Luke O’Neill

Festival 2018 Archive


£12.50 no concessions
Wednesday 27 June 2018 at 7.30pm (doors open 7.00pm)
St John’s Church, Buxton Road DE6 1EX


Will we ever cure all disease?

In another talk in our series of world beating scientists presenting innovative ideas for a non-specialist audience, we are privileged to have Professor Luke O’Neill who not only holds the Chair of Biochemistry at Trinity College, Dublin where he leads the Inflammation Research Group, but was also elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2016. He regularly gives public lectures on his work and is passionate about communicating science. He also has a weekly radio slot on Irish national radio.

His research is with diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease.  This promises to be a very enlightening talk from a scientist who in 2016 was named by Thompson Reuters as one of the world’s most influential scientists.

Luke also has a rock band, The Metabollix, that is appearing at The Shire Horse, Edlaston on 28 June. Details on our Fringe page.