Through history, humanity has been threatened by plagues. The Black Death is reputed to have decimated one third of the population in Europe, and the 1918 flu pandemic killed more people than the First World War. What are the prospects of another pandemic emerging to kill us? Will bacteria become resistant to antibiotics, sending us back to the dark ages when infectious diseases killed more people than any other illness? And what about new pathogens? Will they emerge and destroy us all? Or will science always be one step ahead and save us?
Luke O’Neill holds the Chair of Biochemistry at Trinity College Dublin where he leads the Inflammation Research Group. He has a PhD in Pharmacology from the University of London and carried out Post-Doctoral research at Cambridge University in the U.K. His research is in the area of the molecular basis to inflammatory diseases. In 2016, he was named by Thompson Reuters as one of the world’s most influential scientists, being in the top 1% in immunology. He is co-founder of two spin-out companies, one of which is Opsona Therapeutics and Inflazome, which is developing new treatments for inflammatory diseases. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2016.
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