Luke O’Neill

Professor of Biochemistry

Luke O’Neill is professor of Biochemistry in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology at Trinity College Dublin. O’Neil attended Trinity College Dublin and studied Natural Sciences (Biochemistry). O’Neill was awarded the Royal Dublin Society & The Irish Times Robert Boyle Medal for scientific excellence in 2009, the Royal Irish Academy Gold Medal for Life Sciences in 2012 and the European Federation of Immunology Societies (EFIS) Medal in 2014. He was elected a member of the Royal Irish Academy (MRIA) in 2004 and the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO)in 2005. O’Neill was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2016. His book, Humanology, was published in 2018 by Gill.


Humanology – What it means to be human

Secret Garden

Luke O Neill’s wonderful best-seller Humanology explains almost every aspect of what makes us human: how, when, where, and who, with some speculation as to why. For all his easy wit and clever pop-culture references, Luke is fundamentally a serious scientist with an amazing knack of making science accessible and this discussion with fellow scientist Aoife […]


Artificial Intelligence

St. Patrick's Church

What happens when our computers get smarter than we are? We are in the process of building superhuman machines, terrifyingly intelligent robots. If we just keep going, we will continue to improve these intelligent machines, and we will eventually build general intelligence into our machines. We will build machines that are much, much smarter than […]