The University College Dublin (UCD) is the largest university in Ireland, located on the 300-acre Belfield campus 5 km from the city centre. UCD Conway Institute brings together over 550 research staff from all over the University and its associated teaching hospitals. It is an interdisciplinary research centre, exploring fundamental mechanisms of chronic disease for novel diagnostic & therapeutic solutions. Research focuses on the molecular pathogenic mechanisms that underlie major chronic diseases, including infection and the immune response, diabetes, vascular diseases, cancer and neurodegeneration. The UCD Conway Institute offers core technologies that are the most comprehensive and advanced analysis platforms available for the life sciences and biomedical research in Ireland. These include genomics (e.g. next generation sequencing), proteomics, imaging, research pathology and flow cytometry. The Butler group consists of 2 post-doctoral researchers and 6 PhD students.