Congratulations to our very own Achilleas Floudas who took part in Cytokines 2019, the 7th Annual Meeting of the International Cytokine and Interferon Society in Vienna from the 20th-23rd of October. This meeting has become the world’s most distinguished annual conference showcasing basic, clinical and translational research on cytokines and their roles in host defence, inflammation, tissue repair and cancer.

Achilleas spoke about Increased T Cell Polyreactivity with Marked Accummulation of TNF-α DP (CD4+CD8+) in the Synovial Tissue of Pre-RA, Arthralgia Subjects

He also presented 3 posters:

Poster 1: B and T cell Phenotype and Function in the Synovial Tissue of ACPA+ and ACPA- Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Poster 2: Hypoxia Resistant Pathogenic B Cells Accumulate in the RA Synovial Tissue in a CXCR3 Dependent Manner

Poster 3: Increased T Cell Plasticity with Dysregulation of Tfh, Tph and Treg Cell Responses in Children with JIA and Down Syndrome-associated Arthritis

Arthritis Research Coalition

A National initiative to develop a platform focused on developing research which involves input from clinicians, scientist and patients.

Congratulations to Rochelle Dowding who won 1st prize for her presentation at the RAMI student awards!

The title of Rochelle’s presentation was ‘Dysregulated bioenergetics occurs early in disease pathogenesis of RA-implications for new targetable pathways’.


ISR 2019


Huge congratulations to Dr Mary Canavan for winning the Young Investigator of the Year 2019 award!


Also, massive congratulations to Dr Achilleas Floudas (represented here by Viviana Marzaioli) and Megan Hanlon for winning best speaker awards in the scientific oral presentations.

The 2019 TBSI Symposium


Prof. Ursula fearon presenting on Altered immune responses and increased synovial invasiveness in children with Down’s Arthropathy 

Charlene Foley PhD May 1st 2019


Congrats to Dr Charlene Foley on successful PhD viva defence, which focused on Inflammatory Arthritis in children with Down Syndrome

Newman 30th Anniversary Dinner


Prof Ursula Fearon discusses the the success of  the Newman Fellowship programme for Rheumatology training and research.

EWRR, Lyon 2019

Congratulations to Megan Hanlon and Dr Sarah Wade, who won second and third prizes for their research at EWRR, Lyon 2019.

Prof Ursula Fearon and Megan Hanlon discuss dysregulated synovial blood vessels and macrophages at EWRR 2019.

Rochelle Dowding – Prize Winner


Congratulations to Rochelle Dowding, 3rd year TCD med student, prize winner for her research on pathways in early inflammatory arthritis. Rochelle completed her research in the Prof Fearon lab. Well done Rochelle!