Luke O’Neill has been presented the Royal Irish Academy Gold Medal

Professor Luke O’Neill, Director of the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute and Professor of Biochemistry, Trinity College Dublin has been presented the Royal Irish Academy Gold Medal in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Life Sciences. Professor Dermot Moran, UCD Philosopher, was awarded the RIA Gold Medal for the humanities.

European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Máire Geoghegan–Quinn presented the Gold Medals stating: “These awards are hard earned. Each one is a testament to a lifetime of passionate commitment to the highest standards in scholarship. And they are well-deserved recognition of scientific excellence”.

“The Academy Committees charged with the responsibility of shortlisting candidates for this year's awards were faced with a demanding task. I am pleased about this because it shows that there was a rich pool of deserving candidates.”
 
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