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News Archive 2009


10 December 2009 - Roche Researcher Of The Year Awards
Conway postdoctoral researcher, Dr. Niamh O’Sullivan represented University College Dublin in the inaugural Roche Researcher Of The Year Awards.

10 December 2009 - Donald Medal for Conway Fellow
Conway Fellow, Professor Mohamed Al-Rubeai has been awarded the Donald Medal from the Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).

26 November 2009 - New chemical reaction offers opportunities for drug development
Researchers led by Conway Fellow, Professor Pat Guiry have solved a chemistry problem that has stumped researchers worldwide for more than a decade.

24 November 2009 - 2009 Accuri award for Conway researchers
Research team awarded first place in the 2009 Accuri Flow Cytometer Creativity Award Programme, announced at the 5th annual Irish Cytometry Society meeting.

09 November 2009 - Nutrition research on abdominal obesity shows nurture modifies nature
New research by UCD Conway researchers and their international collaborators highlights the interplay of inflammatory genes and dietary fat in abdominal obesity and the metabolic syndrome

22 October 2009 - GENIE-US investigations of diabetic kidney disease
Funding award for international collaboration involving UCD Conway team

19 October 2009 - Conway researcher on RTE's Capital D
Nanobiology researcher, Dr Anika Mostaert speaks to Philip Bromwell about her work

16 October 2009 - Latest edition of Conway Focus available
The current issue of Conway Focus, the quarterly newsletter highlighting the research achievements of Conway scientists is now available.

18 September 2009 - UCD Conway Festival gold medal
Awarded to Dr Niamh O'Sullivan for schizophrenia research

18 September 2009 - UCD Ulysses Medal for groundbreaking memory scientist
Professor Eric Kandel recognised at UCD Conway Festival of Research & Innovation

15 September 2009 - Minister Lenihan launches Systems Biology Ireland
€19.5 million commitment by Government and industry with the establishment of a Science Foundation Ireland CSET in systems biology

31 July 2009 - New research on prostate cancer development
Conway researchers show that epigenetic signature changes in low oxygen levels may contribute to prostate cancer development.

22 July 2009 - Conway Clinical Fellow elected President EUPSA
UCD Conway Clinical Fellow, Professor Prem Puri has been awarded Presidency of European Paediatric Surgical Association (EUPSA)

22 July 2009 - 3 UCD Conway Fellows in new cancer-focused strategic research cluster
Minister announces €5.6million funding through Science Foundation Ireland for a new cancer-focused strategic research cluster

08 June 2009 - Conway Fellows host prestigious EMBO conference in cancer proteomics
International experts in cancer research and proteomics are gathering in UCD this week to discuss how the convergence of these research areas can improve the process of identifying new cancer biomarkers and therapeutic targets.

24 May 2009 - Fundamental insights to Candida
Conway researchers publish six new genome sequences and advance the understanding of the evolution of the Candida fungus family

06 May 2009 - UCD Conway announced as reference centre for new protein stabilising technology
UCD Conway Proteome Research Centre will become a reference centre for the Denator Stabilizor™ T1 system for stabilising tissue samples from the moment of sampling.

24 April 2009 - Enzolve Technologies launch newborn screening test
Enzolve Technologies, a UCD spin-out company led by Conway Fellow Professor Paul Engel, have launched a novel newborn screening test for phenylketonuria (PKU)

20 April 2009 - Link between diet in pregnancy & childhood obesity
Snacking on high GI foods during late pregnancy may lead to a heavier baby with an increased risk of childhood obesity

30 March 2009 - UCD graduate Orlaith Burke wins AccesScience ’09
Research on accurate radon measurements takes first place in annual competition

20 March 2009 - L’Oreal-UNESCO International Fellowship
Conway researcher recognised for obesity research

24 February 2009 - Accesscience '09
Seven graduate students selected through internal heats in UCD

06 February 2009 - UCD Conway scientist recognised for novel prostate cancer research
Dr Deirdre Fanning receives AACR-AstraZeneca research award

20 January 2009 - Applications invited for NovaUCD Campus Company Development Programme 2009
Assisting entrepreneurs define & develop innovative ideas

05 January 2009 - Funding award for industry-led research
€2M EI BioPAT for UCD Conway scientists

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