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UCD Conway Festival of Research & Innovation 2012

Date: 20 September 2012

Venue: UCD Conway Institute

Time: 9am - 7pm

2012UCD Conway Festival Celebrating the research and innovation achievements by Conway researchers in the past year, the 2012 UCD Conway Festival promises to be a vibrant scientific forum.

Download the 2012 UCD Conway Festival programme and the  2012 UCD Conway Festival poster for display in your workplace.

 

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Plenary Speakers:

Professor Zena Werb, University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
‘Of mice and women: how studying mammary development gives insights into progression of breast cancer’

Dr Eileen Furlong, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)
‘Developmental networks: Cracking the cis-regulatory code’

Professor Finian Martin, UCD Conway & School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science
‘Molecular signals that support organisation of mammary epithelial cells in 3-D’

Invited Speakers:
Dr Kevin O'Connor
‘When chemistry and biology connect: Improving the anti-proliferation activity of a cationic antimicrobial peptide’

Professor Ciaran Regan
‘Autism spectrum disorders, epigenetics and histone deacetylase inhibitors’

Dr Giuliano Elia
‘New tools for mass spectrometric analysis of proteins and peptides’

Professor Kenneth Dawson
‘BioNanoInteractions’

Professor Ulla Knaus
'NADPH Oxidases in Redox Biology: H2O2 is good for you'

Professor Jeremy Simpson
‘High content analysis of membrane traffic pathways in mammalian cells’

Industry Engagement Open Forum: Thursday, 20 September, 1pm 
Chair: Brendan Cremen, UCD Director of Enterprise & Commercialisation

'Engagement with Industry: Roadmap for successful collaborations’

Speakers:
Dr Conor Hanley, CEO BiancaMed & VP ResMed Inc
Dr Ivan Coulter, CEO Sigmoid Pharma
Dr Elaine Harris, Partner Innovation 21
A panel discussion and open forum will follow the speaker presentations. Download the 2012 UCD Conway Festival Industry Engagement Open Forum poster.

Early Career Researcher Open Forum: Wednesday, 19 September, 3-5pm 
Co-hosted by UCD Conway & UCD Research Staff Association
Chair: Dr David O’Connell, UCD

‘Beyond bias and barriers: Why are senior female scientists so heavily outnumbered by men?’

Confirmed speakers:
Professor Zena Werb, University of California, San Francisco
Dr Tara McMorrow, UCD 
Q & A session will follow the speaker presentations. Download the 2012 UCD Conway Festival Early Career Researcher Open Forum poster


Moderated Poster Sessions:

30 abstracts have now been shortlisted for six moderated poster sessions. Presenters will give a 5 minute outline of their work including mention of any innovative potential to a committee that includes keynote speakers. The Conway Festival Medal sponsored by Roche will be awarded for the best poster and presentation. Only abstracts selected for moderated poster sessions will be displayed on the day. 

Cruinn Diagnostics LtdBioSciences  Roche Diagnostics Ltd 

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