Staff Profile


Professional Qualifications

Appointed to Scientific Committee of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society 2010-2013

 

Panel Member of the Long Term Planning Committee of the Cell and Molecular Biology Assembly of the European Respiratory Society 2011-2014

 

Secretary of the Airway Biology Group of the European Respiratory Society 2011-2014

 

 





Membership Of Other Societies / Professional Activities

 

External duties for other organisations:

Editorial Board, Open Infectious Diseases Journal, Open Respiratory Medicine Journal, Scientific World Journal, World Journal of Biological Chemistry

 

Ad Hoc Reviewer for Journal of Immunology, European Respiratory Journal and Thorax

Grant Reviews - MRC (2), British Cystic Fibrosis Trust, HRB, University of Birmingham, British Lung Foundation

 

Conference Organisation:

Symposium Organiser, European Respiratory Society, Amsterdam, September 2011  'Epigenetics in Lung Disease'

Biochemical Society WFDC Meeting, Cambridge April 2011 - Co-organiser 
European Cystic Fibrosis Society Meeting Hamburg June 2011 - Chaired 1 Symposium

 

European Cystic Fibrosis Society Meeting Valencia June 2010 - Chaired 2 Symposia

DEL Cross Border Symposium, June 2010 - organiser

Joint Ulster Immunology Group/Irish Society for Immunology Meeting, Belfast Sept 2010 - organising committee

Biomedical Society Focussed Meeting, London Dec. 2010 - organiser, speaker and attendance

 

Symposium Organiser, European Respiratory Society, Vienna September 2009  'miRNA and Lung inflammation'
Symposium Organiser, Ulster Immunology Group June 2009 'Inflammation - from Cell to Clinic'
Symposium Organiser, European Respiratory Society, Berlin, September 2008  'Epigenetics and Lung Disease'

 

Keynote Speaker:

European Cystic Fibrosis Society Meeting, Hamburg 2011

Biochemical Society Meeting, Cambridge, 2011

Japanese Respiratory Society, Tokyo, June 2009
European Respiratory Society Meeting, Berlin 2008
7th World Congress on Trauma, Shock, Inflammation and Sepsis, Munich, March 2007

 

Conference Speaker:
Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Symposia, Miami October 2010 
British Society for Oral and Maxilliofacial Pathology, Belfast, May 2008
Ulster Immunology Group, Belfast, April 2007
Biochemical Society Focussed Meeting, London, October 2006
European Respiratory Society Meeting, Munich, Germany, September 2006
British Association for Lung Research Meeting, Sheffield, July 2006
Irish Thoracic Society Meeting, Galway, Nov 2005
British Society For Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Loughborough, July 2005
Dublin Molecular Medicine Centre Symposium on Inflammation, Conway Institute, University College Dublin, April 2004
HEA (Higher Education Authority) Symposium, Trinity College Dublin, May 2002
HEA (Higher Education Authority) Symposium, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Feb 2001
American Thoracic Society, Toronto, Canada, May 2000
Irish Thoracic Meeting, Belfast, November 1999
North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Montreal, Canada, October 1998
American Thoracic Society, San Francisco, CA, USA, May 1997

 

Grant Refereeing:

Irish Health Research Board Panel Member, 2004-2008
Refereeing for Wellcome Trust, Medical Research Council, EU FP7, Action Medical Research, British Lung Foundation, British Cystic Fibrosis Trust, French National Research Agency (ANR)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Awards And Honours/major Prizes

European Respiratory Society Romain Pauwels Award 2008 for Outstanding Contribution to Respiratory Medicine

 

Grant Panel Member, Health Research Board Infection and Immunity Committee, 2004-2008

 

Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, Journal of Medical Science Junior Doctor Award for Best Paper published in Respiratory Medicine, 2006

 

Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, Journal of Medical Science Junior Doctor Award for Best Paper published in Respiratory Medicine, 2000