Professor Luke O’Neill was appointed to the Chair of Biochemistry at Trinity College Dublin in 2008, where he leads the Inflammation Research Group. He has a PhD in Pharmacology from the University of London and carried out Post-Doctoral research at Cambridge U.K. on the pro-inflammatory cytokine IL-1 and innate immune signaling. His research is in the area of the molecular basis to inflammatory diseases, with a particular interest in Toll-like receptors, inflammasomes and metabolic control of inflammatory cell signaling. He has won numerous awards for his research, notably the Royal Irish Academy Medal for Biochemistry, the Royal Dublin Society/ Irish Times Boyle medal for Scientific Excellence in 2014 the European Federation of Immunology Societies Medal. He was elected a member of EMBO in 2005. In 2015 he was named by Thompson Reuters as one of the world’s most influential scientists, being in the top 1% in Immunology. He is a European Research Council Advanced Grant Holder and is co-founder and director of Opsona Therapeutics, a drug development company working in the area of Toll-like receptors.
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