Four Trinity research projects secure funding of €1.5m each

  Four Trinity researchers have been awarded grants from the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant awards, bringing Trinity’s total number of ERC grants to 24. The projects will receive up to €1.5m each.   The ERC Starting Grants are awarded to budding researchers with the potential to become research leaders in their fields. The grants […]

Discovery by Trinity researchers to revolutionise vaccine administration

Researchers from Trinity’s School of Medicine have identified a class of “danger signals” that trigger an immune response in infants and newborns, according to a study published in the Journal of Immunology.   The discovery may lead to a reduction in the age of vaccine administration and the need for multiple booster injections in infants […]

Trinity professor wins outstanding researcher award

The Intel Corporate Research Council (CRC) has awarded Trinity chemistry professor and AMBER principal investigator, Professor John Boland, an Outstanding Researcher Award. Professor Boland is the fourth Irish researcher to have been given the award, which he received through gaining new insights into the behaviour of the building blocks of copper. His findings were published […]

Trinity professor elected as ordinary member of International Science Council

Geography Professor Anna Davies has been elected as an ordinary member of the first governing board of the International Science Council (ICS).   The ICS, formed from the merger of the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC), held its first general assembly on Wednesday in Paris.   At the […]

Trinity researchers launch Ireland’s first dementia-friendly hospital guidelines

 Researchers from TrinityHaus, a research centre within Trinity’s School of Engineering, have collaborated with the School of Medicine to launch a set of Dementia Friendly Hospital Guidelines, the first of its kind in Ireland.   The guidelines aim to provide a better hospital experience for people with dementia, their families and their caregivers. It gives […]

Life clings on at the Science Gallery

  Dangling from an asteroid on the ceiling of the Science Gallery Dublin, the Analemma Tower proposal baffles. A design for the world’s tallest building put forward by Clouds Architecture Office, the suggestion is to anchor a pendulum tower from a captured asteroid in Earth’s atmosphere – an ambitious prospect, to say the least. No more […]

Trinity participating in €9m project to protect global bee health

  Horizon 2020 is funding the Pan-European Assessment, Monitoring and Mitigation of Stressors on the Health of Bees, or PoshBee, a project that aims to understand how a range of bee species are impacted by various environmental pressures. The project also aims to  develop innovative tools to protect bees from negative impacts.   The project will […]

1 in 8 older Irish adults suffer from B12 deficiency, Trinity study finds

  Researchers from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity are calling for a change in Irish food production policy after their research showed that one in eight adults over 50 are low to deficient in vitamin B12, while one in seven are low to deficient in folate.   Their findings were published in […]

Trinity-led research finds that psychiatric disorders share genetic similarities

   An international study led by Trinity researchers, along side the Broad Institute at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University, has determined that psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder share many genetic variants, according to a study published today in the journal, Science.   The study, led by Professor in Psychiatry, […]

Ten new start-ups participate in Trinity’s newly launched European digital health incubator programme

Trinity’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Hub in partnership with the European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT Health) launched the EIT Health Validator today.   The first of its kind in Ireland, the EIT Health Validator programme aims to provide support for digital health start-ups dedicated to promoting healthy living and improving health care systems.   […]


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