National University of Ireland, Galway
Brief Biography of Organisation:
In 1845 Queen’s College Galway was founded. Following construction of the iconic Quadrangle building, the University opened its doors four years later to the first cohort of just 68 students. Over the past 175 years, has grown in size and reputation and now hosts over 18,000 students and is ranked within the top 300 Universities worldwide, according to the Times Higher Education and QS World University rankings. NUI Galway is world-leading in a variety of research disciplines with the core purpose of benefiting humanity, society and the economy.
Role Organisation will play within project:
Prof Máire Connolly of the School of Medicine, NUI Galway is the Coordinator of the H2020 Pandem-2 project. In addition to our coordinator role, NUI Galway has several scientists from the Data Science Institute and the Insight Centre for Data Analytics involved in Pandem-2. Prof Jim Duggan and Drs Conor Hayes and Paul Buitelaar have central roles in developing a suite of tools for readiness assessment for pandemic planning and for simulating pandemic outbreaks. These tools will be used to assess healthcare systems and workforce readiness, to improve pandemic preparedness, and to explore possible scenarios and outcomes in the face of different types of pandemic.