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CLASS: Dr Mark Tangney, University College Cork

Date: 20 February 2018

Venue: UCD Conway Lecture Theatre

Time: 12 noon

Speaker: Dr Mark Tangney, University College Cork
Director, SynBioCentre; Cancer Research at the College of Medicine & Health - Principal Investigator; APC Microbiome Institute - Faculty Member. 

Title: 'BioEngineering next generation medical products'

I head a product-focussed research team developing novel technologies (therapeutic and diagnostic) for use in medicine. Primary focus is on the development of microbes as cancer therapeutics and diagnostics, and interests include Synthetic Biology; associations between bacteria and cancer; and entrepreneurship.

Worked for a number of years at various international institutions (Los Angeles, Boston, Copenhagen) and published extensively in the fields of biological engineering and medicine. Vice Secretary General of the International Society for Cell and Gene Therapy of Cancer (ISCGT); Vice-President of the Irish Society for Gene and Cell Therapy (ISGCT), and member of the editorial board of several international journals (Scientific Reports; Human Gene Therapy, Current Gene Therapy, Molecular Therapy - Oncolytics, Bioengineered, Biomarkers in Cancer). My group's work is funded by grants awarded from the EU, Science Foundation Ireland, Health Research Board, Irish Research Council and the Irish Cancer Society.

Refreshments available outside the lecture theatre from 11.40am

Upcoming CLASS


27 Dr David Hughes, University of Glasgow


06 Cormac Kilty Adjunct Professor, University College Dublin
13 Graduate CLASS: Jean Manguy (Prof. Denis Shields); Yvonne Lenighan (Prof. Helen Roche, Dr Fiona McGillicuddy); Adam Russell-Hallinan (Assoc Prof. John Baugh)
20 Professor Philip Newholme, Curtin University Perth 
27 Professor Bruce Cronstein, New York University


03 Easter 
10 Dr Christina Kiel, Systems Biology Ireland 
17 TBC
24 Dr Ronan Sulpice, NUI Galway

Associate sponsors of the Conway Lecture & Seminar Series 2017/2018

BioSciences  Cruinn Diagnostics Ltd ‌



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