The Mullingar is being celebrated for his work by the Science Foundation of Ireland.
A midlands immunologist has been named Research Scientist of the Year.
Professor Kingston Mills has received the accolade from the Science Foundation of Ireland.
The Mullingar man - who's been working in immunology for almost 40 years - is currently director of Trinity College's Biomedical Sciences Institute.
The SFI says he's contributed significantly to the Irish research community, with exceptional research outputs and a clear ability to communicate his research.
Commenting on the award Professor Mills said, “I am absolutely delighted to receive this prestigious award from Science Foundation Ireland. I have been committed to the fascinating field of Immunology for nearly 40 years, but my research achievements would not have been possible without the financial support from SFI, the commitment and dedication of my research team and the support of colleagues, especially those at Trinity College Dublin.”