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Read the news stories below to find out about the latest happenings at UCD Conway.


28 September 2017 - Stephen Carter wins 2017 UCD Conway Festival gold medal
PhD student, Stephen Carter has won the 2017 UCD Conway Festival gold medal for his work to identify proteins involved in the formation and function of cilia.

28 September 2017 - Dr Alison Reynolds wins inaugural UCD Allergan Innovation Award
Dr Alison Reynolds has won the inaugural UCD Allergan Innovation Award in recognition of the innovative potential within her research to develop a new therapy for dry eye disease.

20 June 2017 - New €2.2M strategic fund to support health-related researchers
UCD Wellcome Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) aims to drive key research initiatives within the University’s research themes of Personalised & Translational Medicine and One Health.

13 June 2017 - Leading the way in personalised medicine research
Nine experienced international researchers set to work on range of translational research projects in areas including nutrition, oncology, rheumatology, HIV and skin disease.

07 June 2017 - New research finds biomarkers linked to melanoma patient survival
An international research collaboration has identified a set of biomarkers strongly linked with survival in patients with melanoma that may help clinicians with treatment decisions.

29 May 2017 - Best Education Outreach award for Amgen Biotech Experience programme
The Amgen Biotech Experience programme, a joint UCD-DCU science education initiative, has won the Best Education Outreach award at the inaugural 2017 Education Awards ceremony.

29 May 2017 - IrSPEN launch a 'Call to Action' on obesity in Ireland
Obesity experts urge the government to implement a national obesity treatment programme to reduce the financial and societal burden from obesity-related diseases.

10 May 2017 - Amgen Biotech Experience teacher recognition awards ceremony
Joint UCD and DCU programme acknowledges commitment by teachers to give students a hands-on experience in working with DNA and molecular biology techniques in the classroom.

05 May 2017 - Professor Kenneth Wolfe elected Fellow of the Royal Society
Kenneth Wolfe, Professor of Genomic Evolution, UCD School of Medicine and UCD Conway Institute, University College Dublin, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (UK).

27 April 2017 - Prof. Cormac Taylor receives prestigious US research award
Conway Fellow is the first ever non-US based recipient of Takeda Distinguished Research Award

25 April 2017 - 'The Patient Voice in Cancer Research' III
‘Do nothing about me, without me’ is the guiding sentiment for patient-centred initiative

20 March 2017 - ABE Ireland at St Patrick's Festival 'Big Day Out'
A vibrant, multi-coloured festival experience in the Science Zone

06 March 2017 - Ground-breaking project could lead to new targeted therapies for cancer
Important building blocks of cellular signalling networks that can be used for developing new cancer therapies

27 February 2017 - Prof. William Gallagher awarded first IACR Cancer Research Medal
Professor William Gallagher is the inaugural recipient of a prestigious award recognising outstanding contribution to the cancer research community in Ireland.

27 February 2017 - Associate Professor Amanda McCann elected IACR President
Term of office as President of the Irish Association of Cancer Research (IACR) begins with the 2017 Irish Association of Cancer Research (IACR) conference.

23 February 2017 - International clinical trial shows drug reduces risk of diabetes
New therapeutic approach to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in individuals with obesity and prediabetes

16 February 2017 - OncoMark secures €2.1M investment for new diagnostic test
OncoMasTR test to launch in 2018 and will reduce the number of patients receiving unnecessary chemotherapy

13 February 2017 - Celebrating work by the Spanish Research Society in Ireland
The first networking poster session by the Spanish Research Society in Ireland took place in UCD Conway Institute.

09 February 2017 - Flash Talks for World Cancer Day 2017
Our cancer researchers came together to mark the annual World Cancer Day 2017 with twelve cancer-themed 'flash talks'.

01 February 2017 - Accelerating development of ophthalmic and cancer therapeutics
UCD will lead a new international industry-academia consortium to accelerate the development of therapeutic interventions for cancer and eye disease.

16 January 2017 - Atturos selected for 2017 AIB Start-Up Academy Programme
Atturos, a University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out company, has been selected as one of 10 finalists for the 2017 AIB Start-Up Academy Programme, with a coveted top prize worth €200,000.

03 January 2017 - Supporting career development, collaboration & public engagement
University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin are the first Irish universities to tap into the Wellcome Institutional Strategic Support Fund securing €1.1 million each.

03 January 2017 - Research ideas worth spreading; TedxUCD 2016 videos online
Two Conway researchers were among 10 speakers who took part in TEDxUCD 2016 during December in the UCD Dramsoc Theatre.

03 January 2017 - 2016 ICS Research Award for Dr Maria Prencipe
Dr Maria Prencipe wins the 2016 Irish Cancer Society Postdoctoral Researcher of the Year award for her work on metastatic prostate cancer.

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