Professor Ultan Power
Professor of Molecular Virology at the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences (MDBS), Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine
Dr. Power’s research is focused on studying respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) pathogenesis and how this can be prevented by vaccines or treated with drugs.
In partnership with Professor Mike Shields, of the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine he is engaged in research into one of the biggest causes of severe acute lung disease (bronchiolitis) in young infants worldwide – respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Following the award of a UKRI grant for nearly £300,000, Professor Power and his team will now direct their expertise to screen existing drugs for activity against COVID-19.
Areas of Expertise
Human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), coronavirus, corona virus, covid-19, virology, respiratory disease
- Coronavirus: More of your questions answered by experts, 26 March 2020, Irish Times
- COVID-19: Ireland 'ahead of the curve' but delays in testing a concern, 24 March 2020, RTE News Online