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Colm McElwain and Samprikta Manna, PhD candidates in Dr. Cathal McCarthy’s lab both presented oral communications at the International Federation of Placenta Associations (IFPA) Annual Meeting. This year presentations were held virtually.
UCC Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics were delighted to welcome several summer students who were awarded grants from the Physiological Society, the Health Research Board and University College Cork.Read more
The Department of Pharmacology are delighted to announce Prof. Christian Waeber as our new Head of Department.Read more
Prof. Thomas Walther's group publishes exciting collaborative paper in Science Translational Medicine:Read more
The British Pharmacological Society and its Specialty Registrar Sub-Committee would be grateful if you could advertise the Early Career #ClinPharmWeek Abstract Competition. This year we are celebrating the valuable work of medical students, internal medicine and core medical trainees and pre-registration pharmacists and pharmacists up to 2-years post qualification. The authors of the top 3 abstracts from each discipline will be invited to present at Pharmacology 2020, the flagship international meeting of the British Pharmacological Society. The invited presentations will be judged by a panel of Clinical Pharmacologists and the winner of each discipline awarded an ‘Early Clinical Pharmacologist Abstract Prize’ and the overall winner will receive £250.
Congratulations to Professor Thomas Walther, the Head of Department for Pharmacology and Therapeutics, who submitted an application to Enterprise Ireland for TTSI3 Pipeline Fund support and has subsequently been awarded funding for his project, entitled: “Modelling modifications to small molecule drug candidates for use in restoring lung barrier function in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) patients infected with COVID-19.”
Professor Walther said, "this funding will significantly help us with developing a new drug for the treatment of acute lung failure in COVID-19, the main cause of death in these patients.”Read more
Dublin, Ireland - 9th April 2020: A joint investment of €12 million has been announced through a tripartite research and development partnership between the United States of America (USA), Republic of Ireland (RoI) and Northern Ireland (NI). The four awards announced will support more than 40 research positions across 10 research institutions, for three to five years. The US-Ireland Research and Development Partnership, launched in July 2006, is a unique initiative that aims to increase the level of collaborative R&D amongst researchers and industry professionals across the three jurisdictions.Read more
Professor Thomas Walther, Head of Department for Pharmacology and Therapeutics at UCC would like to congratulate Dr Orla Barry on being elected as the new Treasurer for the Irish Association of Pharmacologists (IAP). Her term will run from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2022.Read more
Congratulations to Professor Thomas Walther, the Head of Department for Pharmacology and Therapeutics for receiving €889 308.00 funding from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI).Read more
Dr Roisin Kelly-Laubscher and Dr Rachel Moloney, the Department's two newest Lecturers gave presentations to the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics team.Read more
Natural antioxidant found in mushrooms may alleviate features of Pre-eclampsia
New research reveals that a substance, L-ergothioneine, most commonly found in mushrooms, could help alleviate some features of pre-eclampsia.Read more
Jane Creech, a final year medical student with UCC was awarded the Early Career Pharmacologist Undergraduate Poster Prize for her poster entitled "The Incidence of Concurrent Benzodiazepine Use in Methadone Patients" at the BPS Pharmacology 2019 meeting which took place in Edinburgh (15th to 17th December 2019)Read more
Dr. Barry Boland recently welcomed two new MSc students to his lab. Ms Djamila Chabane, who will undertake her research project on an Erasmus placement from the University of Toulouse III Paul Sabatier (France). Ms Anagha Jagganathan who will begin her research placement this spring as part of her MSc in Molecular Cell Biology with Bioinnovation, from the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at UCC.
The central theme of their research aims to understand how truncated forms of tau protein are generated at early stages of Alzheimer’s disease”Read more
On 3rd December 2019, Kyle Malone and Colm McElwain from the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics team gave presentations at the New Horizons Conference which took place at Devere Hall at UCC.Read more
Huge congratulations to Anja Tetzner the Senior Technical Officer from the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics for winning the TK Fitness Strength Wars competition held on Sunday 15th December 2019 in Midleton.Read more
Dr Rachel D Moloney recently joined University College Cork as a Lecturer in our Department and she will be lecturing Pharmacology at the School of PharmacyRead more
Dr Roisin Kelly-Laubscher recently joined the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics and will be lecturing Pharmacology in the B.Sc. Medical and Health Sciences degree. Her research focuses on cardioprotection. More specifically it focuses on the role of Sphingolipid metabolites and the endothelial glycocalyx in ischemia-reperfusion injury.Read more
This years' Christmas Party took place at Amicus Restaurant and everyone had a fabulous time.
