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Dolores Cahill

Professor of Translational Science

School of Medicine
F097
Conway Institute of Biomedical and Biomolecular Science
University College Dublin
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 (0) 86 172 55 72
Email: dolores.cahill@ucd.ie

Biography

Prof. Dr Dolores Cahill is a world-wide renowned expert in high-throughput proteomics technology development and automation, high content protein arrays and their biomedical applications, including in biomarker discovery. Her team has achieved key breakthroughs in developing high-density protein and antibody array technologies and demonstrated their applications in biological and medical research. Prof. Cahill pioneered this research area at the Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Genetics in Berlin, Germany, and holds several international patents in this vital field. She has received the prestigious BMBF ¿BioFuture¿ Award from the German Minister of Science, the Federation of European Biochemical Societies 2009 Award and co-founded Protagen AG to commercialize her discoveries. Prof. Cahill is Professor of Translational Science at the Conway Institute, School of Medicine and Medical Sciences at the University College Dublin.



SELECTED BOARD/COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP (2007 - present): Independent Observer and Rapporteur for the Evaluation of the European Union Framework 7 (FP7) Health Theme. Report written, presented by Prof. Cahill to the DGs Health, EU27 and EU Commission, 11th Feb 2008. Selected as EU Independent Observer FP7 Health theme (2009)

 

Appointed by Irish Minister of Trade, Industry and Enterprise as Member of the Advisory Science Council (ASC) 2005-present (www.sciencecouncil.ie).

 

Chair of Task Force on the Policy Report on `Researcher Careers' (2007/8), published October 2008.

 

Member of the ASC Task Forces (2005/2006) on `Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation (2006-2013)' and ASC Task Force (2006/2007) Promoting Enterprise-Higher Education Relationships

 

Shareholder and Co-founder PROTAGEN AG, Otto-Hahn Str. 15, D-44227 Dortmund, Germany. (1998-present).

 

Scientific Advisory Board Member of the Human Proteome Resource (HPR), Sweden. (2003-present)

 

Member Systems Biology Scientific Advisory Board, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, UFZ Permoserstrasse 15, D-04318 Leipzig, Germany (2007-present)

 

Member of AlbaNova VINN Excellence Centre for Protein Technology (ProNova) (www.biotech.kth.se/pronova) (2007-present )

 

Member of Programme Management Board, Irish Cervical Screening Research Consortium (ICSRC).

 

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the `Proteomic Forum 2009'

 

Member of the International Review & Decision Panel of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) Strategic Funding Programmes: `Integrated Networks for Disease-Oriented Genome Research (NGFNplus)' (2007); `Innovation Alliances of Medical Genome Research(NGFNtransfer)(2007)'& `Medical Systems Biology' (2008)

 

Science Advisory Board Member, Chair, Speaker, European Biomarker Summit/Proteomics Europe Conference, (October 2008) Lisbon

 

Invited by Prof. Marc Vidal to speak at The Wellcome Trust and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory joint conference on `Network Biology' Hinxton, Cambridge, UK (August 2008).

 

Invited as a Plenary lecture speaker to the Norwegian Biochemistry Society Winter Meeting, Røros, (January 2009). Other Plenary speakers include Prof. Robert Huber, Prof. David Baulcombe, Prof. Josef M. Penninger, Prof. Marcos González-Gaitán, Prof. J. Craig Venter, Professor Terje Espevik, Prof. Mathias Uhlen.

 

Organisation Committee Member for EMBO practical course on Tissue and Protein Microarrays: From Construction to Image Analysis, UCD (June 2008).

 

Scientific Organising Committee Member, Chair & Speaker Discovery to Diagnostics/Chips to Hits (2007) Philadelphia.

 

Presented `State-of-the-Art Lecture' at Human Proteome Organisation HUPO (2007) Korea, invited by Prof. Sam Hanash.

 

Science Advisory Board Member with Prof. Ruedi Aebersold, `Proteomics Europe 2007'(2007) Amsterdam.

 

Member of Human Proteome Ogranisation (HUPO), Member of the HUPO Human Antibody Initiative.

