AIPREMIE

Timeline

The ideas behind AI_PREMie came into being in 2015 when University College Dublin colleagues, Professor Patricia Maguire and Professor Fionnuala Ní Áinle, met for a coffee.

An Irish Times article from 2021 documented this meeting:

...Ní Áinle talked about her experiences as a consultant haematologist at the Rotunda, seeing women with severe pre-eclampsia. They discussed the potential for biomarkers in the blood to serve as an early warning system and went on to confirm this with a study showing significant differences in the platelets of pregnant women suspected of having pre-eclampsia and healthy women of the same age. Armed with this evidence and a large amount of related data, the team was able to take its research to the next level when it applied for Science Foundation Ireland’s AI for Societal Good Challenge funding. Using an interdisciplinary approach, it could unlock new insights with data analytics and machine learning techniques.

Explore the timeline of developments since the AI_PREMie project’s inception.

December 2023
Conference: Translational Medicine Alliance Ireland (TMAI), St James’s Hospital Launch

Professor Patricia Maguire spoke about AI_PREMie at the launch of Translational Medicine Alliance Ireland (TMAI) at St James’s Hospital, Dublin.

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December 2023
Conference: U.S. Ireland Research & Investment Consortium Summit in Washington, DC
Professors Patricia Maguire and Gerardine Doyle represented UCD and AI_PREMie at the inaugural meeting of the U.S. Ireland Research & Investment Consortium Summit in DC. The consortium is composed of UCD, Howard University, Washington DC, Princeton University, New Jersey,  and Queen's University, Belfast.
November 2023
TV: RTE documentary “Game Changer: AI and You”

Professor Patricia Maguire and AI_PREMie were showcased on the RTE documentary "Game Changer: AI and You.”

Watch it here.

November 2023
Article: Business Post

AI_PREMie was included in the Business Post article, “The Irish AI Companies You Need to Know.”

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November 2023
Article: SFI Little Book of Irish Research

AI_PREMie was honoured to be included in the Science Foundation Ireland Little Book of Irish Research launched by Minister Simon Harris during Science Week 2023

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November 2023
Award: Nomination in AI Awards 2023

Ana Le Chevillier was thrilled to be a finalist in the Young AI Role Model category for the 2023 AI Awards.

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November 2023
Podcast: AI Ireland

Ana Le Chevillier was featured on the AI Ireland podcast series, where she discussed her role in AI_PREMie and the impactful contributions of AI in healthcare.

Listen here.

November 2023
Conference: Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS)

Dr. Luisa Weiss was an invited speaker at SLAS, where she presented on AI_PREMie in her talk titled "Platelet Releasate Proteomics – A Robust Biomarker Discovery Platform" within the "Identification of Biomarkers using Omics" session held in Basel, Switzerland.

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November 2023
Article: UCD Today

AI_PREMie was included in the Autumn/Winter edition of UCD Today.

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November 2023
Conference: HEAnet ‘23

Professor Patricia Maguire was honoured to be a keynote speaker at the HEAnet’23 Conference entitled ‘Connectivity Matters’, Killarney.

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November 2023
Conference: Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA) Event

Professor Patricia Maguire was an invited panellist at the IPHA event in association with EY entitled ‘Practical Applications of AI in Healthcare.

November 2023
Event: NHS England TechTalk

Professor Patricia Maguire presented her work on AI_PREMie to a large group of Data and Analytics Professionals as part of the NHS England TechTalk discussion series.

November 2023
Event: ScienceWeek 2023 Women's Health Panel
Professor Patricia Maguire was an invited panellist at the Science Week 2023 panel focused on Women’s health in association with Science Foundation Ireland and Evoke, held in Dublin.
October 2023
Video: Innovate for Life 2023 Video campaign

Professor Patricia Maguire participated in the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association video campaign “Innovate for Life” in association with Amgen Pharmaceuticals.

Watch here.

October 2023
Award: The Public Sector Digital Transformation Awards 2023

AI_PREMie was very honoured to win the AI Innovation of the Year Award at The Public Sector Digital Transformation Awards 2023.

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September 2023
Visiting Professor Northeastern University

Professor Patricia Maguire was a visiting Professor at Northeastern University, Boston, and gave a seminar at the Roux Institute at Northeastern University, Maine, entitled ‘The 100 Platelet Releasates Project (100 PREPs).

September 2023
Article: UCD Connections

In an article titled 'A new chapter' by UCD Connections, President Orla Feely discussed AI_PREMie as one of the pioneering AI uses in the university.

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August 2023
LinkedIn Live Event: Saving Lives through AI-led Platelet Research

Professor Patricia Maguire discussed AI_PREMie in an interview with John Patrick Shaw (Ireland Head, Carelon Global Solutions).

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June 2023
Award: Analytics Institute Analytics and AI Awards 2023

AI_PREMie was thrilled to be awarded the Best Social Impact Award.