Dr Gary Grant, Kyle Malone and Roisin Cassidy gave presentations to the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics team in preparation of the IAP conference taking place on Saturday 30th November 2019.Read more
Congratulations to Benedict Blake for winning the 2018/2019 British Pharmacological Society Prize for Clinical Pharmacology at a Prize Giving Ceremony held at University College Cork on 22 November 2019. The award is being presented by Dr Patricia FitzGerald to Benedict Blake.Read more
Fiona Curtin an undergraduate student at UCC was awarded the Best Poster Prize at the 20th Annual Irish Association of Pharmacologists (IAP) Meeting held on Saturday 30th November 2019 in GalwayRead more
Andrew Irvine is being presented with the Dr Anne Wilson DENTSPLY Prize for Dental Pharmacology by Dr. Órla Patricia Barry from the Department of Pharmacology and TherapeuticsRead more
Congratulations to Dr Barry Boland on receiving funding from the College of Medicine and Health (CoMH), through their Translational Research Access Programme (TRAP)Read more
Dr Paul Gallagher and Leanne O'Sullivan took part in the Department Research Seminar on 22nd October 2019Read more
The British Pharmacology Society invites medical students from UK and Ireland to submit an abstract for the Clinical Pharmacology Abstract Competition taking place on the 15-17 December 2019 in Edinburgh.
Please note that deadlines for entry into the competition is Friday 25th October 2019 at 23:59 GMTRead more
The first Departmental Research Seminar for the 2019/2020 academic year took place on Tuesday, 10th September 2019, in the Departmental Meeting room and was attended by members of staff and researchers of the Department.Read more
Roisin Cassidy and Kyle Sadik from Dr. Órla Patricia Barry's team at UCC took part in a poster presentationRead more
Professor Thomas Walther and the Department of Pharmacology would like to congratulate Dr Cathal McCarthy who along with two other Lecturers from UCC supervised Rachel Williamson who successfully completed her PhD and passed her Viva Examination.Read more
Roisin Cassidy was awarded a Breakthrough Cancer Research PhD Scholarship for her PhD project entitled "Chemosensitisation of oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma using epigenetic modifiers and cytotoxic drug polytherapy."Read more
The Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics Summer PartyRead more
Professor Thomas Walther and the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics would like to congratulate Professor David Kerins for being appointed Chairperson of the Advisory Committee for Human Medicines of the Health Products Regulatory Authority. The appointment was made by the Minister for Health, Simon Harris on 25 June 2019Read more
The Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, hosted a morning research seminar on Thursday 27th June 2019, with guest speaker, Dr. Grant Churchill, from the Dept of Pharmacology, University of Oxford, UK
The seminar was open to all students and staff of UCC as well as any interested members of the publicRead more
Anja Tetzner completes her PhD through UCCRead more
Colm McElwain joins Dr Cathal McCarthy's team at UCCRead more
Kiran Pirambil, a second year undergraduate medical student joined Dr. Órla Patricia Barry with funding from a Medical Supplemental Award, School of Medicine, UCCRead more
Kyle Sadik an MSc Student join Dr. Órla Patricia Barry with funding from SEFS
Roisin Cassidy joins Dr Olra Patricia Barry's team with funding from Breakthrough Cancer ResearchRead more
Congratulations to Professor Thomas Walther on being shortlisted for the Bridge Network 2018 Invention of the Year Award. Members of Professor Walther's team, Andrew Moore and Maura Naughton have also been acknowledged for their role in collecting data in support of Professor Walther's research.
