Funding basic research in science

 

Sir, – As scientists in Ireland and Irish scientists abroad, we are committed to making our contribution to Ireland’s recovery by doing the best and most innovative research possible. However, we are deeply concerned about the research policies implemented by the current Government. The policy of sustained investment in scientific excellence that helped build a vibrant scientific community in Ireland over the past 15 years has given way to a short-sighted drive for commercialisable research in a very limited set of prescribed areas.

Along with an investment in research that is below the EU average, steadily decreasing core grants to universities, and a constant demand to increase student numbers, these policies are creating a perfect storm for scientific research and education in Ireland and are undermining our abilities to carry out world-class research, to retain scientific talent in the country and also to educate future scientists and build a real and sustainable knowledge economy.

Innovation needs a strong core in basic research. A wealth of economic research shows that sustained investment in basic research pays huge dividends economically, not just through the generation of intellectual property and the development of new companies, but also by building human capital and by attracting companies that hope to benefit from a vibrant research community.

Countries with long-established and functional research systems that successfully underpin economic development rely on a well-balanced mix between basic and applied research.

The Government’s current investment in applied research is welcome and forms an essential part of an overall strategy to generate economic return from scientific research. However, without a continued parallel investment in longer-term, fundamental research there will be no discoveries to capitalise on.

By their very nature, such discoveries are not predictable and cannot be prescribed by what the Government calls “oriented basic research”. Equally unpredictable are the areas in which important discoveries will be made. Basic research should be funded on the criterion of excellence alone to ensure a credible and sustainable scientific infrastructure.

High-quality university education requires strong basic research. The current science policies of the Government are not only negatively affecting research but also science education in the country. A proper training in science requires hands-on experience in laboratories, with supervision and support from graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and other researchers. Because of the continually changing funding policy, the numbers of research staff are steadily decreasing and we have now reached the stage where not all science students are getting the opportunity to do real experimental work during their studies. Thus, our ability to deliver a quality education is being seriously degraded. As a consequence, Irish universities are being dragged down in international rankings and this slide will inevitably continue if the current policies are maintained.

Basic research and science education go hand in hand – aspirations for a knowledge economy must therefore recognise that a connected ecosystem is required to achieve this. Building such an ecosystem needs continuity in public support over a longer time-frame and the implementation of the necessary policies requires foresight and patience. We call on the Government and funding bodies, in devising the successor to the “Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation 2006-2013”, to reconsider their current policies and rebalance the funding of science to strongly support not only applied or “oriented basic” research in prioritised areas but also basic research across the full range of scientific disciplines. – Yours, etc,

TOM COTTER, MRIA, Boyle Medallist, University College Cork;

LUKE DRURY, MRIA, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies;

EILEEN FURLONG, ERC awardee, European Molecular Biology Laboratory;

GARRETT FITZGERALD,FRS, Boyle Medallist, University of Pennsylvania;

CATHERINE GODSON, MRIA, University College Dublin;

BRIAN HARVEY, MRIA, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland;

SEAMUS MARTIN, MRIA, Boyle Medallist, Trinity College Dublin;

KEVIN MITCHELL, Trinity College Dublin;

COLIN O’DOWD, MRIA, NUI Galway;

LUKE O’NEILL, MRIA, Boyle Medallist, ERC awardee, Trinity College Dublin;

STEPHEN O’RAHILLY, FRS, University of Cambridge;

EMMA TEELING, ERC awardee, University College Dublin. 

Marian Tsanov, PhD, MD, Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, Wellcome Trust RCD Fellow

Lear Brace, Researcher, Harvard University

Valerie O’Donnell, Professor, Cardiff University, ERC Awardee

Sarah McLoughlin, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Pennsylvania

Cliona O’Driscoll, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Maryland

Samantha White, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Fisheries and Oceans canada

Denise Fitzgerald, Lecturer, Queens University Belfast

Selinda Orr, Sir Henry Dale Fellow, Cardiff University

Ronan Loftus, IdentiGEN Ltd

Ita Costello, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oxford

Lynette Keeney, Researcher, Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork

Tara McMorrow, Senior Lecturer, University College Dublin

Daniela Quaglia, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Manchester, IRCSET

Francesca Paradisi, Senior Lecturer, University College Dublin

Lara Pes, Postdoctoral Researcher, Weill Cornel Medical College

Jinju James, Researcher, University College Dublin, IRC EPS Scholar

Rob Radford, Postdoctoral Researcher, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Valeria Bandecchi, Research associate, University College Dublin

Hilary Cassidy, Postdoctoral Researcher, University College Dublin, Newman Fellowship

Sebastien Puechmaille, Lecturer, University College Dublin

Maria O’Connell, Senior Lecturer, University of East Anglia

Karl Ackland, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Faustin Adiceam, Researcher, Maynooth University, SFI Fellow

Colin Adrain, Assistant Professor, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Lisbon Portugal

Kani Aggarwal, Research Fellow, Queen’s University Belfast

John Aggleton FRS, FMedSci, Associate Professor, Cardiff University

Mark Ahearne, Researcher, Trinity College Dublin, ERC Awardee

Khurshid Ahmad, Professor, Chair of Computer Science, Trinity College Dublin

Louise Allcock, Lecturer, NUI Galway

Robin Allshire FRS, FRSE, Professor, University of Edinburgh

Isabela Aparicio-Erriu, Research Manager, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Vincent Astier, Lecturer, University College Dublin

Michael Babechuk, Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Alan Baird, Professor, University College Dublin

Anne-Marie Baird, Postdoctoral Researcher, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Angela Baljuls, Postdoctoral Researcher, Systems Biology Ireland, University College Dublin, DFG Research Fellowship

Pasha Baranov, Lecturer, University College Cork

Martin Barr, Clinical Scientist, St James’s Hospital & Trinity College Dublin, FP7

Sofia Barreira, Researcher, NUI Galway

Alan Barrett, Researcher, Dublin City University, IRC enterprise partnership scholarship

Denis Barry, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Frank Barry, Professor, NUI Galway

Anne Barry-Reidy, Graduate Student

Shivakumar Basavaraju, Researcher, National University of Ireland Galway, Irish Research Council “Government of Ireland” Scholar

Sharee Basdeo, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Ozgur Bayram, Lecturer, Maynooth University, Department of Biology, CDA Awardee

Chris Bean, Professor, University College Dublin

Allen Bellew, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Orina Belton, Senior Lecturer, University College Dublin

Shane Bergin, Lecturer, Trinity College Dublin, SFI SIRG

Harald Berresheim, Senior Lecturer, National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG)

Ciarán Mac an Bhaird IMS, Lecturer, Maynooth University

Anna O’Faolain de Bhroithe, Postdoctoral Researcher, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, Zeuthen, Germany, IRC Awardee

