Biomedical Society hosts Covid Conference

8 Oct 2020

Beginning on Monday 12th October at 6pm, five UCC Societies will host a week-long conference with a roster of amazing speakers who will be sharing their stories of working during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.

There have been numerous rapid and innovative advancements in many areas since COVID-19 arrived in Ireland and now we are going to give those at the forefront of these developments a chance to share their stories with us.


Monday 12th October
Prof. Mairead Kiely: Nutrition and COVID-19, with a focus on the implication of vitamin D 
Dr Gerard Killeen: The transmission and containment of COVID-19 

Tuesday 13th October
Dr Anne Moore: The development of a COVID-19 vaccine 
Dr Aoife Fleming and Dr Kieran Dalton: The impact of COVID-19 on community pharmacy in Ireland
Wednesday 14th October
Prof. Colin Bradley: GP training for the COVID community and the GP Buddy Communicating COVID tracker
Thursday 15th October
Dr Oisin O'Connell: Respiratory Consultant & Interventional Pulmonologist in Bons Secours Hospital
Dr Liam Fanning: Virology and sequencing of the virus
Friday 16th October
Dr Brigid Lucey and Dr Martina Scallan: The development of a lysis buffer for COVID-19 Testing 

Dr James O’Connor: Building the COVID lab

Events begin at 6pm and will last for 1 hour

Registration for these events is through a google form.
It can be located at this address:

Talks are live and questions are welcome via the chat function.

To find out more, please email Katie O’Brien

UCC Biomedical Science Society
UCC Science Society
UCC Pharmacy Society
UCC Medical Society

UCC Medical Research and Technology Society

School of Food and Nutritional Sciences

School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, Room 240 Food Science Building, University College, Cork