Keep Calm and Trust the Science

An Extraordinary Year in the Life of an Immunologist

Professor Luke O'Neill

What is life like at the edge of science in a pandemic? World renowned immunologist Professor Luke O'Neill tells all, sharing his diaries from the front-line of the scientific fight for a vaccine as the world grappled with Covid 19.
Date Published :
April 2022
Publisher :
Gill Books
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Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9780717191819
Pages : 320
Dimensions : 9.2 X 6.1 inches
Stock Status : In stock


Take a front row seat with Professor Luke O’Neill on a high-octane year. Luke has become one of the most well-known and trusted voices of Ireland’s COVID-19 pandemic. A world-renowned immunologist, he was thrust into the spotlight as we struggled to make sense of a crisis that saw the country grind to a halt. In these compelling diaries, Luke reveals what life was like behind the scenes as he endeavored to keep calm and trust that the science would save us.

Set against a national backdrop of banana-bread baking, TikTok dancing, and outdoor bingo, as well as the devastation to life and livelihood suffered by many, Luke’s lockdown diaries reveal the highs and lows of work at the cutting edge of science in his Trinity College lab along with how he coped personally with the pressures of public life.

Shot through with the natural positivity and humor that have made Luke a home-grown hero, Keep Calm and Trust the Science is an unputdownable account of one of the most dramatic years in Irish history from one of its key players.

About The Author

Professor Luke O’Neill is a world-renowned immunologist and Professor of Biochemistry in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology at Trinity College Dublin. In 2016 he was made a fellow of the Royal Society for his innovative work on the human immune system. He has a popular weekly slot on Newstalk’s Pat Kenny Show and is the author of two bestselling books, 'Humanology' and 'The Great Irish Science Book' for children.

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