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01 December 2015 - Ireland’s first EULAR Centre of Excellence in Rheumatology
The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, officially announced a 'Centre of Excellence' award for the Centre for Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases at UCD by European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR).

01 December 2015 - Does order matter in protein sequence alignment?
What if the order in which you performed addition mattered, and the sum of '2 + 3 + 4' gave you a different answer to the sum of '4 + 3 + 2'? New research shows order matters in protein sequence alignment.

27 November 2015 - Enjoying Science Week 2015
Researchers from across Systems Biology Ireland & the UCD Conway Institute get involved in the excitement of the 20th annual Science Week

24 November 2015 - International study uncovers mechanism behind Joubert syndrome
The study identified a gene associated with Joubert syndrome, and crucially uncovered the mechanism by which it functions in cells.

19 November 2015 - Phision Therapeutics Wins UCD's 2015 Start-Up Award
An early-stage life sciences venture by Dr Breandán Kennedy with Dr Alison Reynolds has won UCD's 2015 Start-Up Award after being declared overall winner of this year’s UCD VentureLaunch Accelerator Programme.

13 November 2015 - gHealth Research awarded Grand Challenges Explorations grant
gHealth Research receives Grand Challenges Explorations grant to pursue a global health and development research project on biomarkers to diagnose pneumonia

10 November 2015 - MOVE-ing ahead with prostate cancer research
With Movember 2015 underway, we take a look at Conway research programmes at the cutting-edge of men's health issues.

16 October 2015 - Breast Cancer Research Open House
UCD Conway hosted an open house event for women who have had a cancer diagnosis, their family and friends to coincide with Breast Health Day 2015

05 October 2015 - Researching obstructive sleep apnoea complications for therapies
UCD Conway clinician scientist, Dr Silke Ryan delivers the flagship Cournand lecture at European Respiratory Society’s (ERS) 2015 international congress.

29 September 2015 - Delivering research experiences to Irish classrooms
Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) are now offering training in molecular biology experiments for secondary school teachers at locations in UCD & DCU during October.

28 September 2015 - OPATHY: Towards omics-based diagnostic tools for yeast infections
UCD to recruit 2 PhD candidates as part of an EU doctoral training network aimed at developing new diagnostic tools to study and manage human yeast infections.

25 September 2015 - Launch of SPHERE; a new UCD-based vascular research group
Minister for Health, Dr Leo Varadkar welcomes the launch of SPHERE during inaugural VTE Dublin 2015 conference

24 September 2015 - TOPMed10 - Training future leaders in personalised medicine
Professor Walter Kolch will lead an EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie COFUND international training and career development fellowship programme in personalised medicine at UCD

23 September 2015 - Prof Helen Roche to Chair EC Joint Programming Initiative Board
Prof Helen Roche is appointed as Chair of the scientific advisory board for EC Joint Programming Initiative 'Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life'

16 September 2015 - Joint winners of the 2015 UCD Conway Festival gold medal
Dr Melinda Halasz and Dr Alison Reynolds named joint winners of the 2015 UCD Conway Festival gold medal.

14 September 2015 - OncoMark awarded €2.7M to develop new diagnostic test
OncoMark, a UCD spin-out company co-founded by Professor William Gallagher, has been selected for €2.7 million in EU funding to commercially develop a new diagnostic test for breast cancer patients.

01 September 2015 - Protein regulating severity of tissue damage in rheumatoid arthritis uncovered
Scientists led by Professor Gerry Wilson have identified a new protein (C5orf30) that regulates the severity of tissue damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

31 August 2015 - Aoife Murphy represents Cork in 2015 Rose of Tralee Festival
UCD Conway postgraduate student, Aoife Murphy wows with science in the 2015 International Rose of Tralee Festival competition.

27 August 2015 - Prostate cancer patients go ‘behind the scenes’ in research
Researchers will host an ICORG patient open event in UCD with colleagues in St Luke's Institute of Cancer Research on Friday, 28 August 2015.

27 August 2015 - Role of gut microbiota in weight loss after bariatric surgery
New research shows that gut microbiota changes may play a direct role in the reduction of body fat after bariatric surgery and could pave the way for novel probiotics to help treat obesity in the future.

26 August 2015 - Reversing End Organ Damage Through Diabetes Surgery
World renowned experts in the field of diabetes gather to discuss radical new interventions in the treatment of diabetes.