Nikki Black, Researcher, National University of Ireland Galway

Oliver Blacque, Lecturer, University College Dublin

Shaun Bloomfield, Senior Research Fellow, Trinity College Dublin

Arun Bokde, Professor, Trinity College Dublin

John Boland MRIA, Fellow of the AAAS, Professor, Trinity College Dublin, ERC Awardee

Thomas Bolger, Professor, University College Dublin

Ursula Bond, Associate Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Cindy Bouchard, PhD student, Université de Montréal

Billy Bourke MRIA, Associate Professor, University College Dublin

Mary Bourke, President Irish Geomorphology Group, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Andrew Bowie MRIA, Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Aoife Boyd, Senior Lecturer, NUI Galway

Fabio Boylan, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Adrian Bracken, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Daniel Bradley MRIA, Professor, Trinity College Dublin, ERC Awardee

Gareth Brady, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin, Marie Curie

Ailbhe Brazel, Researcher, University of Edinburgh

Derek Brazil, Lecturer, Queens university Belfast

Conor Breen, Postdoctoral Researcher, Maynooth University

Kiva Brennan, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Paul Brennan, Reader, Cardiff University

Ciprian Briciu-Burghina, Researcher, Dublin City University

Martin Bridgeman, Professor, Boston College

Gerard Brien, Postdoctoral Researcher, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Elizabeth Brindley, PhD Student, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland

Elizabeth Brint, Lecturer, University College Cork

Ruth Britto, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin, ERC Awardee

Teresa Brophy, Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Dave Browe, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Colin Brown, Professor and Director of the Ryan Institute, NUI Galway

Jacinta Browne, Lecturer, Dublin Institute of Technology

Margaret Browne, PhD Researcher, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick

Nicolae-Viorel Buchete, Senior Lecturer, University College Dublin

Daniel Buckley, PhD, University College Dublin

Yvonne Buckley, Professor, Trinity College Dublin, School of Natural Sciences, Zoology

Peter van der Burgt FInstP, Senior Lecturer, Maynooth University

Nikita Burke, Postdoctoral Researcher, NUI Galway, Centre for Pain Reseach and Galway Neuroscience Centre

Geraldine Butler, Professor, University College Dublin

John Butler FRAS, FRMet. S., Emeritus Research Fellow, Armagh Observatory, MBE

Ray Butler, Lecturer, NUI Galway

Nigel Buttimore, Associate Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Anne-Marie Byrne Irish Cancer Society, Senior Research Fellow, Trinity College Dublin, Irish Cancer Society, Roche Researcher of the Year

Annette T Byrne, Senior Lecturer, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, SFI Career Development Award; Co-ordinator of FP7 Health Angiopredict Programme; Co-ordinator of Marie Curie AngioTox Programme

Daragh Byrne, Postdoctoral Researcher, Dublin City University

Enda Byrne, Postdoctoral Researcher, The University of Queensland

Greg Byrne, Lecturer, Dublin Institute of Technology

Hugh James Byrne, Professor, Dublin Institute of Technology

Jason Byrne, Researcher, RAL Space, UK

Ruth Byrne, Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Sadhbh Byrne, Researcher, School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin, IRC Awardee

Joao Cabral, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Brian Caffrey, Postdoctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute

Daniel Caffrey, Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Martin Caffrey MRIA, Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Gerard Cagney, Lecturer, University College Dublin

Robert Cahill, NUI Galway

Maeve Caldwell, Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Charlotte Callaghan, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Matthew Campbell, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin, President of Ireland Young Researcher Awardee

Veronica Campbell, Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Mary Cannon, Professor, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Noel Caplice, Professor, University College Cork

Ruth Carden IQUA, ICAZ , PhD & Independent Researcher, Research Associate, National Museum of Ireland-Natural History; IUCN Deer Specialist Group member; National University of Ireland Galway

John Carey, Postdoctoral Researcher, Tyndall - UCC

Eoin Carley IOPI, Postdoctoral Researcher, Paris Observatory, France., Marie-Curie ELEVATE fellowship, Earnshaw Medal

Caitriona Carlin, Postdoctoral Researcher, EPA funded PI at NUI Galway

Jim Carolan, Lecturer, Maynooth University

Richard Carroll, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Rosario Carroll, Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Richard Carson, Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Aoife Cartwright, Researcher, National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Lara Cassidy, Researcher, Trinity College Dublin, IRC Awardee

Paul Cassidy, Postgraduate, Trinity College Dublin

Rhodri Ceredig, Professor (Director, National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science), NUI Galway

Gordon Chambers, Lecturer, Dublin Institute of Technology

Gerard Clarke, Lecturer, University College Cork

Sara Clohisey, Postdoctoral Researcher, Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh

Marguerite Clyne , Senior Lecturer, University College Dublin

Deirdre Coffey, Lecturer, University College Dublin

David Coleman, Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Jonathan Coleman, Professor, Trinity College Dublin, ERC Awardee

Michelle Coleman, Postdoctoral Researcher, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle

Eoin O Colgain, Postdoctoral Researcher, State University of New York Stony Brook

Aoife Colgan, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Thomas Colgan, Postdoctoral Researcher, Queen Mary, University of London

Rebecca Coll, Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Molecular Bioscience - University of Queensland

Caitriona Collins, PhD Student, NUI Galway

Cassandra Collins SGM, Postdoctoral Researcher, CMHI IT Tallaght, Dublin 24.

Gavin Collins, Senior Lecturer, NUI Galway

Sean Commins, Senior Lecturer, Maynooth University

Ruth Connaughton, Researcher, University College Dublin

Valerie Connaughton AAS, APS, AGU, Principal Research Scientist, University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA

James Connelly, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Melissa Conroy, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Eric Conway, Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Robert Conway-Kenny AMRSC, Researcher, School of Chemistry, Trinity College Dublin

Andrew Coogan, Senior Lecturer, Maynooth University

Aoife Cooke, Postdoctoral Researcher, UCD

Michael Cooke, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Sarah Cooper, Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Pádraic Corcoran, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Shefffield

Sinéad Corr, Senior Research Fellow, Trinity College Dublin, SFI SIRG

Derek Costello, Lecturer, University College Dublin

John Costello, Professor, Dublin City University

David Cotter, Professor, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Thomas Cotter MRIA, Professor, University College Cork, Boyle Medallist

Aisling Coughlan, Researcher, University College Dublin

Colm Coughlan, Postdoctoral fellow, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

Mark Coughlan IQUA, Researcher, University College Cork

Emma Creagh, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Lucy Crockford, Lecturer, Harper Adams University, Shropshire, UK

Tadhg O Croinin Conway Fellow, Lecturer, University College Dublin

Anthony Cronin, Researcher, UCD

Peter Croot, Professor, NUI Galway

Darragh Crosbie, Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Kieran Crosbie-Staunton, Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Paul Crossey, Lecturer, University College Dublin

