Awards for APC Scientists - June 2010
APC's Declan McKiernan was awarded a Michael C Berndt Gold Medal for his presentation at UCC's College of Medicine and Health Annual Research Day in Brookfield Health Sciences Complex on Wednesday 16th June 2010.
There were over 100 registrants and the topic was Molecules to Medicine. The day was structured around 4 themes, each with a Keynote Speaker and three research presentations. The themes and keynote speakers were: Measurement in Healthcare Research (Prof. Pamela Enderby, University of Sheffield) Optimising Drug Delivery and Therapeutics (Mr. Oliver Boucher, Sigmoid Pharma) Immunology and Infections (Dr. Simon Draper, University of Oxford) Gut Health (Prof. Paul Ross, Teagasc, Moorepark) From each theme, a winning presentation was chosen by the keynote speakers and the presenter was awarded the Michael C Berndt Gold Medal for Research Innovation. The Gold Medal Winners were Ciara O’ Toole, Dept of Speech and Hearing Sciences, UCC (Measuring Bilingual language acquisition ); Martin O’Neill, School of Pharmacy, UCC (Cyclodextrin mediated gene delivery to the intestine- predicting cellular uptake pathways and transfection complex stability); Andrew Coveney, Dept of Academic Surgery, CUH (Unravelling a novel role of myeloid-related proteins Mrp8/14 in self-tolerance and cross tolerance to Gram negative and Gram positive bacteria) and Dr Declan Mc Kernan, Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, UCC (Altered Toll Like Receptor responses in Irritable Bowel Syndrome).
A parallel poster event took place and over 80 posters were on display. Following judging, three posters were awarded prizes. APC scientists Carola Murphy, Gerard Moloney, Lindsay Hall, Aoife Quinlan, Emilie Faivre, Pat Casey, Fergus Shanahan, Silvia Melgar and Ken Nally. were awarded first prixze for their poster "Development and characterisation of a novel in vivo model to track neutrophil migration in experimental colitis using bioluminescence imaging."
Pictured are Professor Paul Ross, Teagasc and APC. Dr Declan McKiernan, APCand Professor Michael Berndt, Head of College Medicine and Health, UCC.