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The object of the Society is to promote knowledge and understanding of human and animal immunology on the Island of Ireland.

To promote excellence in immunology within Northern Ireland, the Ulster Immunology Group would like to recognise and reward those who excel at Immunology during their undergraduate degree. Each year two UIG ‘Immunology Student of the Year Awards’ will be presented.A student from each University, University of Ulster and Queens University, will be selected based on their overall performance in Immunology. This year the Prise is sponsored by the BSI.

 

2017 Student Prize Awards

 

 

2016 Student Prize Awards

The prize was awarded to Matthew James (QUB) and Hannah Richmond (UU).

 

  2015 Student Prize Awards

June at Queens University Belfast. The guest lecture was delivered by Prof. Barney Graham, Deputy Director Vaccine Research Center, Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.Dr Barney Graham is an immunologist, virologist, and clinical trials physician whose primary interests are viral pathogenesis, immunity, and vaccine development.

The prize was awarded by Mr Allen Huxley Randox Research to Mr. Shane Houston, QUB and to Ms Rachael Bell from UU.

Above: Dr Ultan Power (Chairperson, UIG); Ms Rachael Bell (UU Best Immunology Student Award); Prof Barney Graham (Vaccine Research Center, Maryland, USA)

Below: Mr Allen Huxley (Randox); Ms Rachael Bell (UU Best Immunology Student Award); Prof Barney Graham (Vaccine Research Center, Maryland, USA)

 

 

 

2014 Student Prize Awards

The 2014 UIG student prize took place on the 26th June at the University of Ulster. Prof. Neil Walsh, School of Sport, Health, and Exercise Science, Bangor University, Wales delivered the guest lecture. The prize was awarded by Charlotte Manning from Randox Research to Mr. Christopher McFarland, QUB and to Ms Heather Broadley from UU.

 

 

 

 

2013 Student Prize Awards

 The 2013 UIG student prize took place on the 28th June at Queens University Belfast. Prof John Li, University of California, USA delivered the guest lecture (http://pediatrics.ucsf.edu/faculty/john-li-md).

 

 

 

 

 

2012 Student Prize Awards

The 2012 UIG student prize took place on the 29th June 2012. Prof Martin Hewison Professor in Residence at the David Green Geffen School of Medicine UCLA, delivered the guest lecture. The prize was awarded by  Allen Huxley from Randox to Mr. Christopher Togg, QUB and to Mr David Courtney and Ms Rachelle Irwin who were joint awardees from UU. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2011 UIG student prize took place on the 22nd June 2011. Prof Julie Fitzpatrick, Chief Executive and Scientific Director at Moredun, delivered the guest lecture. The prize was awarded by Jamie Bowden from Randox to Siobhan Keenan (QUB) and to Bernadette Meehan (UU).

 

 

 

 

2010 Student Prize Awards

The 2010 UIG student prize took place on the 30th June. Dr Clair Gardiner, Trinity College Dublin, delivered the guest lecturer.

 

 

 

2009 Student Prize Awards

The 2009 UIG student prize took place on the 26th June. Dr Heiko Herwald from Lund University, Sweden was guest lecturer.

 

 

 

2008 Student Prize Awards

The 2008 UIG student prize for excellent in immunology was awarded to Ms. Mary O’Neill (University of Ulster) and Ms. Julie-Anne Scott (Queens University, Belfast).

 

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