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Don Panoz Distinguished Lecture at Trinity College Dublin Launched Professor Frank Barry to present inaugural lecture

The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Trinity College Dublin and the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) have announced that the Inaugural Don Panoz Distinguished Lecture will take place on Tuesday, 24 October 2023. This year’s lecture will be presented by Professor Frank Barry from the University of Galway and is entitled “Hearts and Knees: Cellular Therapies in Cardiac and Musculoskeletal Applications”.

Professor Barry is a Professor of Cellular Therapy at the University of Galway and Principal Investigator at the Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI). His career has spanned both industry and academic research, and he has been an instrumental driver in the development of cellular therapy as a biological repair strategy by developing innovative and successful cellular therapies for the treatment of acute joint injury and arthritic disease. This has included the generation of a large body of new data in ground-breaking preclinical studies and has led to the first phase of clinical testing of mesenchymal stem cells in clinical trials for joint injury.

Visionary and entrepreneur, Dr Don Panoz first became known around the world for his work in the pharmaceutical industry, founding and running companies in the USA and Ireland, including the Elan Corporation, a company that became synonymous with Ireland. Dr Panoz who died in 2018, left part of his estate to Trinity. This final act of generosity followed his funding in 1994 of the Panoz Institute, a purpose built home for the School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences on campus. This annual lecture will celebrate the legacy of Dr Panoz, and the great impact his philanthropic bequest is making on the university. To register your interest in attending, please contact Ericka Doyle in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Trinity College Dublin: by Tuesday, 10 October 2023.