Hearty congratulations to Andrew Moore and the Rebel 1 Ultimate Frisbee team for winning the All-Ireland Indoor Frisbee Championship in January 2019
Anirudh Jaisimha celebrates with the UCC Pharmacology and Therapeutics Department after successfully completing his PhD and passing his Viva Examination.Read more
Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics thanks Dr Wendy Noble for taking time out for a lunchtime seminarRead more
Dr Maria Buckley joins the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics as a lecturer on the Graduate Entry Medicine (GEM) Programme. Previously, she worked at the Department of Psychiatry and Neuro-behavioural Science & APC Microbiome Ireland.Read more
The Irish Association of Pharmacologists 19th Annual Meeting took place on Friday 30th November 2018 at The Wellcome Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine, Queen’s University BelfastRead more
Francesca joins the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at UCCRead more
Dr. Ezster Tuboly recently joined Dr. Cathal McCarthy’s group as a Postdoctoral ResearcherRead more
This year's Christmas Party was held at the Woodford Bar in Cork.Read more
Andrew Moore's team was placed 2nd in the mixed event at the All Ireland Ultimate Championships 2018.Read more
Congrulations to Professor David Kerins for being appointed as a Member of the Health Products Regulatory Authority, by the Minsiter of Health, Simon Harris on 27 March 2019.Read more
The Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics is delighted to announce Laura Bernard as the winner of The Prize for Excellence in Pharmacology 2018.Read more
Congratulations to Wen Wei Chionh for winning the 2017/2018 British Pharmacological Society Prize for Clinical Pharmacology at a Prize Giving Ceremony which took place on 16 November 2018. The award is being presented by Professor Thomas Walther to Wen Wei, who is receiving the award for obtaining first place overall in Medical Pharmacology at Third Medical University Examination.Read more
Dr. Cathal McCarthy has recently been appointed a Lecturer in Pharmacology and Therapeutics where he will be lecturing on the new BSc in Medical & Health Sciences. Dr McCarthy is also Principal Investigator of both the HRB-funded COMRADES Study: MitoChondrial DysfunctiOn and Metainflammation in PRe-eclampsiA and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, and also the HRB-funded DIVINE study; “Dysfunctional mItochondria proVokes Inflammation iN prEeclampsia”Read more
We are pleased to announce that Prof. Karen Hsiao Ashe (University of Minnesota, USA), will deliver an afternoon seminar on her work on Alzheimer’s disease research. The talk is scheduled for 3:00-4:00pm on Monday, 23rd July 2018. The venue is Room 2.26 in the Western Gateway Building.
All are welcome - Tea & Coffee will be served.Read more
A prize giving ceremony was held on 14th June the Cork University Dental School, when Sinéad McKenna was awarded the Dr Anne Wilson Dentsply Prize for Dental Pharmacology 2017.Read more
Anja Tetzner successfully defended her PhD thesis on Wednesday, 6th June 2018Read more
A meeting will take place in UCC on Sat 23rd June (10.30-4.15pm) to discuss research funding for degenerative diseases of the brain in Ireland. This meeting is organised by Dementia & Neurodegenerative Network Ireland and Cork Neuroscience Centre and part hosted by the Deparment of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, UCC.
Neurodegenerative diseases are chronic, debilitating and largely untreatable conditions that are strongly linked with ageing. There is an estimated 55,000 people living with dementia and an estimated 9,000 people living with Parkinson's didease in Ireland. Neurodegenerative diseases place huge costs on society - both emotional and economic, and these costs represent the fastest growing burdens on healthcare systems in developed countries. For Alzheimer’s Disease alone, the total direct and informal care costs are presently estimated at €2 billion per annum in Ireland. The total health & social care costs for dementia exceed stroke, cancer and heart disease combined, making it Ireland’s most expensive disease. Despite this, funding for research in dementia and neurodegeneration has been disproportionately low when compared with the burden of disease. Only 2% of the national research budget has been allocated to neurodegenerative disease research, despite the significant societal burden of these diseases.Read more
This year's Christmas Party was held at the Woodford Bar in Cork.Read more
Dr Niall Hyland was one of the principal organisers of a festival of neurogastroenterology at UCC which culminated in NeuroGASTRO 2017, the flagship conference o the Neurogastroenterology & Motility Society. Over 450 delegates attended from across Europe and the world. This is a leading forum for discussion of the most recent cutting-edge research by leading investigators in the field of neurogastroenterology.Read more
Congratulations to Jacinta Walsh PhD candidate at the Department Pharmacology & Therapeutics, and Elaine Enright PhD candidate at the School of Pharmacy who were each awarded the Young Investigator Award for Best Poster and Best Oral Presentation respectively at the Irish Association of Pharmacologists Annual Meeting on 24th November 2017.