Mark Crowe MRIA, Professor, University College Dublin

Tasman Crowe, Senior Lecturer, University College Dublin

Peter Crowley, Lecturer, NUI Galway

Quentin Crowley FGS, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin

John Cryan, Professor, University College Cork

Anna Csergo, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow

Len Culhane FRS, Foreign Member of the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters, Emeritus Professor of Physics, University College London

Fred Cummins, Senior Lecturer, University College Dublin

Clare Cunningham, Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Colm Cunningham , Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow, Trinity College Dublin

Annie Curtis, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Rebekah D’Arcy, Lecturer, National University of Ireland Galway

Chris Dainty MRIA, Professor Emeritus at NUI Galway and Professorial Research Associate, University College London

Anne Daly, Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Gavin Davey, Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Anna Davies, Professor, Trinity College Dublin, ERC Awardee

Gemma-Louise Davies RSC, Institute of Advanced Studies Global Research Fellow, University of Warwick, UK

Kellie Dean, Lecturer, University College Cork

Andrea Degasperi, Postdoctoral Researcher, University College Dublin

Padraig Deighan, Assistant Professor, Emmanuel College, Boston

Colin Dempsey, Researcher, TCD

Michel Destrade, Professor, NUI Galway

Kevin Devine MRIA, Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Robert, J. N. Devoy LOICZ, IQUA, Professor, CMRC, Beaufort Laboratory & Dept. of Geography, UCC, IPCC, Nobel Peace Prize, 2007

Suraya Diaz, Postdoctoral Researcher

Detta Dickinson, Lecturer, National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Niall Dillon, Professor, Imperial College London

Shane Dillon, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Philip Dix, Professor, Maynooth University

Ruslan Dmitriev, SFI SIRG Investigator, University College Cork

Maciej Dobrzynski, Postdoctoral Researcher, University College Dublin

Alan Dobson MRIA, Professor, University College Cork

Adrian Dockery, Researcher, TCD

Peter Dockery, Professor, NUI Galway

Éilis Dockry, Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Helen Dodson, Lecturer, NUI Galway

Aidan Doherty, Professor, University of Sussex

Brian Dolan, Senior Lecturer, Maynooth University

Liam Dolan FRS, Sherardian Professor of Botany, University of Oxford, ERC Awardee

Ray Dolan FRS, Professor, University College London

Luna Dolezal, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Oliver Dolly, Professor, Dublin City University

John Donegan, Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Anthony Donohoe, PhD student, Maynooth University, IRC postgraduate scholarship

Serena Dool, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Greifswald

John Doran, Senior Lecturer, Dublin Institute of Technology

Charles Dorman MRIA, Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Vladimir Dotsenko, Assistant Professor, School of Mathematics, Trinity College Dublin

Eilís Dowd, Senior Lecturer, NUI Galway

Paul Dowding, Fellow Emeritus, Trinity College Dublin

Catriona Dowling, Researcher, University of Limerick

Eric Downer, Lecturer, University College Cork

Martin Downes, Professor, Maynooth University

Tim Downing, Lecturer, Dublin City University

Karen Doyle, Lecturer, NUI Galway

Sean Doyle, Associate Professor, Maynooth University

Luke Drury MRIA, Senior Professor, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

David Duffy, Postdoctoral Researcher, University College Dublin

Glen Duggan, PhD Candidate, Trinity College, Dublin

Aisling Dunne, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Margaret Dunne, Postdoctoral Fellow, Trinity College Dublin, IRC

Padraic Dunne MIACP, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Padraig Dunne F.Inst.P., Head of School, UCD School of Physics

Lydia Dyck, Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Paul Eastham, Naughton Assistant Professor and SFI Starting Investigator, Trinity College Dublin

Robin Edwards, Associate Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Sarah Edwards, PhD student, Trinity College Dublin

Guenther Eissner, Professor, University College Dublin, Systems Biology Ireland

Mark Elliott, Lecturer, NUI Galway

Robert Elmes Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Lecturer, Maynooth University

Karen English, Postdoctoral Researcher, Maynooth University, SFI SIRG

Sean Ennis, Lecturer, University College Dublin

Carsten Erhardt, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Brian Espey, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Alex Evans, Professor, Dean and Head of UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science, University College Dublin

Elisa Fadda, Lecturer of Chemistry, Maynooth University

Andrew Fagan, Associate Professor, St. James’s Hospital / Trinity College Dublin

Steven Fagan, Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Liam Fanning, Senior Lecturer, University College Cork & Cork University Hospital

Mario Fares, Associate Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Francesca Farina, Researcher, Maynooth University

Jane Farrar, Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Eugene Farrell, Lecturer, NUI Galway

Leo Farrell, Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Conor Feehily, Postdoctoral Researcher, University College Cork

Claire Fergus, Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Jane Ferguson, Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University

Dirk Fey, Postdoctoral Researcher, University College Dublin

Eric Finch, Associate Professo, Trinity College Dublin

John Findlay, Professor, Maynooth University

Conor Finlay, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

David Finlay, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin

David Finn, Professor, NUI Galway

Garret FitzGerald FRS, Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Boyle Medallist, SFI St. Patrick’s Day Science Medallist

Katherine Fitzgerald, Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Ross Fitzgerald, Professor, University of Edinburgh

Una Fitzgerald, Lecturer, NUI Galway

Deirdre Fitzgerald-Hughes, Lecturer, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

David Fitzpatrick, Lecturer, Maynooth University

Andrea Flannery, Researcher, NUI Galway

Dane Flannery, Senior Lecturer, NUI Galway

Andrew Flaus, Lecturer, NUI Galway

Karsten Fleischer, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Alastair Fleming, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Jean Fletcher, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Rory Flood, Queen’s University Belfast

Nicole Foley, Researcher, University College Dublin

Niamh Forde, Postdoctoral Researcher, University College Dublin

Tim Foster MRIA, Professor, Trinity College Dublin

John Foxe, Professor, Nathan Klein Institute, New York

Niall Foy, Researcher, Pfizer

John Fraher MRIA, Emeritus Professor, University College Cork

Uri Frank, Professor, NUI Galway

Louise Frizzell, Researcher, National University of Ireland, Galway

Sergey Frolov, Associate Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Eileen Furlong, Senior Scientist, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, ERC Awardee

Denise Gabuzda, Senior Lecturer, University College Cork

Michael Cleary Gaffney, Researcher, Maynooth University

James Gahan, Researcher, NUI Galway

Lorna Gallagher, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Louise Gallagher MRIA, Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Peter Gallagher, Associate Professor, Trinity College Dublin

William Gallagher, Professor, University College Dublin

Stephen Galvin, Lecturer, The University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Alessio Caratti o Garatti, Postdoctoral Researcher, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

Hugh Garavan, Associate Professor, University of Vermont

Clair Gardiner, Associate Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Stephen Gardiner MRIA, Professor, University College Dublin