Member and Co-Chair of the DISCOVERY Consortium: A multidisciplinary Ovarian Cancer translational research consortium

 

Member of UCD Research Strategy Committee, UCD SFI Advisory Committee, UCD PRTLI Committee, UCD Research Careers Committee

 

Member of UCD School of Medicial and Medical Advisory Committees; PhD/MSc Programme Committes

 

Member of Conway Institute Committees; Mass Spectromerty Core Resource; Omics Post-doctoral Modul, coordinated with Prof. Mike Dunn

Professional

               

Education

Year 1989 Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Qualification: BA Subject:
Year 1993 Institution: Dublin City University (DCU), IRL
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 2004 Institution: Irish Management Institute, IMI Graduate School of Management, Dublin.
Qualification: Diploma Subject: Diploma in Management
         

Publications

Books

Murphy D, Cahill DJ. ; (2005) Protein Arrays. Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics. *: Wiley. [Details]
   

Peer Reviewed Journals

Christianson DR, Dobroff AS;Proneth B;Zurita AJ;Salameh A;Dondossola E;Makino J;Bologa CG;Smith TL;Yao VJ;Calderone TL;O'Connell DJ;Oprea TI;Kataoka K;Cahill DJ;Gershenwald JE;Sidman RL;Arap W;Pasqualini R (2015) 'Ligand-directed targeting of lymphatic vessels uncovers mechanistic insights in melanoma metastasis'. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112 (8):2521-2526. [DOI] [Details]
Olsson N, Wingren C, Mattsson M, James P, O'Connell D, Nilsson F, Cahill DJ, Borrebaeck CA; (2011) 'Proteomic analysis and discovery using affinity proteomics and mass spectrometry'. Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, . [Details]
Bauer, MC,O'Connell, DJ,Maj, M,Wagner, L,Cahill, DJ,Linse, S; (2011) 'Identification of a high-affinity network of secretagogin-binding proteins involved in vesicle secretion'. Molecular BioSystems, 7 :2196-2204. [DOI] [Details]
O'Connell, DJ,Bauer, MC,O'Brien, J,Johnson, WM,Divizio, CA,O'Kane, SL,Berggard, T,Merino, A,Akerfeldt, KS,Linse, S,Cahill, DJ; (2010) 'Integrated Protein Array Screening and High Throughput Validation of 70 Novel Neural Calmodulin-binding Proteins'. Molecular and Cellular Proteomics, 9 :1118-1132. [DOI] [Details]
Bauer, M. C., O'Connell, D., Cahill, D. J., Linse, S., ; (2008) 'Calmodulin binding to the polybasic C-termini of STIM proteins involved in store-operated calcium entry'. Journal of Biochemistry, 47 (23):6089-6091. [Details]
OToole, SA, Laios, A, Sheppard, B, Gleeson, N, DArcy, T, McGuinness, E, Ring, M, Gaffney, E, Martin, C, Flavin, R, Cahill, D, OConnell, D, OBrien, J, Sheils, O, OLeary, JJ, ; (2007) 'miRNA signatures in primary versus recurrent ovarian cancers'. Modern Pathology, 20 :209-209. [Details]
Taussig, MJ; Stoevesandt, O; Borrebaeck, CAK; Bradbury, AR; Cahill, D; Cambillau, C; de Daruvar, A; Dubel, S; Eichler, J; Frank, R; Gibson, TJ; Gloriam, D; Gold, L; Herberg, FW; Hermjakob, H; Hoheisel, JD; Joos, TO; Kallioniemi, O; Koegll, M; Konthur, Z; Korn, B; Kremmer, E; Krobitsch, S; Landegren, U; van der Maarel, S; McCafferty, J; Muyldermans, S; Nygren, PA; Palcy, S; Pluckthun, A; Polic, B; Przybylski, M; Saviranta, P; Sawyer, A; Sherman, DJ; Skerra, A; Templin, M; Ueffing, M; Uhlen, M; ; (2007) 'ProteomeBinders: planning a European resource of affinity reagents for analysis of the human proteome'. Nature Methods, 4 (1):13-17. [Details]
Acher, P. L.,Hodgson, D. J.,Murphy, D. G.,Cahill, D. J.; (2007) 'High-intensity focused ultrasound for treating prostate cancer'. BJU Int, 99 (1):28-32. [Details]
OToole, SA, Laios, A, Sheppard, B, Gleeson, N, DArcy, T, McGuinness, E, Ring, M, Gaffney, E, Martin, C, Flavin, R, Cahill, D, OConnell, D, OBrien, J, Sheils, O, OLeary, JJ, ; (2007) 'miRNA signatures in primary versus recurrent ovarian cancers'. Laboratory Investigation, 87 :209-209. [Details]