Also pictured are Dr Catríona Dowling (RCSI) who was awarded the prize for Best Oral Presentation and Dr Husvinee Sundaramurthi (UCD Conway Institute) who won the award for Best Poster.Read more
Congratulations to John David Kehoe who has been awarded both the British Pharmacological Society Prize for Clinical Pharmacology and the Dr Henry Hutchinson Stewart Medical Scholarship in PharmacologyRead more
Emer Lane has achieved the best results in Pharmacology over the four years of her BPharm Degree.Read more
Sara Coffey has been awarded the prize for best performance by a UCC medical student at the Prescribing Safely Assessment (PSA) 2017. Over 80 candidates sat for the PSA in 2017.Read more
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.Read more
Abi Duggan has been appointed as a Research Assistant, and her role is to draft and manage applications for research funding within the Department.Read more
Dr Paul Gallagher has recently joined the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics.Read more
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).Read more
This year's Christmas Party was held at SoHo.Read more
There was a big turn out for the Annual Conference of the Irish Association of Pharmacologists (IAP) which was held on 30th November.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Cian Gallagher was awarded the 2016 British Pharmacological Society (BPS) prize for Clinical PharmacologyRead more
The Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics is delighted to announce Tessa Cagney as the winner of The prize for Excellence in Pharmacology 2016.Read more
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.
Researchers in UCC and New York University have discovered that anti-hypertensive drugs could be used to help treat the severest effects of malaria.Read more
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.Read more
This year's Summer Party included a short trip down the river.Read more
Prof. Thomas Walther awards the BPS prize for Clinical Pharmacology 2013-2014 to Killian McCarthyRead more
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.Read more
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.
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: 9780128023044Read more
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.Read more
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.
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.
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.Read more
A preclinical study aimed at establishing the potential of fingolimod as an acute stroke therapeutic agent was recently funded by the Health Research Board.Read more
Dorothea Sarrouf was presented the Dr Anne Wilson prize at the School of Dentistry Prize Giving Ceremony held on 18th December 2015.Read more
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.Read more
This year's Christmas Lunch was held at the SoHo Restaurant.Read more
Congratuations to Jake Murphy winner of the NUI Henry Hutchinson Stewart Scholarship for Pharmacology 2015Read more
Congratulations to Anja Tetzner who was awarded third prize in the Irish Strong Woman Competition 2015.Read more
The Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics is delighted to announce Alice Nolan as the first winner of the Prize for Excellence in PharmacologyRead more
Prize Giving at the 16th Annual Conference of the Irish Association of Pharmacologists hosted by the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, UCC on 16th October 2015Read more
Irish Association of Pharmacologists 16th Annual Meeting hosted by the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, UCCRead more
The Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, UCC will host this year's IAP ConferenceRead more
The Departmental summer party was held on Friday 3rd JulyRead more
Stephen McInerney 2nd Year B Pharm student has been awarded a HRB StudentshipRead more
Congratulations to Carol O'Callaghan who was conferred with a PhD in Medicine at UCC Summer Conferrrings on 18th June.Read more
UCC placed in top 50 for Pharmacy & Pharmacology in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015Read more
Dr Rajesh Kumar has been appointed as to the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics as a lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology.Read more
Medical students at University College Cork have sat for the Prescribing Safely Assessment for the first time.Read more
Dr Orla Patricia Barry at the Spring Conferrings on 27th February 2015Read more
Congratulations to Dr Kinga GebolysRead more
Dr. Anne Moore's Group develop a Microneedle Patch for delivering malaria vaccine.Read more
Prof. Walther bravely completes Ice Bucket ChallengeRead more
Staff night out at Annie's Bar and RestaurantRead more
British Pharmacological Society (BPS) Prizes presented in the Dept. of Pharmacology and TherapeuticsRead more
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.Read more
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)Read more
Dr. Anne Moore was recently appointed as an Academic Editor of the journal PLoS One.Read more
Dr. Boland hosts symposium for biomarkers of neurodegenerative diseases in the Western Gateway Building.Read more
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.Read more
Dr. Niall Hyland's research was recently featured in the Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology's "Made in Canada" series:Read more
Staff Bar-B-Que: The Flying Enterprise (Cork)Read more