David Burns to attend 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

13 Jun 2018

David Burns, a PhD trainee at the Department of Physiology, has been competitively selected to attend the 68th Lindau Noble Laureate Meeting on the Island of Lindau, Germany. The Meeting is dedicated to Physiology and Medicine and 600 young scientists from 84 countries will have the opportunity to network with 41 Nobel Laureates.

David is one of three Irish scientists selected to participate at the prestigious gathering, together with Emer Duffy (Dublin City University) and ShuaiShuai Hu (Dublin Institute of Technology). The Irish Research Council recently celebrated the achievement with David’s family and mentor, Professor Ken O’Halloran, at an awards ceremony at the Royal College of Physicians, Dublin. The Council commended the awardees on their contribution to research and celebrated this wonderful opportunity to meet with leaders of their discipline.


The focus of David’s research is understanding mechanisms of nervous system control of breathing in neuromuscular disease. This research aims to develop interventional therapies to improve respiratory system performance in diseases such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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