Horn, S; Lueking, A; Murphy, D; Staudt, A; Gutjahr, C; Schulte, K; Konig, A; Landsberger, M; Lehrach, H; Felix, SB; Cahill, DJ; ; (2006) 'Profiling humoral autoimmune repertoire of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) patients and development of a disease-associated protein chip'. Proteomics, 6 (2):605-613. [Details]
Müllner S, Lueking A, Cahill DJ, ; (2005) 'Protein biochips: A new and versatile platform technology for molecular medicine'. Drug Discovery Today, 10 (11):789-794. [DOI] [Details]
Claudia Gutjahr, Derek Murphy, Angelika Lueking, Andrea Koenig, Michal Janitz, John O'Brien, Bernhard Korn, Sabine Horn, Hans Lehrach, and Dolores J. Cahill. ; (2005) 'Mouse protein arrays from a TH1 cell cDNA library for antibody screening and serum profiling'. Genomics, (85):285-296. [Details]
Lueking, A., Huber, O., Wirths, C., Schulte, K., Stieler, K.M., Blume-Peytavi, U., Kowald, A., Hensel-Wiegel, K., Tauber, R., Lehrach, H., Meyer, H.E. and D.J. Cahill.; (2005) 'Profiling Alopecia areata autoantigens based on protein microarray technology'. Mol. Cell. Proteomics, 4 :1382-1390. [Details]
Feilner, T.,Hultschig, C.,Lee, J.,Meyer, S.,Immink, R. G.,Koenig, A.,Possling, A.,Seitz, H.,Beveridge, A.,Scheel, D.,Cahill, D. J.,Lehrach, H.,Kreutzberger, J.,Kersten, B.; (2005) 'High throughput identification of potential Arabidopsis mitogen-activated protein kinases substrates'. Mol Cell Proteomics, 4 (10):1558-68. [Details]
Kreutzberger J, Steller S, Angenendt P, Cahill DJ, Heuberger S, Lehrach H, ; (2005) 'Bacterial protein microarrays for identification of new potential diagnostic markers for Neisseria meningitidis infections'. Proteomics, 5 (8):2048-2055. [DOI] [Details]
Cahill DJ, Lueking A, Huber O, Wirths C, Schulte K, Stieler KM, Blume-Peytavi U, Kowald A, Hensel-Wiegel K, Tauber R, Lehrach H, Meyer HE, ; (2005) 'Profiling of alopecia areata autoantigens based on protein microarray technology'. Proteomics, 4 (9):1382-1390. [DOI] [Details]
Coppinger JA, Cagney G, Toomey S, Kislinger T, Belton O, McRedmond JP, Cahill DJ, Emili A, Fitzgerald DJ, Maguire PB; (2004) 'Characterization of the proteins released from activated platelets leads to localization of novel platelet proteins in human atherosclerotic lesions'. Blood, 103 (6):2096-2104. [Details]
Glökler J, Angenendt P, Wilde J, Kijanka G, Baars S, Cahill DJ, Kreutzberger J, Lehrach H, Konthur Z, ; (2004) 'Seeing better through a MIST: evaluation of monoclonal recombinant antibody fragments on microarrays'. Journal of Analytical Chemistry, 76 (10):2916-2921. [DOI] [Details]
Moran N, Larkin D, Murphy D, Reilly DF, Cahill M, Sattler E, Harriott P, Cahill DJ, ; (2004) 'ICln, a novel integrin alphaIIbbeta3-associated protein, functionally regulates platelet activation'. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 279 (26):27286-27293. [DOI] [Details]
Lueking A, Angenendt P, Nyarsik L, Szaflarski W, Glökler J, Nierhaus KH, Lehrach H, Cahill DJ, ; (2004) 'Cell-free protein expression and functional assay in nanowell chip format'. Journal of Analytical Chemistry, 76 (7):1844-1849. [DOI] [Details]
Maguire PB, Coppinger JA, Cagney G, Toomey S, Kislinger T, Belton O, McRedmond JP, Cahill DJ, Emili A, Fitzgerald DJ, ; (2004) 'Characterization of the proteins released from activated platelets leads to localization of novel platelet proteins in human atherosclerotic lesions'. Blood, 103 (6):2096-2104. [DOI] [Details]
Coppinger J.A., Cagney G., Toomey S., Kislinger T., Belton O., McRedmond J., Cahill D., Emili A., Fitzgerald D.J. & Maguire P.B. ; (2004) 'Proteomic characterization of the proteins released from activated platelets leads to localization of novel platelet proteins in human atherosclerotic lesions'. Blood, 103 :2096-2104. [Details]
Nordhoff E, Cahill DJ, ; (2003) 'Protein arrays and their role in proteomics'. Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology, 83 :177-187. [Details]
Angenendt P, Glokler J, Murphy D, Lehrach H, Cahill DJ,; (2003) 'Toward optimized antibody microarrays: a comparison of current microarray support material'. Analytical Biochemistry, (309):253-260. [Details]