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June 2023
Award: Irish Women’s Awards 2023

Professor Patricia Maguire was honoured to be awarded the Irish Women’s Award for Services in Medicine 2023.

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June 2023
Conference: Women in Data Science (WiDS)

Ana Le Chevillier discussed AI_PREMie at the Women in Data Science event held in Dublin.

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May 2023
Article: SFI News Health

Research to enable more personalised paths in health.

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May 2023
Conference: Global Conference for the Society of Lab Automation Systems (SLAS)
Dr. Luisa Weiss presented AI_PREMie and discussed "Deciphering Omics data using AI" at her keynote speech at SLAS in Brussels. Read more.
May 2023
TV: RTE Prime Time

AI_PREMie was featured in an RTE Prime Time programme on the impact of Artificial Intelligence.

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May 2023
Article: Irish Times

Precision medicine has the potential to benefit even more patients.

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May 2023
Conference: International Society for Extracellular Vesicles

Some of the AI_PREMie team presented at the ISEV 2023 (International Society for Extracellular Vesicles) in Seattle.

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May 2023
Award: UNESCO Global Top 100 AI projects

AI_PREMie has been rated excellent in the UNESCO Global Top 100 AI projects addressing the 17 UN sustainable goals. AI_PREMie is honoured to be awarded one of the top 30 projects in the IRCAI's international list of AI solutions for reaching the 17 SDGs.

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May 2023
Article: Science Foundation Ireland Research News Stories

AI_PREMie - a smart approach to predicting preeclampsia.

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May 2023
Article: Silicon Republic

‘Our test will save lives’, says Director of UCD’s Institute for Discovery.

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March 2023
Article: Open Clouds for Research Environments success story

AI_PREMie was featured as a case success story at the Open Clouds for Research Environments (OCRE) GÉANT Cloud Forum.

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March 2023
Article: Irish Independent

Combining Irish-US Strengths in health tech research for better outcomes.

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March 2023
Conference: Gordon Research Conference Cell Biology of Megakaryocytes and Platelets

Professor Patricia Maguire was honoured to present her research work at the Gordon Conference

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March 2023
Article: CIO Awards

Professor Patricia Maguire was honoured to be nominated for AI Project Leader of the Year at the CIO Awards

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February 2023
Article: AI in Clinical Medicine

Contributor to AI in Clinical Medicine: A Practical Guide for Healthcare Professionals

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February 2023
Article: UCD SurgSoc annual conference

AI_PREMie won best research in obstetrics and gynaecology at UCD SurgSoc annual conference.

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January 2023
Conference: Machine Learning event

Brian MacNamee presented ‘a game changer in tackling preeclampsia’ at Insight Winter Lecture on the ‘superpower’ of #machinelearning event

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November 2022
Radio: AI_PREMie featured in the SAS and Microsoft joint whitepaper

AI_PREMie featured in the SASsoftware and Microsoft joint whitepaper highlighting co-developed clinical decision support tools enabled by advanced analytics and AI in the cloud.

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November 2022
Radio: Interview with Professor Maguire on Pat Kenny Newstalk Radio Show

Professor Patricia Maguire discusses the AI_PREMie PET diagnosis tool with Pat Kenny.

Listen on Spotify.

November 2022
Article: AI Awards

AI_PREMie won awards in both categories that it was nominated for:

1). Best Application of AI to Achieve Social Good
2). Best Application of AI in an Academic Research Body.

RTE

Irish Times

UCD News

Business Plus

Silicon Republic

October 2022
Article: Silicon Republic

Challenge funding is playing a key role in honing research projects across Ireland, according to researchers, including AI_PREMie.

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July 2022
Conference: International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis

The AI_PREMie team attended the ISTH2022 (the 30th Congress of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis) in London, UK. 

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June 2022
Article: Social Impact Award at the Analytics and AI Awards

AI_PREMie was honoured to be nominated for the Social Impact Award at the Analytics and AI Awards 22.

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June 2022
Video: An interview with Professor Patricia Maguire on SAS blog

Professor Patrica Maguire discusses the AI_PREMie PET diagnosis tool.

Watch it here.

May 2022
Article: AI_PREMie team World Preeclampsia Day campaign

AI_PREMie launched a campaign for World Preeclampsia Day to highlight this life-threatening disease and also promote the work done by the AI_PREMie team to develop a diagnostic tool for preeclampsia.

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March 2022
Article: Research Impact Case Study Competition

Research Impact Case Study Competition - runner up.

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February 2022
Article: Microsoft on AI_PREMie

Microsoft article about AI_PREMie

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January 2022
TV: RTE Changemakers

The Irish Universities Association has partnered with RTÉ and New Decade TV to bring Ireland’s Change Makers, the most transformative research-led projects and the inspiring people behind them, to Irish television this coming January and February 2022.

The series will showcase the remarkable and lasting public impact of leading research projects by eight universities in Ireland in areas such as children’s health, health technology, education, youth justice, gender equality and inclusion, as well as the environment.