Virginie Gautier, Researcher, University College Dublin

Sean Gaynard, Researcher, NUI Galway

Margaret Mc Gee , Lecturer, University College Dublin

Ray Genoe, Researcher, University College Dublin

Joan Geoghegan, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Yordan Georgiev, Professor, Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork

Sarah Gilgunn, Researcher, Dublin City University

Declan Gilheany, Professor, University College Dublin

Michael Gill, Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Gary Gillanders, College Lecturer, NUI Galway

Michelle Giltrap, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Sharon Glynn, Lecturer, NUI Galway

Oliviero Gobbo, Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Catherine Godson MRIA, Professor, University College Dublin

Martina Gogarty, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Patrick Goodman FInstP, Professor, Dublin Institute of Technology

Stephen Goodwin, Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator, University of Oxford

Stephen Gordon, Professor, University College Dublin

Adrienne Gorman, Lecturer, NUI Galway

Kevin Goslin, Researcher, Maynooth University

Patricia Gough, Lecturer, Maynooth University

Emmanuelle Graciet, Lecturer, Maynooth University

Steven Gray, Senior Clinical Scientist, St James’s Hospital & Trinity College Dublin

John Greally, Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Maura Grealy, Senior Lecturer, NUI Galway

Andrew Green, Professor of Medical Genetics, University College Dublin

Catherine Greene, Associate Professor, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Chris Greene, Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Derek Greene, Lecturer, University College Dublin

Garrett Greene, Lecturer, Dublin Institute of Technology

Muriel Grenon, Lecturer, NUI Galway

Christine Griffin, Senior Lecturer, Maynooth University

Sinead Griffin, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, Berkeley

Éadaoin Griffin, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

David Robert Grimes, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oxford, Maddox Prize 2014

Andrew Grimson, Assistant Professor, Cornell University

Martin Grunewald, Professor, University College Dublin

Niamh Mc Guinness , Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Pat Guiry MRIA, Professor, University College Dublin

David Gómez, Research fellow, University College Dublin

Jane Haakonsson, Researcher, Department of Environment Cayman Islands

Jana Haase, Lecturer, University College Dublin

Damien Haberlin, Researcher, University College Cork

Gregg Hallinan, Assistant Professor of Astronomy, California Institute of Technology

Collette Hand, Lecturer, UCC

Killian Hanlon, Researcher, Trinity College Dublin, IRC Awardee

Lorraine Hanlon, Associate Professor, University College Dublin

Barbara Hannigan, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Orla Hardiman, Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Andrew Harkin, Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Judith Harmey, Associate Professor, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Sarah Harney, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Denise Harold, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Louise Harra, Professor, UCL, Sir Arthur Clarke award for space achievement in research, RAS Chapman medal

Shaun Harrigan, Researcher, Maynooth University

Maryann Harris, Researcher, University College Dublin

Brian Harvey MRIA, Professor, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Brian Hayden, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of New Brunswick

Christopher Hayes, Researcher, Stokes Institute, University of Limerick, Ireland

Sheri Hayes, Researcher, University of Limerick

Colm Healy, Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Evan Healy, PhD Student, Trinity College, Dublin

Kevin Healy, Researcher, Trinity College Dublin, School of Natural Sciences, Zoology

Olive Healy PSI, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin

James Heffron MRIA, Professor, University College Cork

Stig Hellebust, Postdoctoral researcher, University College Cork

Christian Hellwig European Cell Death Organization member, Postdoctoral Researcher, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Irish Research Council Government of Ireland postdoctoral fellowship

Edel Hennessy, Researcher, Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience

Carmel Hensey, Senior Lecturer, University College Dublin

David Henshall, Professor and President of Neuroscience Ireland, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Caroline Herron, Senior Lecturer, University College Dublin

Chandralal Hewage IUBMB, Conway Fellow, University College Dublin

Des Higgins MRIA, Professor, University College Dublin

Jens Hillebrand, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Jennifer Hillis, Researcher, National University of Ireland Galway, MMI CTRSP scholarship

John Hinde, Professor and President of the International Biometric Society, NUI Galway

Elodie Hirschenhahn, PhD student, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Trevor Hodkinson, Associate Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Andrew Hogan, Postdoctoral Researcher, University College Dublin

Karsten Hokamp, Bioinformatics Research Officer, Trinity College Dublin

Celia Holland MRIA, Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Richard Holland, Lecturer, Queen’s University Belfast

Aidan Holohan, PhD Student, University College Dublin

Aileen Houston, Research Scientist, University College Cork

Jillian Howlin, Researcher, Lund University Cancer Center/ Medicon Village, Sweden

Nengwei Hu, Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Natalie Hudson, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Linda Hughes, Postdoctoral Researcher, DCU

Mark Hughes, Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Stefan Hutzler, Associate Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Georgiana Ifrim, Lecturer, University College Dublin

Philip Ilten, Postdoctoral Researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Andrew Jackson, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin, School of Natural Sciences, Zoology

David Jebb, Researcher, University College Dublin

Simon Jeffery, Adjunct Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Elise Jennings, Postdoctoral Researcher, Fermilab & KICP University of Chicago

Emilia Jerman, Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Mark Jessopp, Postdoctoral Researcher, University College Cork

Darryl Johnson, Graduate Student, Faculty of Health and Medical Science, University of Copenhagen

Mark Johnson, Professor, NUI Galway

Daniel Johnston, Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Lisa Jones, Postdoctoral Researcher, Dublin City University

Johanna Joyce, Professor, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Balz Kamber, Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Sarah Kandrot Irish Geomorphology Group, Researcher, University College Cork

Adam Kane, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin, School of Natural Sciences, Zoology

Patrick Kavanagh, Postdoctoral researcher, University of Tuebingen

Tony Kavanagh MRIA, Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Alison Kay, Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Evan Keane, Project Scientist, SKA Organisation, Jodrell Bank Observatory, UK

Joseph Keane, Professor, Trinity College Dublin

James Keaveney, Postdoctoral Researcher, FWO, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Pegasus Marie Curie Fellow

Grainne O’ Keeffe, Postdoctoral Researcher, Maynooth University

Stephen Keely, Associate Director, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Dermot Kelleher FMedSci, Professor, Dean Elect, University of British Columbia, Canada

Aine Kelly, Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Clare Kelly, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience

Daniel L. Kelly, Emeritus Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Gabrielle Kelly, Senior Lecturer, University College Dublin

John Kelly, Professor, NUI Galway

Simon Kelly, Lecturer, University College Dublin

Tara Kelly, PhD Student, Trinity College Dublin

Vincent Kelly, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin

John Kennedy, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Dermot Kenny MD, FACC, FRCPI., Professor, RCSI

Elaine Kenny, Postdoctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute

Norma Keogh , PhD student, NUI Galway

Bill Keyes, Group Leader, Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Barcelona