Kersten B, Feilner T, Kramer A, Wehrmeyer S, Possling A, Witt I, Zanor MI, Stracke R, Lueking A, Kreutzberger J, Lehrach H, Cahill DJ.; (2003) 'Generation of Arabidopsis protein chips for antibody and serum screening'. Plant and Molecular Biology, (52):999-1010. [Details]
Angenendt P, Glokler J, Konthur Z, Lehrach H, Cahill DJ.; (2003) '3D protein microarrays: Performing multiplex immunoassays on a single chip'. Analytical Chemistry, (75):4368-4372. [Details]
Lueking A, Possling A, Huber O, Beveridge A, Horn M, Eickhoff H, Schuchardt J, Lehrach H, Cahill DJ.; (2003) 'A non-redundant human protein chip for antibody screening and serum profiling'. Mol. Cell. Proteomics, 2 :1342-1349. [Details]
Cahill DJ, Lueking A, Horn S, Lehrach H, ; (2003) 'A dual-expression vector allowing expression in E. coli and P. pastoris, including new modifications'. Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.), 205 :31-42. [Details]
Cahill DJ, Angenendt P, Glökler J, Sobek J, Lehrach H, ; (2003) 'Next generation of protein microarray support materials: evaluation for protein and antibody microarray applications'. Journal of Chromatography A, 1009 (1-2):97-104. [Details]
Pasqualini R, Arap W, Kolonin MG, Trepel M, Lahdenranta J, Cardó-Vila M, Giordano RJ, Mintz PJ, Ardelt PU, Yao VJ, Vidal CI, Chen L, Flamm A, Valtanen H, Weavind LM, Hicks ME, Pollock RE, Botz GH, Bucana CD, Koivunen E, Cahill D, Troncoso P, Baggerly KA, Pentz RD, Do KA, Logothetis CJ, ; (2002) 'Steps toward mapping the human vasculature by phage display'. Nature Medicine, 8 (2):121-127. [DOI] [Details]
Cahill DJ, Angenendt P, Glökler J, Murphy D, Lehrach H, ; (2002) 'Toward optimized antibody microarrays: a comparison of current microarray support materials'. Analytical Biochemistry, 309 (2):253-260. [Details]
Cahill DJ, Huels C, Muellner S, Meyer HE, ; (2002) 'The impact of protein biochips and microarrays on the drug development process'. Drug Discovery Today, 7 (18 Suppl):1-24. [Details]
Cahill DJ, Schmidt F, Lueking A, Nordhoff E, Gobom J, Klose J, Seitz H, Egelhofer V, Eickhoff H, Lehrach H, ; (2002) 'Generation of minimal protein identifiers of proteins from two-dimensional gels and recombinant proteins'. Electrophoresis, 23 (4):621-625. [DOI] [Details]
Cahill DJ, Holz C, Lueking A, Bovekamp L, Gutjahr C, Bolotina N, Lehrach H, ; (2001) 'A human cDNA expression library in yeast enriched for open reading frames'. Genome Research, 11 (10):1730-1735. [DOI] [Details]
Cahill DJ, ; (2001) 'Protein and antibody arrays and their medical applications'. Journal of Immunology, 250 (1-2):81-91. [Details]
Cahill D, Lueking A, Holz C, Gotthold C, Lehrach H, ; (2000) 'A system for dual protein expression in Pichia pastoris and Escherichia coli'. Protein Expression and Purification, 20 (3):372-378. [DOI] [Details]
Lehrach H, Walter G, Büssow K, Cahill D, Lueking A, ; (2000) 'Protein arrays for gene expression and molecular interaction screening'. Current Opinion in Microbiology, 3 (3):298-302. [Details]
Cahill, D.,; (1999) 'Review Groups Interim Proposals: Strengthening or Weakening Irish Merger Control Mechanisms?'. Competition Journal, 7 (7):237-246. [Details]
Walter G, Büssow K, Cahill D, Nietfeld W, Bancroft D, Scherzinger E, Lehrach H, ; (1998) 'A method for global protein expression and antibody screening on high-density filters of an arrayed cDNA library'. Nucleic Acids Research, 26 (21):5007-5008. [Details]
CAHILL, DJ,BOYLAN, PC,OHERLIHY, C; (1992) 'DOES OXYTOCIN AUGMENTATION INCREASE PERINATAL RISK IN PRIMIGRAVID LABOR'. Stet, 166 :847-850. [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Cummins, E., Gallagher, W.M., O'Brien, E., Stanton, A., Cagney, G., & Cahill, D.J.,; (2005) Metabolic syndrome biomarker discovery by surface enhanced laser desorption/ionisation time-of-flight mass spectrometry HUPO 4th Annual World Congress Berlin, Germany, , 28-AUG-05 - 01-SEP-05 [Details]
                       

