Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Christmas Symposium 2017!

18 December 2017

TERG's annual Christmas Symposium took place on Tuesday December 18th in RCSI. 

Thanks to all our researchers and support staff who helped organise and participated in our 2017 TERG Christmas Symposium!

The day kicked off with head of TERG, Prof. Fergal O'Brien, discussing the many successes achieved by the group this year - More than €4.5million in research funding was awarded to TERG PIs in the last twelve months; over 35 research articles have been published, almost half of which were in the top 10% of journals in the field (IF > 5.0); Innovative research saw 2 provisional patents & 2 Invention Disclosure Forms submitted and multiple collaborations were established with new and existing industry partners either independently or thought the hugely successful AMBER or CURAM research centres; Finally, TERG researchers were the recipients of 20 prizes this year including the highly prestigious Bioengineering in Ireland Bronze Medal (Joanne O'Dwyer), NIRA (Rosanne Raftery), RAMI Donegan Medal (Nicola Kavanagh), SYIS Best Presentation (Irene Mencia Castano), and SB3C student paper (Rukmani Sridharan) awards at various national & international conferences and other events. And of course, a highlight of the year which perhaps best shows the hard work and dedication of the entire TERG team was winning the title of 'Research Lab of the Year' at the Irish Laboratory Awards.

The symposium also included a number of short presentations by many researchers in the group - Congratulations to Mr. Niall Cronin, Ms. Seóna Rossi and Dr. Alice McCloskey who won best presentations in the 'Young PhD/Early Investigators', 'Mature PhD' and 'Post-Doc' sessions respectively.
Finally, well done to Arlyng Gonzalez Vazquez who was voted 'The People's Champion' for her contribution to the team in 2017.

Christmas Symposium - Prize Presentation

Christmas Symposium - Prize Presentations

 Arlyng and Niall receive their prizes from Prof. O'Brien; Alice's winning presentation and Seóna receives her prize