This lecture will focus on how a novel human protein, called FKBPL, that occurs naturally in the body, has a unique ability to inhibit tumour blood vessel development, thereby stopping tumour growth and metastasis. A therapeutic peptide-based drug derived from the protein that has been designed to harness its therapeutic effects has entered Phase I/II cancer clinical trials.
Lecture Theatre, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
Dr Siobhan Jordan, presented a lecture on March 24th in DCU, on “Biotechnology and creativity – reflections on multidisciplinary degrees” , in conjunction with Dublin City University and the Institute of Biology of Ireland. Siobhan gave an inspiring account of how successful collaborations can be forged between industry and academics and how her multi-disciplinary training assisted her in developing this focused approach in Scotland.
The IBIOLI invites its members, families, friends and general public to Kilmacurragh Botanic Gardens, East Wicklow, for a Free guided Tour of the gardens with a particular focus on the Spring Floral Displays. Come and enjoy the Summer Floral Displays and historical commentary relating to these extensive gardens. At this time of year the extensive herbaceous borders and wild flower meadows are in full bloom.
The role of universities in innovation and entrepreneurship education is three-fold; develop and support students and graduates to be entrepreneurs; support and encourage them to be intra-preneurs when they work within someone else’s organisation; support University staff to be entrepreneurial in the application of their research.
Room X101, First Floor, Londsdale Building, Dublin City University (DCU), Dublin