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CLASS: Dr David Hughes, UCD

Date: 27 February 2018

Venue: UCD Conway Lecture Theatre

Time: 12 noon

SpeakerDr David Hughes, UCD

Title: 'Levels of the Micronutrient Selenium, Selenoprotein Gene Variation, and Cancer Risk' 

The research of Dr David Hughes focuses on nutritional, genetic and microbial epidemiology of various cancer sites. He currently leads large prospective cohort studies in the European Prospective Investigation of Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC; based at the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France) of the influence of bacterial antigens and nutritional status of micronutrients selenium, zinc, and copper on colorectal, liver, breast, and gastric cancer risk. Recent findings include that antigens to Streptococcus gallolyticus in advance of cancer onset are associated with colorectal cancer development (in press, International Journal of Cancer, January 5th 2018) and that pre-diagnostic selenium status is associated with colorectal and hepatobiliary cancer risk .

Refreshments available outside the lecture theatre from 11.40am

Upcoming CLASS 


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


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10 Dr Christina Kiel, Systems Biology Ireland 
17 Prof. Dominique Baeten, UVA Nederlands
24 Dr Ronan Sulpice, NUI Galway

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

BioSciences  Cruinn Diagnostics Ltd ‌



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