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 [...]

INFANT PhD Researcher, Soraia Ventura, to Speak at Escola Superior de Saúde – Porto

By |2021-11-29T13:04:48+00:00November 29th, 2021|

INFANT PhD researcher, Soraia Ventura, will speak at an event aimed at students of clinical physiology and neurophysiology at the Escola Superior de Saúde in Porto, on Thursday 2 December. Soraia will be speaking about her academic career to date, what it means to be a researcher and the INFANT Research Centre. The event is [...]

INFANT Research Centre wins “Best application of AI in an Academic Research Body” in the National AI Awards 2021

By |2021-11-29T13:06:12+00:00November 26th, 2021|

The INFANT Research Centre at University College Cork has won the prestigious “Best application of AI in an Academic Research Body” award at this year’s National AI Awards. The AI Awards, hosted by AI Ireland and main sponsor Microsoft, are devoted to promoting AI in Ireland, with this year’s “Best application of AI in an [...]

INFANT Welcomes Three New Principal Investigators

By |2021-11-19T14:58:15+00:00November 19th, 2021|

Three outstanding UCC researchers have joined the INFANT Principal Investigator team. Dr Jane English, Lecturer in Anatomy and Neuroscience, brings invaluable expertise to INFANT in the application of proteomics, metabolomics and bioinformatics to improve our understanding of the molecular pathways implicated in maternal and child health and disease. Dr Ali Khashan, Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology [...]

INFANT Seminar Series: Jerry Deasy and Jackie O’Leary to Focus on IT and Data Access

By |2021-11-25T10:57:54+00:00November 17th, 2021|

Our next INFANT seminar will take place at 12pm on Friday, November 26th, with a focus on IT and data access. Jerry Deasy will provide a summary of IT facilities available to INFANT researchers, data management and security. Jackie O'Leary will discuss the new data request and approval process being rolled out in INFANT. Anyone who [...]

PI Profile: Dr Jane English’s Research Into Biomarkers to Support the Early Diagnosis of Autism

By |2021-11-12T12:08:44+00:00November 12th, 2021|

With the support of the Health Research Board, INFANT’s Dr Jane English (Lecturer in the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, UCC) is leading a transformative study that could identify biomarkers to predict the onset of severe childhood autism. The study, which has the potential to be extremely significant, could see the development of a screening [...]

INFANT Leads European Study on Neonatal Seizure Management

By |2021-11-12T16:03:12+00:00November 12th, 2021|

A new paper from INFANT has just been published in The Journal of Pediatrics, titled, Neonatal Seizure Management – Is the Timing of Treatment Critical? INFANT Centre research fellow Dr Andreea Pavel is the first author on the paper. The open access paper, which is the latest from the ANSeR study team led by INFANT [...]

INFANT Seminar Series: Dr Juan Trujillo and The Paediatric Allergy Service and His Research at INFANT

By |2021-11-10T16:45:14+00:00November 9th, 2021|

As part of the INFANT seminar series, Dr Juan Trujillo will discuss the paediatric allergy service at CUH and his research this Friday, November 12th 2021 at 12pm. Dr Trujillo's presentation will largely touch on the following areas. • Brief introduction of the paediatric allergy service and his research at INFANT (5min) • Allergy awareness involvement [...]

PhD Profile: Kaiyu Yu Talks Decision Support Tools for Newborn Brain Protection

By |2021-10-27T14:28:09+01:00October 27th, 2021|

An emerging expert in the field of biomedical engineering, Kaiyu Yu joined INFANT as a PhD researcher in July 2021 to begin working on an SFI Frontiers for the Future project that is developing decision support tools for newborn brain protection at INFANT. The newborn brain is vulnerable to injury around the time of birth. [...]

INFANT Led European Network to Advance Development of Algorithms that Detect Brain Injuries in Infants

By |2021-10-27T10:42:46+01:00October 27th, 2021|

INFANT’s Dr John O'Toole will lead a team of international researchers to accelerate the development of AI Technologies that detect brain injuries in infants. Working alongside a team of scientists, clinicians and technical experts from 14 different European countries, Dr John O’Toole aims to build capacity and strengthen cooperation among international research groups, with the [...]