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21 November 2016 - EpiCor Therapeutics wins UCD's 2016 Start-Up of the Year award
EpiCor Therapeutics, an early-stage biotech start-up, has won UCD’s 2016 Start-Up of the Year award after being declared overall winner of the 2016 UCD VentureLaunch Accelerator Programme.

16 December 2016 - Changing the face of men's health
Embracing Movember challenges to raise awareness of some of the biggest health issues in men.

16 December 2016 - Science Week 2016
As part of the 21st annual Science Week, the Amgen Biotech Experience team led engagment activities with pupils, teachers and active retirees.

14 November 2016 - Promising findings towards targeted breast cancer therapy
New research reports for the first time on a novel treatment that could be used in the majority of patients with triple negative breast cancer.

14 November 2016 - Conway researcher receives career development award
Dr Eoin Cummins will receive funding under a Government investment programme targeting the next generation of research talent.

24 October 2016 - Talking about cancer: Cancer Week Ireland 2016
This year, UCD Conway Institute researchers were involved in three events on campus for Cancer Week Ireland 216, which ran from the 17th – 21st October.

20 October 2016 - Reducing patient numbers exposed to excessive cancer treatment
A research project that aims to reduce the harmful effects of over-treatment by more accurately diagnosing patients receives €2.5 million in funding from Science Foundation Ireland.

28 September 2016 - Dearbhla Lenehan wins 2016 UCD Conway Festival gold medal
PhD student, Dearbhla Lenehan wins the 2016 UCD Conway Festival gold medal recipient for her research on platelet-bacterial interactions in sepsis.

19 September 2016 - UCD Ulysses Medal awarded to Dr Lee Hood
Genetics pioneer, Dr Lee Hood receives the UCD Ulysses Medal in recognition of his outstanding contributions to science

01 September 2016 - Immune system plays major role in regulation of body weight
New research reveals that the immune system could be responsible for as much as 40% of our body’s ability to regulate weight.

01 September 2016 - NovaUCD 2016 Innovation Award for Professor Kevin O'Connor
Recognising excellence in innovation or of success achieved in the commercialisation of UCD research or other intellectual activity.

30 June 2016 - Launch of UCD/IEHG Precision Medicine Facility
Located in the UCD Conway Genomics Core, this new facility provides the most comprehensive and advanced genetics platform for life science and biomedical research in Ireland.

28 June 2016 - Good gut relationships key in defence against pathogens
New research findings show how microbiota adapt to compensate for the failure of early warning signalling by cells lining the gut wall fails, threatening the first line of defence against pathogens.

15 June 2016 - £3.7 million award to find genetic factors in diabetic kidney disease
Professor Catherine Godson to lead UCD’s involvement in a new £3.7 million award aiming to explain why some people with diabetes are at higher risk of developing kidney failure.

01 June 2016 - Professor William Gallagher appointed director of UCD Conway Institute
UCD Professor of Cancer Biology to provide research leadership to flagship facility

30 May 2016 - Conway Fellows elected to Royal Irish Academy
Conway Fellows, Professors Emma Teeling and Walter Kolch are elected to the ranks of the Royal Irish Academy, the highest academic honour in Ireland.

30 May 2016 - Conway researchers complete UCD Commercialisation Bootcamp
Conway Fellows, Professor Patricia Maguire and Dr Arun Kumar along with PhD student, Martin Parsons are among 21 researchers who completed Commercialisations Bootcamp at NovaUCD.

18 May 2016 - Professor Cormac Taylor to receive prestigious US award
Professor Cormac Taylor is to be presented with the 2017 Takeda Distinguished Research Award by the American Physiological Society's (APS) Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology Section.

10 May 2016 - US-Ireland partnership award to study gastric bypass weight loss success
Researchers at UCD, Ulster University and Florida State University awarded 2.5 million euro to investigate the effectiveness of gastric bypass surgery under the US-Ireland Research & Development Partnership grant programme.

10 May 2016 - Prostate Cancer: In Search of the Holy Grail
Professor Richard J. Ablin’s work on prostate immunology led to the discovery of PSA, and the test became widely adopted as a prostate cancer screening tool despite a lack of specificity.

03 May 2016 - The Patient Voice in Cancer Research
This patient engagement event hosted in the Institute focused on placing survivorship at the heart of the research agenda

18 April 2016 - Lowering cardiovascular disease risk in obesity
New research findings indicate that replacing dietary carbohydrate with monounsaturated fat in otherwise obesogenic diets is better for the cardiovascular health.

18 April 2016 - Professor Des Higgins named as Kimura Motoo awardee
Professor Des Higgins will receive the Kimura Motoo award in recognition of his significant contributions to the advancement of evolutionary biology.

06 April 2016 - World Health day 2016: Beat Diabetes - Our Research Snapshot
This snapshot of ongoing projects is published to coincide with World Health Day 2016: Beat Diabetes (April 7), as designated by the World Health Organisation.

05 April 2016 - World Health day 2016: Beat Diabetes - Raising awareness
MSc in Biotechnology graduate, Sean Kirwan is working with Firecrest to create 3D animated videos based on diabetes that will raise awareness of the disease.

03 February 2016 - World Cancer Day 2016: We Can, I Can
A snapshot of how cancer researchers at UCD Conway Institute, Systems Biology Ireland and BREAST-PREDICT, the Irish Cancer Society Collaborative Cancer Research Centre are trying to improve early diagnosis and effective therapies.

03 February 2016 - Molecular portrait of breast cancer to tailor therapy
New research has built a ‘molecular portrait’ of the second most frequently occurring breast cancer subtype that may help to tailor treatment for patients.

25 January 2016 - Institute journal club visit by 2016 BT Young Scientists
2016 BT Young Scientist & Technology winners, Diana Bura and Maria Louise Fufezan present their worm biosensor research at the journal club meeting of Dr Oliver Blacque’s research team.

18 January 2016 - Budding scientists get to grips with research skills
Institute staff attended the 2016 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition gave young science enthusiasts a chance to get hands-on with biomedical research equipment.

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