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Irish Association of Pharmacologists

9 Nov 2021
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Staff and Students of University College Cork attend the annual Irish Association of Pharmacologist meeting. This year it was held in Limerick. 

2021 saw the Irish Association of Pharmacology meet in Limerick. We were delighted to be able to attend conferences again after the last 18 months. The excitement and enthusiasm was evident on the day with many people attending the conference.

There were many great presentatiosn and abstract submissions on the day. A detailed list of these can be found at

As always University College Cork was well represented on the day with many great presentatiosn and submissions from students. 

The first presentation on the day was from Rasha Alshaikh , University College Cork. She presented her work titled ” Sphingosine 1-phosphate, a potential target in neovascular retinal disease.” Rasha gave a fantastic presentation on her work, as a result of this Rasha won a prize for the best oral presentation on the day.




Ciara McCarthy from University College Cork presented her work titled ” Evaluation of cytotoxic activity and chemosensitisation of acute and chronic ethanolamine treatment on oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma” which was very well received by all. 



During the lunch break people had the opportunity to view a number of abstract poster submissions. There was a very high volume of submissions this year in comparison to previous years. Prize for the best poster submission went to Colm McElwain from University College Corkfor his poster titled "Investigating a Role for the NLRP3 Inflammasome in the Pathophysiology of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus".




There were many other great submissions from students of UCC. A full list can be found at 2021 IAP Book of Abstracts




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