Boris Kholodenko, Professor, University College Dublin

Thomas Kidd, Associate Professor, University of Nevada

Maeve Kiely, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Limerick

Patrick Kiely, Lecturer, University of Limerick

Martin Kilian, Lecturer in Mathematics, University College Cork

Kate Killick, Postdoctoral Researcher, University College Dublin

Paula Kinsella, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Therese Kinsella MRIA, Associate Professor, University College Dublin

Gemma Kinsella , Lecturer, Dublin Institute of Technology

Klaus-Peter Koepfli, Researcher, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, USA

Walter Kolch, Professor, University College Dublin

Izabela Koryga, Researcher, NUI Galway

Milovan Krnjajic, Lecturer, NUI Galway

Kamila Kwasniewska, Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Juan Pablo Labrador, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Robert Lahue, Professor, NUI Galway

Edmund Lalor, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Stephen Lalor, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Mark Lang, Senior Lecturer, NUI Galway

Fiona Lanigan, Researcher, University College Dublin

Ed Lavelle, Associate Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Colin Lawton, Lecturer, NUI Galway

Siobhan Leahy, Postdoctoral Researcher, TCD

Donal Leech, Personal Professor, School of Chemistry and Dean, College of Science, NUI Galway

Eoin Lettice, Lecturer, University College Cork

Rupert Levene, Lecturer, University College Dublin

Mark Little, Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Rick Livesey, Senior Group Leader, University of Cambridge

Marta Llorens-Agost, Researcher, National University of Ireland, Galway

Vladimir Lobaskin, Lecturer, University College Dublin

Andrea Locatelli, PhD Student, University College of Dublin

Brendan Loftus, Professor, University College Dublin

Christopher Hugh Logue, Associate Professor, Novel and DAngerous Pathogens, Public Health England, Porton Down, UK / USFQ, Ecuador

Susan Logue, Postdoctoral Researcher, NUI Galway

Aideen Long, Professor, Trinity College Dublin

David Long, Early-Career Leverhulme Fellow, Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College London

Maria Long MCIEEM, Researcher, Independent Ecologist, links withTCD/NUIG

Ann Marie Looney, Researcher, University College Cork

Lorna Lopez, Postdoctoral Researcher, RCSI

Alexander Loudon RSC, Researcher, Trinity College

Kevin Lougheed, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

James Loughman, Professor, Dublin Institute of Technology

Gary Loughran, Research Fellow, University College Cork

Carlos Loureiro, Postdoctoral Researcher, Ulster University, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Global Fellowship

Noel Lowndes, Professor, NUI Galway

Michelle Lowry, Researcher, TCD

Francis Ludlow, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin & Yale University, Irish Research Council “Government of Ireland” Scholar

Olaf Luebben German Physical Society (DPG), Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

James Lunney MRIA, Professor, Trinity College Dublin

John Luong, Professor, SFI Walton Fellow, University College Cork

Gerard Lynch, Postdoctoral Researcher, University College Dublin

Kevin Lynch, Researcher, NUIG

Lydia Lynch, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Marina Lynch MRIA, Professor of Cellular Neuroscience, Trinity College Dublin

Peter Lynch MRIA, Professor Emeritus, University College Dublin

David Lynn, Associate Professor, Flinders University

Melinda Lyons, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin, School of Natural Sciences, Botany

Mike Lyons, Professor, School of Chemistry & CRANN, SFI Principal Investigator

Victoria Lyons, Researcher

Des MacHale, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, University College Cork

John MacSharry, Lecturer, University College Cork

Michael Mackey, Lecturer, University College Dublin

Niall Madden, Lecturer, University College Dublin

Elaina Maginn, Postdoctoral Researcher, Imperial College London

Edmond Magner, Professor, University of Limerick

Eleanor Maguire, Professor, University College London

Pierce Maguire IOP, Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Nasir Mahmud, Associate Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Stephen Mahony, PhD student, School of Biology and Environmental Science, University College Dublin, IRC EMBARK scholarship

Beatrice Malacrida, PhD student, University of Limerick

David Malone, Lecturer, Maynooth University

Paul Malthouse MRIA, Associate Professor, University College Dublin

Rosie Mangan, Postdoctoral Researcher, Rhodes University

Hugh Manning, Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Joseph Manning, Lecturer, University College Cork

Fiona Mansergh, Research Fellow, Trinity College Dublin

Celine Marmion, Associate Professor, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Nicola Marples, Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Darren Martin, Lecturer, Maynooth University

Kenneth Martin, Researcher, University College Cork

Seamus Martin MRIA, Smurfit Professor of Medical Genetics, Trinity College Dublin, Boyle Medallist

Vanesa Gabriela Martinez, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Catarina Marvao, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin, ERC Awardee, Fulbright

Martin Mathieu MRIA, Reader in Mathematics, Queen’s University Belfast

Mihalis Mathioudakis, Professor, Queen’s University Belfast

Valeria Mattiangeli, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

James McAteer, Assistant Professor, New Mexico State University

Gethin McBean, Senior Lecturer, University College Dublin

Sheila McBreen, Lecturer, University College Dublin

Vincent McBrierty MRIA, Emeritus Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Brian McCabe, Assistant Professor, Columbia University

Paul McCabe, Senior Lecturer, University College Dublin

John McCaffrey, Senior Lecturer, Maynooth University

Mary McCaffrey, Professor, University College Cork

Malachy McCann MRIA, Senior Lecturer, Maynooth University

Eoin McCarney, Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Hannah McCarthy, PhD student, NUI Galway

Justin McCarthy, Senior Lecturer, University College Cork

Tommie McCarthy, Professor, University College Cork

Malcolm McClure FGS, MIQA

Aisling McCluskey, Lecturer, NUI Galway

David McConnell MRIA, Emeritus Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Declan McCormack FRSC, FICI, Professor, Dublin Institute of Technology

Grace McCormack, Senior Lecturer, NUI Galway

Claire McCoy, Postdoctoral Researcher, TCD, HRB / Marie Curie Fellowship

Allan McDevitt, Postdoctoral Researcher, Mammal Research Institute, Poland

Colm McDonald, Professor, NUI Galway

Michael McDonald, Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Tony McElligott, Researcher, TCD

Jennifer McElwain, Professor, University College Dublin, ERC Awardee

Julie McEnery, co-Director Joint Space Sciences Institute, NASA/GSFC and University of Maryland

Ryan McGarrigle, Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Lorraine McGill, Postdoctoral Researcher, UCD

John McGilp MRIA, Professor of Surface & Interface Optics, Trinity College Dublin

Ciara McGlynn, Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Enda McGlynn F.Inst.P., Associate Professor, Dublin City University

Gayle McGlynn, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin

David McGovern, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin, Irish Research Council “Government of Ireland” Scholar

Iggy McGovern, Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Kevin McGuigan FInstP, FRSC, DSc, Associate Professor, Dept. of Physiology and Medical Physics, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, DSc