Watch here.

December 2021
Radio: The Pat Kenny Show (Newstalk FM)

Patricia Maguire spoke to Newstalk Radio's Late Breakfast presenter Shane Beatty about her preeclampsia research, ahead of the RTE TV show Change Makers which features her AI_PREMie project.

Listen here.

December 2021
Podcast: #Allreland podcast

On this episode, Greg speaks with Professor Patricia Maguire, Biomedical Scientist and Director of University College Dublin’s Institute for Discovery. Maguire’s research focuses on platelets, an interest that began 25 years ago when her father suffered his first heart attack and she recognized the need for better diagnostics in the clinic.

Listen to the podcast.

December 2021
Article: Medical Express

Preeclampsia: an ongoing battle to save lives

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December 2021
Article: Leaps

Researchers Are Discovering How to Predict – and Maybe Treat — Pregnancy Complications Early On.

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November 2021
Podcast: The Health Pulse Podcast

Improving Maternal Health through AI and Biomedical Science | Health Pulse Podcast

Watch video.

November 2021
TV: Science to the Rescue
October 2021
Article: AI_PREMie in 2021 AI_Awards Finalists
September 2021
Article: Science Direct
P-001. AI_PREMie: A novel risk stratification tool for preeclamptic-toxaemia Read more.
September 2021
Article: University Observer Interview
August 2021
Article: Teck Expert
August 2021
Article: Engineers Ireland
August 2021
Article: Geant
August 2021
Article: HEAnet
June 2021
Article: Analytics Institute Social Impact Award
June 2021
Article: The Irish Times

"Using platelets as little health sensors in our blood" - The Irish Times.

Read more.

June 2021
Article: Recruitment for Technology

"Using platelets as little health sensors in our blood" - Recruitment for Technology

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June 2021
Article: SFI Future Innovator
Runner up SFI Future Innovator Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Societal Good. Read more.
June 2021
Article: NovaUCD Innovation Award

Winner of the NovaUCD Innovation of the Year Award 2021.

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May 2021
Article: Irish Times

UCD team using AI to help diagnose pre-eclampsia and save lives.

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May 2021
Article: International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis

AI_PREMie: A Novel Risk Stratification Tool for Preeclamptic-toxaemia

Read more.

May 2021
Article: iPlacenta H2020 virtual conference
The iPlacenta H2020 virtual conference Read more.
March 2021
Article: Siliconrepublic
February 2021
Article: The pan Canadian thrombotic Research Network
February 2021
Article: SAS Viya join the AI-PREMie team
May 2020
Article: Roller Coaster
March 2020
Article: Irish Tech News
March 2019
Article: Science Foundation Ireland Future Innovator Prize

SFI AI for Societal Good Challenge

Supports interdisciplinary teams to develop novel, potentially disruptive AI-based solutions that address significant national and global societal challenges.

Read more on SFI.

November 2018
Article: The Hundred-Person Platelet Releasate Project

Upon activation platelets release a host of soluble and vesicular signals, collectively termed the ‘platelet releasate’ (PR). The contents of this PR play a significant role in haemostasis, wound healing, tissue regeneration, inflammation, and pathologic sequelae.

Read the full article on Science Direct.

October 2018
Article: The Platelet Releasate is Altered in Human Pregnancy

Read the full article in Proteomics Clinical Applications.

June 2018
Article: Platelet Releasate Proteome Profiling Reveals a Core Set of Proteins with Low Variance between Healthy Adults

Upon activation, platelets release a powerful cocktail of soluble and vesicular signals, collectively termed the "platelet releasate" (PR). Although several studies have used qualitative/quantitative proteomic approaches to characterize PR; with debated content and significant inter-individual variability reported, confident, and reliable insights have been hindered. Using label-free quantitative (LFQ)-proteomics analysis, a reproducible, quantifiable investigation of the 1U mL−1 thrombin-induced PR from 32 healthy adults was conducted.

Read the full article in Proteomics.

December 2017
Article: CAPE Study Results

Retrospective secondary analysis of an observational study in an Irish tertiary referral centre with 9000 deliveries annually. The MPV of 27 women with EOPE was compared to 19 unaffected controls. The inclusion criteria for the disease state was the development of EOPE defined by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline, as new onset hypertension presenting after 20 weeks and prior to 34 weeks with significant proteinuria.

Read the full article in the Journal of Perinatal Medicine

July 2017
Article: Elevated plasma TFPI activity causes attenuated TF-dependent thrombin generation in early-onset preeclampsia

Early onset preeclampsia (EOP) is a pregnancy-specific proinflammatory disorder that is characterised by competing thrombotic and bleeding risks. It was the aim of this study to characterise thrombin generation, a major determinant of thrombotic and bleeding risk, in order to better understand the haemostatic balance in patients with EOP.

Read the full article on PubMed.