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Professor Ed Lavelle - Public Lecture Award 2022

Updated: Oct 11, 2023

Professor Ed Lavelle from Trinity College Dublin was presented with the 2022 ISI Public Lecture Award by ISI President, Prof. Joanne Lysaght.

Prof Ed Lavelle, Vaccine Immunology, School of Biochemistry & Immunology - Trinity College Dublin.

Prof. Lavelle presented her public lecture entitled: “Getting to the core of how vaccines work”. This public lecture took place at the Tercentenary Hall, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, on May 9th 2023. This lecture marked the ISI’s contribution to the European Day of Immunology 2023.


Dr Ed Lavelle is Professor of Vaccine Immunology in Trinity College Dublin, Ireland where he leads an internationally recognised group working on vaccine research and development.

He was elected a member of the Royal Irish Academy (MRIA) in 2021 in recognition of his contributions to the vaccine field. He is the current President of the European Congress of Immunology (ECI) 2024 and former President of the Irish Society for Immunology (ISI). He previously held the position of Head of the School of Biochemistry and Immunology at Trinity College Dublin.

Prof. Lavelle graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Microbiology from University College Galway and a PhD in Immunology from the University of Plymouth. He carried out postdoctoral research at the University of Nottingham, Rowett Research Institute, Maynooth University and Trinity College Dublin on vaccine adjuvants and immunomodulation. Subsequently, he was appointed at Trinity College Dublin as lecturer in 2004, an associate Professor in 2012 and a Professor in Immunology in 2015.

Prof. Lavelle’s main research area is the development of injectable and mucosal vaccines for infectious diseases and resolving their mode of action. His research group in Trinity College Dublin is also focused on developing therapeutic vaccines for cancer and investigating vaccine strategies that promote immunogenic cell death leading to enhanced protective immunity.

The Irish Society for Immunology are delighted to award Prof. Lavelle their Annual Award for Immunology 2022 for his contributions to Irish immunology research and education.


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