Please join me in offering congratulations to ‘Drs’ Shane O’Grady and Brian Mooney who successfully defended their PhD thesis yesterday:
Shane’s: Investigation of the functional roles of calcium channels, inflammatory cytokines and tumour micro-environmental factors in a human in vitro model of breast cancer calcification
Supervisor: Maria Morgan
Brian’s: The role of the anorectic neuropeptide CART in breast cancer. Supervisor: Darran O’Connor
Well done to all.
I wanted to congratulate everyone for their significant contributions to recent RCSI Research Day. MCT’s presence was strong on the day with a number of keys oral and poster presentations from across the four MCT research pillars.
In particular, a huge congratulations to:
Dr Joan Ni Gabhann for the Most Highly Cited RCSI Senior Authored Paper with Industry Collaboration 2012-2016 for her paper ‘Btk regulates macrophage polarization in response to lipopolysaccharide’.
Rebecca Watkin (PI Prof Steven Kerrigan) and Edmund Gilbert (PI Prof Gianpiero Cavalleri) who jointly won the best postgraduate oral presentation, sponsored by Bio-Sciences Limited, for their presentations on ‘S.aureus induced miR330-3p expression triggers abnormal permeability in an ex-vivo 2D model of sepsis’ and ‘The Irish DNA Atlas: Revealing Fine-Scale Population Structure and History within Ireland’, respectively.
Prof James O’Donnell (ICVB) who won the Clinician CEO Innovation Award.
Dr Ingmar Schoen for his novel Invention Disclosure.
Camille Hurley (PI Dr Darran O’Connor), Edmund Gilbert (PI Prof Gianpiero Cavalleri) and Conor Duffy (PI Claire McCoy) for winning inaugural RCSI International Secondment Awards.
Finally, well done to Dr Claire McCoy for giving an inspiring and heartfelt presentation about her SFI President of Ireland Future Research Leader Award.
Well done all. A fantastic achievement for MCT.
Five MCT researchers were selected to give oral presentations at RCSI Research Day 2018 – Wednesday 7th March
Category: Early Career Investigators (Post-doctoral Fellows):
Mariana Patricia Cervantes Silva: Those mitochondria have got rhythms! Mitochondrial activity and antigen processing in dendritic cells is dependent on the molecular clock protein BMAL1
Stephanie Annett: The role of FKBPL in LPS induced endothelial barrier dysfunction.
Category: All Postgraduates (Thesis in 3)
Rebecca L Watkin: S. aureus induced miR330-3p expression triggers abnormal permeability in an ex-vivo 2D model of sepsis.
Orla Fox: Uncoupling Activated Protein C Functions by Inhibition of PostTranslational Beta-Hydroxylation.
Edmund Gilbert: The Irish DNA Atlas: Revealing Fine-Scale Population Structure and History within Ireland