Gary McGuire, Associate Professor, University College Dublin

Marie McIlroy, Lecturer, RCSI

James McInerney FAAM, Professor, Maynooth University

Benjamin McKay, Lecturer, University College Cork

Russell McLaughlin, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Declan McLoughlin, Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Paul McLoughlin, Professor, University College Dublin

Aoife McLysaght, Professor, Trinity College Dublin, ERC Awardee

Harvey McMahon FRS, Programme leader, Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, University of Cambridge

Hilary McMahon, Lecturer, University College Dublin

Siobhan McMahon, Lecturer, NUI Galway

Jennifer McManus, Lecturer, Maynooth University

Roisin McManus, Researcher, Tributy College Dublin

Ross McManus, Professor, Trinity College Dublin

David McNamara, Researcher, GNS Science, New Zealand

Ronan McNulty, Professor, University College Dublin

Brian McStay, Professor, NUI Galway, Wellcome Senior Investigator

Denise Mccullagh QRA, PhD Student, Ulster University

Aidan Meade, Lecturer, Dublin Institute of Technology

Carlos Medina, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Richard Meehan, Professor, University of Edinburgh

Martin Meere, Lecturer, NUI Galway

Nidhi Mehta, PhD student, Trinity College Dublin

Wim Meijer, Associate Professor, University College Dublin

Mark Mellett, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Zurich

Pauline Mellon, Senior Lecturer, School of Mathematical Sciences, UCD

Rainer Melzer, Lecturer, University College Dublin

Leo Metcalfe IAU, MInstP, EAS, Mission Manager, European Space Agency (ESA)

Sinead Miggin, Lecturer, Maynooth University

George Miley, Professor, Leiden University

Tom Millar MRIA, Professor of Astrophysics and Dean of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Queen’s University Belfast

Ian Miller, Postdoctoral Researcher, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Ryan Milligan, Visiting Research Fellow, Queen’s University Belfast

Kingston Mills MRIA, Professor of Experimental Immunology, Trinity College Dublin

Richard Milner, Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Fraser Mitchell, Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Jennifer Mitchell, Lecturer, University College Dublin

Kevin Mitchell, Associate Professor, Trinity College Dublin

K. H. Mok, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Anne Molloy, Associate Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Jennifer Molloy, Postdoctoral Researcher, CEA, Grenoble

Claire Molony , Researcher, Dublin city university

Rosemary Monahan, Lecturer, Maynooth University

Priscilla Mooney, Researcher, US National Center for Atmospheric Research

Tom Moore, Professor, University College Cork

Maria Morgan, Senior Lecturer, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Patrick Moriarty, Adjunct Lecturer, NUI Galway

Derek Morris, Lecturer, NUI Galway

Ciaran Morrison, Professor, NUI Galway

Brian Edward Morton, Researcher, University of Glasgow

Terry Mosely FRAS, President, Irish Astronomical Association, Opik Award, Fitzgerald Medallist

Sinead Moylett, PhD Candidate, Trinity College Dublin

Paul Moynagh, Professor, Maynooth University

Grace Mulcahy, Professor, University College Dublin

Daragh Mullarkey, Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Barry Murphy, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Brendan Murphy, Professor, University College Dublin

Carola Murphy, Postdoctoral Researcher, University College Cork

Clodagh Murphy, Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Emer Murphy, Researcher, University of Sheffield

Gareth Murphy, Postdoctoral Researcher, Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen

J Anthony Murphy CPhys FInstP, FRAS, MIEEE, Professor, Maynooth University - National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Keith Murphy, Senior Lecturer, School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science, University College Dublin

Kieran Murphy, Professor, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Patrick Murphy PSI, PhD Candidate, Trinity College Dublin

Sandra Murphy, PhD Student, Maynooth University

Sinead Murphy, Researcher, Maynooth University

Sylvia Murphy, Researcher, University of Limerick

Therese Murphy, Research Fellow, University of Exeter, Narsad Young Investigator grant

Emily Goldstein Murphy , PhD, University College Cork

Alyson Murray, Postdoctoral Researcher, University College Dublin

Deirdre Murray, Senior Lecturer, University College Cork

James Murray, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin

John Murray Irish, London & American Mathematical Societies, Senior Lecturer, Maynooth University, National University of Ireland Maynooth

Sophie Murray, Researcher, Met Office, UK

Fionn Murtagh MRIA, Member Academia Europaea, Professor of Computer Science, De Montfort University and Royal Holloway, University of London

Ken Nally, Lecturer, University College Cork

Argha Nandy, Researcher, National University of Ireland Galway, Hardiman Scholarship

Charles Nash, Professor, NUI Maynooth

Heinz Peter Nasheuer, Professor, NUI Galway

Bahman Nasseroleslami, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Antonella Natta, Honorary Professor, School of Cosmic Physics, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

Michelle Naughton, PhD candidate, National University of Ireland, Galway

Borislav Naydenov Trsa, Researcher, CRANN, Trinity College Dublin

Una Nealon, Researcher, University College Dublin

Fiona Newell, Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Carl Ng, Senior Lecturer, University College Dublin

Lan Nguyen, Research Fellow, Systems Biology Ireland, University College Dublin

Valeria Nicolosi, Professor, Trinity College Dublin, ERC Awardee, PIYRA Awardee

Conor Nixon, Research Space Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Elizabeth Nixon, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Derek Nolan, Associate Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Yvonne Nolan, Senior Lecturer, University College Cork

Emma Norton, PhD candidate, Trinity College Dublin

Paul Nulty, Postdoctoral Researcher, London School of Economics and Political Science

Carol O’Brien, Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Ciaran O’Brien, Researcher, University College Cork

Eoin O’Brien, PhD Student, Trinity College Dublin

Conor O’Byrne, Senior Lecturer, NUI Galway

Derek O’Callaghan, Postdoctoral Researcher, VOX-Pol Centre, Dublin City University

Georgia O’Callaghan, Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Donal O’Carroll, Group Leader, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, ERC Awardee

David O’Connell, Lecturer, UCD

Mary O’Connell, Group Leader, Dublin City University

Redmond O’Connell, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin, ERC awardee

Darran O’Connor, Senior Lecturer, University College Dublin, Co-Director Cancer Biology & Therapeutics Laboratory, St Luke’s Young Investigator Winner

Denjoe O’Connor MRIA, Professor, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies.

