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UCC Futures - Future Medicines

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Advancing Translational  Science into Next  Generation Medicines - Predictive diagnositcs, Precision Therapeutics, Next Generation Medicines

UCC Futures - Future Medicines

Advancing the translational science of next generation medicines and medical technologies for chronic diseases

Understand Ideate Translate

UCC Futures - Future Medicines

UNDERSTAND - patient factors for chronic diseases (such as Cancer, Cardiovascular, Gatro-intestinal, CNS, Inflammation); IDEATE - AI modeling/predictions, Digitalization technology, Multi-omnics and Bioinformatics; TRANSLATE - translational technologies, preclinical testing, clinical trials, health economics

Existing Research Strengths and Synergies

UCC Futures - Future Medicines

Existing research strengths and synergies including: Biophotonics and biosensors, multi-omics patient profiling, AI enabled personalised medicine / patient care, innovative clinical trials, precision drug delivery, RNA nano-therapeutics, AI informed novel molecular targets, bioinformatics and computational analytics

Impact New technologies, novel therapies and next generation medicines

UCC Futures - Future Medicines

IMPACT: New technologies, novel therapies and next generation medicines - Innovative Medicines (for chronic disease conditions), Better Treatment (decision making and patient outcomes), Early Detection (novel digital and diagnostic techniques)

Enabling collaboration across multiple research institutes and schools within UCC

UCC Futures - Future Medicines

Enabling collaboration across multiple schools and research institutes, centres and units

What is UCC Futures - Future Medicines?

UCC Futures - Future Medicines combines a multidisciplinary team of renowned world leading scientists, engineers and clinician investigators at University College Cork (UCC) and affiliated hospitals to deliver high-impact, transformational, next generation medicines and medical technologies. 

It leverages the expertise and infrastructure across multiple schools in UCC’s College of Medicine and Health, in addition to UCC Research Centres and Institutes including APC Microbiome Ireland and our flagship Tyndall National Institute. This unique translational environment will become a magnet for inward SME and MNC investment to the region especially across the biopharma, healthcare and medtech sectors. 

UCC Futures - Future Medicines is creating step-change advancements in earlier detection, faster prognosis and targeted treatments to reduce the global health burden and improve quality-of-life for patients with chronic conditions, such as cancer, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, neurological, and inflammatory diseases.

Applications Open

Applications are currently sought for a number of positions that support the ambitions of UCC Futures - Future Medicines, including researchers with broader interests including qualitative research skills that define the wider implications of our work.

The appointment of researchers of excellence, from Lecturer to Professor, will connect disciplines and research excellence across the University, mapping to existing research strengths within the College of Medicine and Health, College of Science, Engineering and Food Science and our flagship Tyndall National Institute, among others.  

Applications are particularly welcome from those with a disruptive and transformative research focus.

Explore the posts below for more information on the posts and who to contact for informal enquiries for each.

About UCC

University College Cork (UCC) is an internationally renowned university where excellence in teaching and research is aligned with an inclusive and respectful environment, where all staff and students can flourish and thrive.

Founded in 1845, UCC is a comprehensive research-intensive institution comprising four academic Colleges, delivering a rich tradition of collaborative teaching, research and scholarship that has true global impact.

About UCC Futures

UCC Futures is an ambitious new programme of research prioritisation coupled with an innovative academic recruitment strategy across ten indicative areas of strategic importance that will build a foundation for economic, societal and cultural resilience and prosperity.

Our Vision

University College Cork (UCC) is committed to continually strengthening its research and academic excellence. UCC Futures enables a dynamic enhancement of research, support of innovation and translation of research to tangible solutions to address emerging societal needs and global grand challenges, to secure a better future for all.

UCC Futures is one of a number of measures that will support our society to thrive and to secure a sustainable future for all.

Professor John O'Halloran

President of UCC

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UCC Futures….will inspire, engage and enable our researchers to create the future.

Professor John F. Cryan

Vice-President, Research and Innovation, UCC

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