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New Horizons Research Conference 2017

15 Dec 2017
New Horizons Research Conference 2017

The annual New Horizons Research Conference took place in the Western Gateway Building, UCC on Thursday, 7th of December 2017.

The conference showcased the diverse range of translational research from Postgraduate Research, Post-Doctoral Research and Clinical Research.

The day was divided into 3 sessions. Each session encompassed a stimulating mixture of oral presentations and lectures by prominent clinician scientists and academic staff. There was also a moderated poster session with 84 posters.

The conference concluded with a Prize-giving ceremony, with awards being distributed for the best posters and overall prize for the best oral presentation. The poster prizes were awarded to Yvonne Kiernan, School of Medicine, “The effects of Inflammatory Dermatological and Rheumatological conditions and their associated systematic medications on Oral Health”, Shauna Wallace Fitzsimons, APC Microbiome Institute, “An Oxytocin Feast: Novel signaling of the Oxytocin Receptor with the Gherlin Receptor and Glucogon like Peptide 1 Receptor in Social Eating” and Yensi Flores and Shona Cronin, Cork Cancer Research Centre and SynBio Centre, ‘Bacteria tumour targeting and in situ delivery of therapeutics.


Roseanne Tobin, Department of General Practice, won the Oral prize for her presentation titled ‘How to improve waiting times in General Practice – A survey of GPs.


Congratulations to all winners!


Please use the link to view photos from New Horizons 2017 

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