Luke O Neill

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Dr O’Neill, one of Sitryx’s founders also co-founded Opsona Therapeutics

Sitryx, a new biopharma start-up co-founded by a professor of biochemistry at Trinity College Dublin, has raised $30 million in a funding round to hel(...)

“Gifted, adventurous people are attracted to discovery and they seek the training that comes with fundamental research.” Photograph: Rafe Swan/Cultura/Getty

‘Innovate or die,” said Peter Drucker, adapting Darwin’s maxim “Adapt or die”. It has become the rallying cry of the 21st century. When every country (...)

TCD chancellor and former president Mary Robinson said Schrödinger inspired generations of scientists.

Some of the world’s leading scientists who have gathered in Dublin to consider issues of immense importance such as “what is life?” and “the future of(...)

Theoretical physicist Erwin Schrödinger who ventured into biology to ask the question, ‘What is Life?’ in a series of lectures in TCD during 1943. Photo: Getty Images.

Some of the world’s leading scientists in biology and medicine are gathering in Dublin this week to work on unfinished business in determining “What i(...)

The timing mechanism in each human cell enables the body to anticipate and respond to the 24-hour external environment. File photograph: Getty Images

New insights into how the body clock controls inflammation have been revealed in research by scientists at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Tr(...)

Luke O’Neill (centre) with his team Niamh Williams, Eva Palsson-McDermott, Luke O’Neill, James Early, Kathy Banahan, Alex Hooftman, Marah Runtsch, Richard Carroll (back), Sarah Corcoran, Dylan Ryan and Stefano Angiari with a sample of itaconate, a metabolite made from glucose that is an anti-inflammatory found naturally in the body. Photograph: Alan Betson

Scientists in Ireland, the UK and US have discovered a new metabolic process in the body that can switch off inflammation. The discovery opens up a st(...)

Elm Park’s Charlie Denvir, winner of the Connacht Under-18 Boys Amateur Open Championship at Galway Bay Resort. Photograph: Pat Cashman

Denvir outclasses the field Charlie Denvir from Elm Park outclassed the field last week when retuning a record Connacht Boys Open winning score of 1(...)

The victorious Galway team celebrate at Carton House. Photograph: Pat Cashman

Galway washed away the pain of a third successive AIG Barton Shield final defeat when they claimed the AIG Senior Cup for the third time in 12 years w(...)

Joe Lyons  of Galway driving at the eighth in the AIG Barton Shield at Carton House on Wednesday. Photograph:  Pat Cashman

Last Sunday evening Joe Canning spent the bones of an hour addressing the Galway golf club Barton Shield and Senior Cup teams – it is the same panel o(...)

Discovering drugs: “Blue skies research is essential. That is where the biggest value is.  You have to fund research here because you never know: we might crack it.”

For decades now, successive governments have courted big pharma and encouraged them to set up in Ireland and manufacture their drugs. This has created(...)

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