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TERG PhD student takes home medal at BinI 2017

23 January 2017

Well done to all TERG-affiliated researchers who presented their research at the 23rd Annual Conference of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland (RAMI) Section of Bioengineering (Bioengineering in Ireland; BinI) which took place in the Hilton Belfast Templepatrick, Co. Antrim, 20-21 January.

Joanne wins RAMI Bronze MedalSpecial congratulations goes to TERG and RCSI School of Pharmacy PhD student Ms Joanne O'Dwyer, who took home the RAMI Bronze Medal for the Best Overall Presentation. Joanne's winning presentation was entitled 'The use of bioinspired, star-shaped polypeptides to create nanomaterials and hydrogels for drug and stem cell delivery to the ischaemic myocardium'. Joanne's PhD research is co-supervised by Profs Sally Ann Cryan, Garry Duffy and Andreas Heise.

Well done also to Mr Tomas Gonzalez Fernandez, TERG PhD student based in the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering (TCBE) who was selected as one of four finalists to compete for the Engineer's Ireland Biomedical Engineering Research Medal, for which he submitted a research paper and presented his work on the 'Spatial deposition of gene-activated bioinks for osteochondral tissue engineering'. Tommy's PhD research is jointly supervised by Head of TERG, Prof. Fergal O'Brien and Prof. Danny Kelly from the TCBE.