14 August 2015 - Wellcome Trust-NIH scholarship for Conway PhD student
Andrew Smith, PhD student with Dr Breandan Kennedy receives a prestigious Wellcome Trust and National Institutes of Health four-year PhD scholarship.

06 July 2015 - Significant benefits of weight management drug revealed
New therapeutic approach to help obese patients achieve and maintain a healthier body weight

26 June 2015 - Conway researcher wins 2015 L’Oréal-UNESCO fellowship
Dr Tríona Ní Chonghaile wins a highly contested 2015 L’Oréal-UNESCO UK & Ireland For Women In Science fellowship

10 June 2015 - Making an impact in melanoma research
Nothing lifts our mood like sunshine. But, given that Ireland now has one of the highest skin cancer rates in the world, protecting Celtic fair skin from the danger of the sun’s rays is a priority.

05 June 2015 - Targeting inflammation to fight obesity-related diseases
New research shows that a molecule found in the body can protect against developing obesity-related diseases by slowing, and possibly reversing, inflammation.

03 June 2015 - Royal Irish Academy honours Conway Fellow
Conway Fellow, Professor Geraldine Butler has been elected to the ranks of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) in recognition of her outstanding academic achievements.

18 May 2015 - MSc Biotechnology Elevator Pitch Evening 2015
Delivering successful business pitches to secure investment is an important part of research commercialisation training.

13 May 2015 - Engaging Science - 'I don’t need no communication’
PhD student, Paul Lavin (McGee group) talks about his experience of science communication training as part of the 2015 'Engage' seminars

11 May 2015 - Conway Fellow brings Keystone Symposium on hypoxia to Ireland
Professor Cormac Taylor is lead organiser of the 2015 Keystone Symposium entitled 'Hypoxia: From Basic Mechanisms to Therapeutics' taking place from May 12th in the RDS, Dublin.

28 April 2015 - Conway Fellows receive SFI Investigators Programme awards
Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English TD announced over €30 million of research funding for 23 major research projects, including two awards to Conway Fellows, Professor Walter Kolch and Professor Grace Mulcahy.

24 April 2015 - How to turn the bad guys good in hardened arteries
Dr Orina Belton is figuring out how targeting a key cell of the immune system could change the nature of plaques that develop inside major arteries.

15 April 2015 - Conway PhD receives MMI scientific poster prize
UCD Conway PhD student, Andrew Selfridge awarded best scientific poster for hypoxia research

27 March 2015 - Conway researcher to deliver distinguished Cournand lecture
Dr Silke Ryan is the first researcher from Ireland to deliver the flagship Cournand lecture in the European Respiratory Society’s 25-year history

16 March 2015 - Conway Fellow secures prestigious ERC funding award
Dr Lorraine Brennan is one of seven Irish recipients of research funding under the second European Research Council (ERC) consolidator grant call.

13 March 2015 - A day in the life of a research scientist
UCD laboratory placement as part of the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme

04 March 2015 - Largest genome-wide study reveals genes driving obesity
The largest ever study of the genetics behind obesity has identified 140 locations across the genome that may play an important role in obesity and fat distribution.

02 March 2015 - Protecting the R&D future of the Irish medical devices sector
Conway Fellow, Professor David Brayden is one of four co-principal investigators leading CURAM - Centre for Research in Medical Devices

13 February 2015 - Monounsaturated fatty acids protect against type 2 diabetes
Replacing saturated fatty acids with monounsaturated fatty acids within a high-fat diet can reduce inflammation in fat tissue and increase insulin sensitivity.

13 February 2015 - FutureHealth: Accelerating Health Science Innovations
UCD in partnership with the NDRC shortlisted 10 start-up ideas to participate in FutureHealth, a new pre-accelerator programme created to focus exclusively on the support of early stage ‘healthtech’ ventures.

03 February 2015 - World Cancer Day 2015: Not beyond us
How UCD Conway researchers are rising to the challenge that cancer presents us with today.

03 February 2015 - World Cancer Day 2015: Treatment for all
Pushing the global fight against cancer to a whole new level in Tanzania, East Africa.

16 January 2015 - Engaging the next generation of scientists
PhD and postdoctoral scientists from Systems Biology Ireland, UCD Charles Institute of Dermatology and UCD Conway Institute team up at the BT Young Scientist & Technology exhibition.

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