther

  • 18 Mar 2015

Dr Rajesh Kumar has been appointed as to the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics as a lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology.

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UCC Medical Students take the Prescribing Safely Assessment for the first time

UCC Medical Students take the Prescribing Safely Assessment for the first time

  • 02 Mar 2015

Medical students at University College Cork have sat for the Prescribing Safely Assessment for the first time.

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Congratulations to Dr Orla Patricia Barry and her course colleagues

Congratulations to Dr Orla Patricia Barry and her course colleagues

  • 27 Feb 2015

Dr Orla Patricia Barry at the Spring Conferrings on 27th February 2015

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Killian McCarthy is awarded the BPS Prize for Clinical Pharmacology

Killian McCarthy is awarded the BPS Prize for Clinical Pharmacology

  • 21 Nov 2014

Prof. Thomas Walther awards the BPS prize for Clinical Pharmacology 2013-2014 to Killian McCarthy

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Dr Kinga Gebolys is conferred with a PhD

Dr Kinga Gebolys is conferred with a PhD

  • 31 Oct 2014

Congratulations to Dr Kinga Gebolys

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UCC Scientists Develop Microneedle Patch to Fight Malaria

UCC Scientists Develop Microneedle Patch to Fight Malaria

  • 03 Sep 2014

Dr. Anne Moore's Group develop a Microneedle Patch for delivering malaria vaccine.

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Prof. Walther completes Ice Bucket Challenge!

Prof. Walther completes Ice Bucket Challenge!

  • 29 Aug 2014

Prof. Walther bravely completes Ice Bucket Challenge

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 BPS Prizes

BPS Prizes

  • 22 Nov 2013

British Pharmacological Society (BPS) Prizes presented in the Dept. of Pharmacology and Therapeutics

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Departmental Dinner at Annie's

Departmental Dinner at Annie's

  • 08 Jul 2014

Staff night out at Annie's Bar and Restaurant

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Dr. Hyland Receives SFI Grant Funding

Dr. Hyland Receives SFI Grant Funding

  • 20 May 2014

‌Dr. Niall Hyland and co-applicants, Dr. Aileen Houston (Medicine), Dr. Susan Joyce (Microbiology) and Dr. Cormac Gahan (Microbiology), were competitively awarded funding through the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre’s Innovation Platform, supported by Science Foundation Ireland. The award is for four years (Eur 158,000) and aims to investigate the role of the microbiota in colon cancer.

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Academic Editor Position

Academic Editor Position

  • 02 May 2014

Dr. Anne Moore was recently appointed as an Academic Editor of the journal PLoS One.

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Dr. Hyland's Research Presented in Chicago

Dr. Hyland's Research Presented in Chicago

  • 03 May 2014

Dr. Niall Hyland’s work was selected for a lecture presentation as part of the Neurogastroenterology & Motility Distinguished Abstract Plenary at Digestive Disease Week held in Chicago (May 3rd -6th 2014. The lecture presentation was entitled “Probiotics influence colonic secretomotor function and gastrointestinal physiology in the mouse: In vitro and in vivo studies with Bifidobacterium infantis 35624 and Lactobacillus salivarius UCC118”. The work was carried out by Mr. Kevin Lomasney (PhD student, Dept. of Pharmacology & Therapeutics) and was co-supervised by Prof. John Cryan (Dept. of Anatomy & Neuroscience)

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Dr. Moore’s research presented at the University of Maryland

Dr. Moore’s research presented at the University of Maryland

  • 19 May 2014

Six presentations (two oral) from Dr. Anne Moore’s were selected for the Third International Conference on Microneedles at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore (May 19-21, 2014). This is the follow-on conference from the 2012 meeting held in Cork, a highly successful meeting of >180 delegates organised by Conor O’Mahony in Tyndall & Dr. Moore.

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Biomarker Symposium for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Biomarker Symposium for Neurodegenerative Diseases

  • 06 Jun 2014

Dr. Boland hosts symposium for biomarkers of neurodegenerative diseases in the Western Gateway Building.

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Staff Bar-B-Que: The Flying Enterprise (Cork)

Staff Bar-B-Que: The Flying Enterprise (Cork)

  • 06 Sep 2013

Staff Bar-B-Que: The Flying Enterprise (Cork)

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Alzheimer's Research Grant Success

Alzheimer's Research Grant Success

  • 03 Apr 2014

Dr. Barry Boland was recently awarded a New Investigator Research Grant from the Alzheimer’s Association (U.S.A). (http://www.alz.org/)

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St. Patrick's Day nod to an Irish scientist with a “Made in Canada” twist

St. Patrick's Day nod to an Irish scientist with a “Made in Canada” twist

  • 17 Mar 2014

Dr. Niall Hyland's research was recently featured in the Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology's "Made in Canada" series:

http://www.cdnsciencepub.com/blog/a-st-patricks-day-nod-to-an-irish-scientist-with-a-made-in-canada-twist.aspx

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