Abstract

Lakhani, A,Iqbal, M,Okane, S,Cahill, D,Murphy, R (2009) PROTEOMICS OF FRIEDREICH'S ATAXIA. Abstract [Details]
O'Toole, SA,Laios, A,Sheppard, B,Gleeson, N,D'Arcy, T,McGuinness, E,Ring, M,Gaffney, E,Martin, C,Flavin, R,Cahill, D,O'Connell, D,O'Brien, J,Sheils, O,O'Leary, JJ (2007) miRNA signatures in primary versus recurrent ovarian cancers. Abstract [Details]
Laios, A,O'Toole, SA,Sheppard, B,Gleeson, N,D'Arcy, T,McGuinness, E,Ring, M,Flavin, R,Martin, C,O'Brien, J,O'Connell, D,Sheils, O,Cahill, D,Gaffney, E,O'Leary, JJ (2007) Recurrence in ovarian cancer; A transcriptomic approach. Abstract [Details]
                                                               

Research

Research Interests

Integration of proteomics and recombinant protein and antibody arrays and technology development to advance research programmes in the areas of Oncology, Inflammation, Neurobiology and Cardiovascular disease.
A major focus of our research is the generation of collections of recombinant proteins using protein expression/cDNA library technology and its application to cell biology and biomedicine.

Biomarker discovery involving profiling the humoral response or antibody repertoire in serum to identify protein panels which could potentially be used as a diagnostic tool for patients with various conditions such as auto-immune diseases or cancer.

Technology development: Where required, developing technologies to improve or expand application areas. Technology development performed in areas of Vector design, novel protein expression systems, co-development of surfaces for protein and antibody arrays, high-throughput, low volume protein expression and purification systems, high density antibody arrays, interaction screening, such as protein-protein, peptide-protein, binder-protein.

Using protein arrays to characterise antibody and other binder specificity and cross-reactivity and to perform interaction studies in high throughput.

