INFANT Seminar Series: Dr Kirsten Dowling to Discuss Predictive Biomarkers for Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Metabolomics Profiling Study in the Cork BASELINE Birth Cohort

By |2022-02-09T15:45:36+00:00February 9th, 2022|

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurological, developmental disorder that affects communication and behaviour. Currently, there is a lack of understanding about the aetiology of ASD and children are not diagnosed reliably until they are at least 3 to 4 years of age. Henceforth, there is an urgent need for the identification of diagnostic biomarkers [...]

INFANT PhD Profile: Dr Emily O’Connor’s Work to Standardise The Way Reviews of Perinatal Deaths Occur

By |2022-02-09T14:42:18+00:00February 9th, 2022|

Dr Emily O’Connor is pursuing a PhD in the area of perinatal medicine with INFANT and NPEC at UCC. Her background includes previous work as a Specialist Registrar in obstetrics and gynaecology with the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland (RCPI).   Emily is extremely passionate about improving our maternity and perinatal services as well as [...]

INFANT Researchers Assess Novel Optical System to Monitor Lung Function in Babies

By |2022-01-20T10:55:09+00:00January 19th, 2022|

Researchers at University College Cork’s INFANT Centre recently commenced a study of a new non-invasive optical device that may provide real-time information on the lung function of newborn babies. By using light-emitting technology, this novel system incorporates sensors placed on a baby’s chest to detect oxygen levels in different regions of the baby’s lungs. ‘This [...]

Pregnancy Loss Research Group Secures IRC funding to Enhance the Translation of Pregnancy Loss Research into Policy and Practice

By |2022-01-17T10:32:03+00:00January 17th, 2022|

Professor Keelin O’Donoghue, Lead of the Pregnancy Loss Research Group, together with the Irish Hospice Foundation as civic society partner, has been awarded an Irish Research Council New Foundations Award 2021 to enhance the translation of pregnancy loss research into policy and practice through a project titled PLATFORM: Pregnancy Loss knowledge trAnslaTion FOR iMpact. The [...]

INFANT Seminar Series: Dr Colin Hawkes to Discuss His Research Into Diabetes

By |2022-01-13T10:15:42+00:00January 13th, 2022|

Our INFANT seminars will resume on Friday, January 28th at 12pm. We are delighted to welcome Dr Colin Hawkes, paediatric endocrinologist as our first speaker of the new year.  Dr. Hawkes will present  Clinical & Academic Synergies in Type 1 Diabetes. He will discuss a selection of his past and ongoing diabetes research at the Children’s [...]

PhD Profile: Cathal Dorgan’s Fascinating Project That Connects Maths and Neuroscience

By |2021-12-16T15:15:08+00:00December 16th, 2021|

An emerging expert in the field of non-linear dynamics, Cathal Dorgan joined INFANT as a PhD researcher in October, bringing with him cutting edge knowledge and ideas. An ambitious researcher, Cathal aspired to enrol in a postgraduate programme that offered him the opportunity to delve deeper into areas that specifically interested him after completing a [...]

PhD Profile: Georgios Papanikolaou Explains How He’s leveraging Mathematical Systems to Identify Seizures in Infants

By |2021-12-09T16:10:59+00:00December 9th, 2021|

A PhD researcher with an eye for identifying the synergies that connect industry and academia, Georgios Papanikolaou comes to INFANT to work on an SFI Frontiers for the Future project to develop new AI models to predict seizures in the neonatal brain. Working under the supervision of Professor Geraldine Boylan, Professor Liam Marnane and Professor [...]

INFANT Seminar Series: Dr Andrea Bowe and Dr Roberto Chioma To Present Their Research Plans

By |2021-12-06T10:39:55+00:00December 6th, 2021|

The final INFANT seminar series before Christmas will take place this Friday at 12 noon. Two of our new research fellows will present their research plans. Dr. Andrea Bowe, an ICAT fellow will be discussing her PhD 'Predicting Cognitive Outcomes In Childhood - Exploring the Role for Machine Learning'. Dr. Roberto Chioma, a visiting Italian [...]

PhD Profile: Shuwen Yu Describes How Automation Can Help Predict Seizures in the Neonatal Brain

By |2021-12-02T14:56:29+00:00December 6th, 2021|

A graduate of the MEngSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at University College Cork, Shuwen Yu joins the INFANT Research Centre to begin working on a PhD programme under the supervision of Professor Geraldine Boylan, Professor Liam Marnane and Dr Gordon Lightbody. A stellar student at the North China Institute of Aerospace Engineering, where Shuwen [...]

INFANT PI and Pregnancy Loss Research Group Lead, Professor Keelin O’Donoghue, wins Irish Research Council Research Ally Prize

By |2021-12-03T14:14:41+00:00December 3rd, 2021|

Professor Keelin O’Donoghue, has been awarded a Research Ally Prize as part of the Irish Research Council Researcher of the Year 2021 awards for the positive impact that she has made as a mentor. Announcing this year’s winners, Director of the Irish Research Council, Peter Brown, said: “I would like to congratulate the awardees on [...]