National Children's Research Centre

Title: Professor
First Name: Alan
Last Name: Irvine
Email: alan.irvine@tcd.ie

Position Occupied Consultant Dermatologist OLCHC, Associate Professor of Dermatology Trinity College Dublin
Qualifications MD FRCPI FRCP
Background

Website: http://people.tcd.ie/irvinea

 

Alan Irvine qualified in Medicine from Queen’s University Belfast in 1991. Since 1995, he has maintained a research interest in genetic skin disease. In 1998 he was awarded a MD in Human Genetics from Queen’s University. After completion of specialist training, he undertook fellowships in paediatric dermatology in London (Great Ormond Street Hospital/ Institute of Child Health) and Chicago (Children’s Memorial Hospital/Northwestern University), where he was a Fulbright Scholar.

In October 2002, he was appointed Consultant Paediatric Dermatologist in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital and.  He is an Associate Professor of Dermatology, Trinity College Dublin. His research interests for the last 15 years have been in epithelial genetics initially in single gene disorders and more recently in complex disease. A recent collaborative initiative with Prof. Irwin McLean (University of Dundee, UK) has disclosed key insights into the genetic basis of atopic dermatitis.His current research areas involve genetics and biophysical investigations of atopic dermatitis.

Prof. Irvine is a scientific reviewer for several journals and an ad hoc reviewer for several grant funding bodies including the Medical Research Council (UK), the Wellcome Trust and DEBRA.  He has published more than 90 journal articles, mostly on genetics and the skin. He is a regular speaker at national and international meetings.

Projects

A Study to Investigate Regional Filaggrin Expression (part of the PRiTI Programme)
Date: October 30, 2015
Clinical, immunologic and microbiologic characterisation of early onset atopic eczema: A study to identify factors in disease initiation, severity, flare and resolution (Arms 1, 2 and 3) (part of the PRiTI Programme)
Date: October 30, 2015
Establishment of an Irish atopic dermatitis DNA bank to facilitate whole genome analysis
Date: October 30, 2015
BASELINE study. Babies After SCOPE. Evaluating Longitundinal Impact using Neurological and nutritional Endpoints
Date: January 18, 2013
Early life body composition: exploring the origins of Childhood obesity and Metabolic Dysfunction through the BASELINE Cohort
Date: January 16, 2013
Paediatric Research in Translational Immunology (PRiTI) Programme
Date: January 16, 2013
Application of next generation sequencing to interrogate the transcriptome of atopic skin
Date: January 16, 2013
BASELINE study. Babies After SCOPE. Evaluating Longitundinal Impact using Neurological and nutritional Endpoints
Date: January 16, 2013
Establishment of an Irish atopic dermatitis DNA bank to facilitate whole genome analysis
Date: January 16, 2013

Awards