Aug 14 2017 Posted: 00:00 IST

Twelve CÚRAM PIs were acknowledged for their roles as champions of EU research in Ireland. As leaders of major projects in the European Research and Innovation Programme – Horizon 2020 – these investigators are deemed to have reached the pinnacle of the European research system. According to Enterprise Ireland, all projects tackle societal challenges while enabling enterprise development and are a testament to the world class research that is being carried out in Ireland and to the robust research infrastructure that has been built in Ireland over recent years.

The 12 PI’s who received awards at Ireland’s Champions of EU Research Forum in Dublin on July 18th were; Prof. Martin O’Donnell, Dr Martin O’Halloran, Prof. Abhay Pandit, Prof. Tim O’Brien, Dr Dimitrios Zeugolis, Prof. Afshin Samali, Prof. Garry Duffy, Prof. Frank Barry and Dr Mary Murphy from NUI Galway, and Prof. Fergal O’Brien from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dr Daniel Kelly from Trinity College Dublin and Prof. Madeleine Lowry from University College Dublin.

The award ceremony was attended by John Halligan TD, Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, and by Julie Sinnamon, CEO of Enterprise Ireland. Thee event was hosted by Enterprise Ireland on behalf of Ireland’s National Support Network for Horizon 2020. Full list of champions is available here.

 

Steven Griffin

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (EU)

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