AIVRT Meeting in Queen's University Belfast - June 2023

AIVRT Meeting in Queen's University Belfast - June 2023

27 June 2023

The All-island Vaccine Research and Training Hub (AIVRT) team led by Assoc Prof Siobhán McClean, UCD and Prof Miguel Valvano, QUB held their second full network meeting in Queen's University Belfast on Tuesday 20th of June, 2023. All research themes and partners, University College Dublin, University College Cork, Trinity College Dublin and Queen's University Belfast, were represented.

AIVRT Network Outline

The event opened with a welcome introduction from our host and Northern Lead, Professor Miguel Valvano. It was particularly good to meet the PhD and post-doctoral researchers had been hired since the kick-off meeting in January. It was a productive morning of project updates and presentations from post-doctoral and PhD researchers. The afternoon began with an open seminar from AIVRT Principal Investigator, Prof Pat Walsh (TCD), to AIVRT researchers and a large audience of researchers from the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine, entitled "Intrerleukin-36 cytokines; orchestrators of inflammation and homeostasis at barrier surfaces”. The afternoon continued with more presentations from post-doctoral and PhD researchers and it was exciting to hear all the progress that they have made. A final open discussion session allowed all AIVRT participants to explore collaborative projects and future plans. Discussions continued over dinner which took place in Belfast city centre.

AIVRT Research Group
Standing: L-R - Anne Moore UCC, Emma Berry QUB, Siobhan McClean UCD, Keren Turton QUB, Miguel Valvano QUB, Julen Cortazar UCD, Katie Wilkstein UCC, Vicky Kett QUB, Rachel Lapeyre UCC, Sam McGlynn TCD, Beckie Ingram QUB, Patrick Walsh TCD, Shane Fox QUB Seated: L-R - Najam Sahar QUB, Gillian Shorter QUB, Rebekah Miskimmin QUB, Fiona Hills QUB, Nouran Elsayed Rezk UCD, Jeremy Aboagye TCD

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