John O’Connor, Senior Lecturer, University College Dublin, Conway Silver Medal RAMI

Nessa O’Connor, Lecturer, Queen’s University Belfast

Rosemary O’Connor, Professor, University College Cork

Terence O’Connor FSA FZS, Professor, University of York

John O’Doherty, Professor, California Institute of Technology

Diarmuid O’Donoghue, Lecturer, Maynooth University

Colin O’Dowd MRIA, DSc, FInsP, FRMetS, Professor, NUI Galway

Lorraine O’Driscoll, Associate Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Colm O’Dwyer, Lecturer, University College Cork

David O’Dwyer, Dr., ASML, Netherlands

Veronica O’Dwyer, Lecturer, Dublin Institute of Technology

Anthony G. O’Farrell MRIA, Professor, Maynooth University

Cliona O’Farrelly, Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Vincent O’Flaherty, Professor, NUI Galway

Peadar Ó Gaora, Senior Lecturer, University College Dublin

James O’Gara, Professor, NUI Galway

Dara O’Halloran, PhD Student, Moyne Institute, Trinity College Dublin

Craig O’Hare, Researcher, University of Dundee

Cahir O’Kane, Group Leader, University of Cambridge

Gerard O’Keefe, Lecturer, University College Cork

Eoin O’Keeffe, Graduate Student, Trinity College Dublin

Richard O’Kennedy MRIA, Professor, Dublin City University

Claire O’Leary, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Manchester

Olivia O’Leary, Lecturer, University College Cork

Patrick O’Leary IACR, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California San Francisco

Diarmuid Ó’Maoiléidigh, Postdoctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne

Shane O’Mara MRIA, FAPS, FTCD, Professor, Trinity College Dublin, Wellcome Senior Investigator

William O’Mullane IAU, Head of Operations Development Division, European Space Agency (ESA) - Science and Robotic Exploration

Cora O’Neill, Senior Lecturer, University College Cork

Eimear O’Neill, Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Luke O’Neill MRIA, Professor, Trinity College Dublin, ERC Awardee, Boyle Medalist

Michael O’Neill, Professor, University College Dublin

Sarah O’Neill, Lecturer, RCSI

Stephen O’Rahilly FRS, Foreign MNAS (USA), Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Medicine, University of Cambridge

David O’Regan, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Jane O’Reilly, PhD Candidate, Trinity College Dublin

Brian O’Shaughnessy, Researcher, NUI Galway

Seamus O’Shaughnessy, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Ann O’Shea, Lecturer, Maynooth University

Clodagh O’Shea, Associate Professor, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Donal O’Shea, Professor, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Jacinta O’Shea, Researcher, University of Oxford, UK, Royal Society

Créidhe O’Sullivan, Senior Lecturer, National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Denis O’Sullivan MRIA, Professor Emeritus, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

Gerry O’Sullivan MRIA, F.Inst.P, Professor, Physics, UCD

Jeff O’Sullivan, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Mary O’Sullivan, Lecturer, Trinity College Dublin

Maureen O’Sullivan, Consultant Pathologist and Clinical Professor, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital

Niamh O’Sullivan, Lecturer, University College Dublin

Bruce Osborne, Professor, University College Dublin

Robert Osburn , Lecturer, University College Dublin

Vikram Pakrashi, Lecturer in Structural Engineering, University College Cork

Dmitri Papkovsky , Professor, University College Cork

Mike Peardon, Associate Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Barak Pearlmutter, Professor, National University of Ireland Maynooth, US NSF, SFI

Marcin Penk, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin, School of Natural Sciences, Zoology

David Perez-Suarez, Postdoctoral Researcher, University College London

Antoinette Perry, Senior Research Fellow, Trinity College Dublin

Maria Pertl, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Jared Peters IQRA, IAS, Researcher, University of Ulster, CAG Starkey-Robinson Award

Andreea Petrasca , Researcher, Trinity college dublin, SFI

James J Phelan, Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Petri Piiroinen, Lecturer, NUI Galway

Roisin Pinfield, Researcher, University College Cork

Ron Pinhasi, Associate Professor of Archaeology, University College Dublin, ERC Awardee

Gianluca Pollastri, Senior Lecturer, University College Dublin

Zoë Popper, Lecturer, NUI Galway

Richard Porter, Associate Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Aaron Potito, Lecturer, National University of Ireland Galway

Anne Marie Power, Lecturer, NUI Galway

Eileen Power, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin, IRC

James Power, Lecturer, Maynooth University

Rajendra Prasath, Senior Postdoctoral Researcher, University College Cork

Jochen Prehn, Professor, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Michael Prentice, Professor and Head of Department of Pathology, University College Cork

Barbara Doyle Prestwich, College Lecturer, University College Cork

Elisa Pueschel VERITAS, CTA, Postdoctoral Researcher, University College Dublin

Conor Purcell, Postdoctoral Researcher, University College Dublin, SFI grant

Finn Purcell-Milton, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Emma Quinn, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

John Quinn, Senior Lecturer, University College Dublin

Marek Radomski, Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Mark Rae, Lecturer, University College Cork

Alexander Rahm, Lecturer, NUI Galway

Mani Ramaswami MRIA, Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Jens Rauch, Research Fellow, University College Dublin

Mathilde Raverdeau, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Tom Ray MRIA, FRAS, Professor, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

Stephen Rea, Lecturer, NUI Galway

Matt Redman, Director, Centre for Astronomy, NUI Galway

Thomas Reed, Lecturer, University College Cork, ERC Awardee

John Regan, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Helsinki

Tim Regan , Postdoctoral Researcher, UofE

Markus Rehm Academy of the European Cell Death Organisation, Lecturer, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Horizon 2020 MEL-PLEX ITN coordinator

Neil Reid, Lecturer in Conservation Biology, Queen’s University Belfast

Mairead Reidy, Postdoctoral Researcher, NUI, Galway

Richard Reilly MRIA, Professor, Trinity College Dublin

William Reville, Emeritus Professor, University College Cork

Ian Richardson, Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Sam Roberson, Quaternary Geologist, Geological Survey of Northern Ireland

Oliver Roberts, Postdoctoral Researcher, University College Dublin

Ian Robertson MRIA, Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Mark Robinson, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Manuel Yusef Robles, Postdoctoral Researcher, University College Dublin

Joseph Roche, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Michelle Roche, Lecturer, NUI Galway

Richard Roche, Assistant Professor, Maynooth University

Jenny Ronan, Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Chemical Sciences, Dublin City University

William Ronan, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Cambridge

Sharon Rourke, Researcher, Maynooth University

John Rouse, Professor, University of Dundee

Michael Rowan, Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Justine Rudkin, Postdoctoral researcher, NUIG

Ronald Russel , Associate Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Anthony Ryan, Senior Research Fellow, Trinity College Dublin

Colm Ryan, Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow, University College Dublin

Elizabeth Ryan, Senior Research Fellow, University College Dublin

Karen Ryan, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Patrick Ryan, PhD Student, Trinity College Dublin

Ray Ryan, Professor, NUI Galway

Sinead Ryan, Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Sinéad Ryan, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Tomás Ryan, Postdoctoral Researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Attila Salamon, PhD student, University College Dublin

Afshin Samali, Professor, NUI Galway

Corrado Santocanale, Professor of Molecular Medicine, NUI Galway

Maria Santos-Martinez, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Astrid Sasse, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Laura Luque Sastre , PhD student, University College Dublin