Currently developing new applications in Nanotechnology, large scale biology and developing compound - protein interaction technologies


Research Projects

Sponsor : European Commission FP6
Title : Autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type I - a rare disorder of childhood as a model of autoimmunity (EURAPS)
Start Date / End Date : 01-DEC-05 / 30-APR-08
Sponsor : European Commission FP6
Title : From Immune Responses in Rare Autoimmune Diseases to novel Therapeutic Intervention Strategies - a personalized Medicine approach. (AUTOROME)
Start Date / End Date : 01-NOV-05 / 31-OCT-07
Sponsor : European Commission FP6
Title : A European Infrastructure of Ligand Binding Molecules against the Human Proteome (ProteomeBinders)
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAR-06 / 28-FEB-10
Sponsor : UCD Strategic Fund
Title : Bridging Funding
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-05 / 31-MAR-06
Sponsor : European Commission FP6
Title : Advanced molecular tools for array-based analyses of genomes, transciptomes, proteomes, and cells (MOLTOOLS)
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-06 / 30-JUN-07
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Automated system of high-throughput subcloning: Protein expression and purification
Start Date / End Date : 10-DEC-07 / 31-DEC-14
Sponsor : Meningitis Research Foundation
Title : The identification of novel immuno modulatory factors from Neisseria meningitis groups
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUL-07 / 30-JUN-09
Sponsor : Friedreichs Ataxia Society Ireland
Title : Studies on Fredeichs Ataxia
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUL-07 / 01-JUL-08
Sponsor : Centre for Liver Disease, Mater Hopistal
Title : Liver Disease Research
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-08 / 31-AUG-09
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Proteomics 2009 - "Technological Advances, Discovery and Validation"
Start Date / End Date : 26-MAY-08 / 01-DEC-09
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : Protein Array Technology Development/Interaction Studies
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-09 / 30-JUN-10
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : Antibody responses in rodents exposed to nanoparticles
Start Date / End Date : 01-DEC-08 / 31-MAY-10
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Development of Prototype Diagnostic Assay in Alzheimer's Disease and MCI
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-09 / 30-APR-10
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Nano and pico technology for large scale protein microarrays and clinical diagnostics (POLY-PICO)
Start Date / End Date : 10-AUG-09 / 09-AUG-10
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Setting up a new enterprise for the validation and commercialisation of biomarker panels
Start Date / End Date : 01-AUG-09 / 31-JAN-10
Sponsor : Health Research Board (HRB)
Title : Biomarker discovery in Hepatitis C infection
Start Date / End Date : 01-NOV-09 / 30-APR-13
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : The International Partnership for Critical Marker of Disease, 10th Annual Cardiovascular Biomarkers Symposium Ref No 12/CW/B2232
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-12 / 30-SEP-12
Sponsor : The Emer Casey Foundation
Title : Discovary Programme PhD Fellowship
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-15 / 31-JAN-17
   

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

National and International Conferences and Workshops
• Invited by Prof. Marc Vidal to speak at The Wellcome Trust and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory joint conference on `Network Biology' Hinxton, Cambridge, UK (August 2008).
• Invited as a Plenary lecture speaker to the Norwegian Biochemistry Society Winter Meeting, Røros, (January 2009). Other Plenary speakers include Prof. Robert Huber, Prof. David Baulcombe, Prof. Josef M. Penninger, Prof. Marcos González-Gaitán, Prof. J. Craig Venter, Professor Terje Espevik, Prof. Mathias Uhlen.• Scientific Organising Committee Member, Chair & Speaker Biomarker Summit/Proteomics Conference, Lisbon, Portugal (October 2008).
• Organisation Committee Member for EMBO practical course on Tissue and Protein Microarrays: From Construction to Image Analysis, UCD (June 2008).
• Scientific Organising Committee Member, Chair & Speaker Discovery to Diagnostics/Chips to Hits (2007) Philadelphia.
• Presented `State-of-the-Art Lecture' at Human Proteome Organisation HUPO (2007) Korea, invited by Prof. Sam Hanash.
• Science Advisory Board Member with Prof. Ruedi Aebersold, `Proteomics Europe 2007'(2007) Amsterdam.
Member of Human Proteome Ogranisation (HUPO), Member of the HUPO Human Antibody Initiative.
Member and Co-Chair of the DISCOVERY Consortium: A multidisciplinary Ovarian Cancer translational research consortium
Member of UCD Research Strategy Committee, UCD SFI Advisory Committee, UCD PRTLI Committee, UCD Research Careers Committee
Member of UCD School of Medicial and Medical Advisory Committees; PhD/MSc Programme Committes
Member of Conway Institute Committees; Mass Spectromerty Core Resource; Omics Post-doctoral Modul, coordinated with Prof. Mike Dunn