Amro Satti, Project Manager, Leitat Technological Center

David Scanlon, Lecturer, University College London and Diamond Light Source

Michel Schellekens, Professor, University College Cork

Gerhard Schlosser, Lecturer, NUI Galway

Martina Schroeder, Lecturer, Maynooth University

Gill Scott, Lecturer, Maynooth University

Eamon Scullion, ICR postdoctoral researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Ricardo Segurado, Lecturer, University College Dublin

Aswin Sekhar, Researcher, Armagh Observatory

Cathal Seoighe, Professor, NUI Galway

Samson Shatashvili MRIA, Professor, Trinity College Dublin, RIA Gold Medallist

Andrew Shearer, Professor, NUI Galway

David Sheehan, Professor, University College Cork

Helen Sheridan, Associate Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Kevin Sheridan, Researcher, Maynooth University

Denis Shields, Professor, University College Dublin

Brian Shortt, Applied Physicist, European Space Agency

Peter Shum, Researcher, University of Salford

Bruno Simoes, Postdoctoral Researcher, The Natural History Museum, London

Stefan Sint, Associate Professor, Trinity College Dublin, School of Mathematics

Jon-Ivar Skullerud, Lecturer, Maynooth University

Anthony Small, Senior Lecturer, Maynooth University

Stephen J. Smartt, Professor and Director of the Astrophysics Research Centre, Queen’s University Belfast

Amelia Smith, Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Christopher Smith MInstP, Experimental Officer, Trinity College Dublin School of Physics

Owen Smith, Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Sinead Smith, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Stephen Smith, Associate Professor, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences

Albert Smolenski, Senior Lecturer, University College Dublin

Emma Sokell Institute of Physics, Senior Lecturer, University College Dublin

Giulio Solferino, Lecturer, University College Cork

Tewfik Soulimane, Professor, University of Limerick

Charles Spillane, Professor of Plant Science, NUI Galway

Kevin Stacey, Researcher, MCCIR, University of Manchester

John Stalker, Associate Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Raymond Stallings, Professor, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, NIH RO1

Alice Stanton FRCPI, Professor, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Martin Steer MRIA, FRMS, Professor Emeritus, UCD

Bettina Stefanini, Lecturer, Maynooth University

Nigel Stevenson, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Darragh Stewart, Researcher, TCD

Gavin Stewart, Lecturer, University College Dublin

Jane Stout, Senior Lecturer, Trinity College Dublin

Gundula Streubel, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Aideen Sullivan, Senior Lecturer, University College Cork

James Sullivan, Senior Lecturer, University College Dublin

Matthias Tacke, Lecturer, University College Dublin

Cormac Taylor MRIA, Professor, University College Dublin

Emma Teeling, Professor, University College Dublin, ERC Awardee

Warren Thomas, Lecturer, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Perdana University, Malaysia

Bennett Thomson, Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Stephen Thorpe, Postdoctoral Researcher, Queen Mary University of London, Marie Curie Fellow

Benjamin Thébaudeau IQUA, Postdoctoral Researcher, Maynooth University, IRC EPS awardee

Patrick Timmons, Trinity College

Richard Timoney, Professor of Mathematics, Trinity College Dublin

Samuel Torsney, PhD Student, Trinity College Dublin

Andre Toulouse, College Lecturer, UCC

Daniela Tropea, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Michael Tuite, Professor, NUI Galway

Mohit Tunwal, Researcher, University College Cork

Trevor Tyson, Research Scientist, Van Andel Institute, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Valerie URBACH, Researcher, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Scientifique, France

Tobias Ulbricht, Postdoctoral Researcher, NUI Galway

Alexey Uliyanov, Researcher, University College Dublin

Alice Vajda, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Ankit Verma IGGY, PhD student, Trinity College Dublin, Trinity award + FEMS PhD award + J.N. TATA scholarship

Stella Vlachou, Assistant Professor, Dublin City University

Yuri Volkov, Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Chelly van Vuuren, Researcher, NUI Galway

Joseph Várilly, Professor, University of Costa Rica

John Waddington MRIA, Professor, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Siobhan Wade, Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Charles Malcolm Walmsley, Honorary Professor, School of Cosmic Physics, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

Aron Walsh, Professor, University of Bath, ERC Awardee

Colum Walsh, Professor, NUI Galway

Fiona Walsh, Lecturer, Maynooth University

Michael Walsh, Lecturer, University of Limerick

Naomi Walsh, Researcher, Dublin City University

Vincent Walsh, Professor, ICN, UCL

Brian Ward, Lecturer, NUI Galway

Ash Watson Neuroscience Ireland, Researcher, Trinity College Dublin, IRC postgraduate awardee

Darach Watson, Associate Professor, Unviersity of Copenhagen, Lundbeck Prize Laureate

Graeme Watson, Professor, School of Chemistry, Trinity College Dublin

William Watson, Associate Professor, University College Dublin

Paul Watts, Lecturer, National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Denis Weaire MRIA, FRS, Professor, Trinity College Dublin, RIA Cunningham Medallist

Frank Wellmer, Associate Professor, Trinity College Dublin

John Wenger, Senior Lecturer in Chemistry, University College Cork

Antony Wheatley, Professor, NUI Galway

Andy Wheeler, Professor, University College Cork

Emma Whelan IAU, Postdoctoral researcher, Institute für Astronomie und Astrophysik, Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen, Marie Curie Fellow

Ken Whelan FIFM, Adjunct Professor, Uinversity College Dublin,School Biol. and Envir. Sci.

Robert Whelan, Lecturer, University College Dublin

Sarah Whelan, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin, HRB

Jenny Whilde, PhD, Trinity College, Dublin

Nicki Whitehouse FRSA; FRES, Associate Professor, University of Plymouth; Queen’s University Belfast, ERC Awardee, AHRC (funding an Irish project)

Mike Whitfield, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

David Williams, Lecturer, Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College London

Charlotte Wilson, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Jean Wilson, Postdoctoral Researcher, EPA funded Research Fellow - Trinity College Dublin

Alice Witney, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Kenneth Wolfe MRIA, Professor, University College Dublin, ERC Awardee

Katherine Woods asi , Postdoctoral Researcher, Olivia Newton John cancer research institute

David Wraith, Senior Lecturer, Maynooth University

Michael Wride FHEA (UK), Assistant Professor, School of Natural Science, Trinity College Dublin

Gerry Wrixon MRIA, FREng, Professor and Chairman School of Cosmic Physics, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

Irena Yanushevskaya, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Jon Yearsley, Lecturer, University College Dublin

Conor Young, Researcher, TCD

Paul Young, College Lecturer, University College Cork

Dominic Zerulla FInstP, Senior Lecturer, University College Dublin

Jesko Zimmermann, Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Daniela Zisterer, Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Giuseppe Zurlo, Lecturer, NUI Galway

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