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SBI Professors Bond and Smith in National News

Written by: Maryann Kelly
Written on: Tuesday, 30 April, 2019


Jonathan Bond and Owen Smith. (Maxwell Photography)

Professors Jonathan Bond and Owen Smith of Systems Biology Ireland have been featured a number of times in the Irish national press over the last several weeks. Both professors have been interviewed as part of ongoing coverage documenting childhood leukaemia and immunotherapy treatment and research in Ireland.

Stories were published in news outlets across the country including The Irish Independent, The Irish Examiner, Image.ie and medicalindependent.ie.  Smith was also interviewed on the Sean O’Rourke show on RTE Radio 1 and Bond likewise spoke to local radio outlets in Dublin and Cork.

Bond is the UCD Brendan McGonnell Professor of Paediatric Molecular Haemato-oncology and leads the paediatric leukaemia research programme between SBI and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. Smith is a principal investigator at the National Children’s Research Centre, Crumlin, and SBI.

A list of all recent interviews follows below.

Professor Owen Smith on Sean O’Rourke, RTE 1 – Friday, 1 March 2019

“Finding the cure: Immunotherapy offers hope to children battling cancer”, O’Callaghan, Helen. The Irish Examiner. 26 April 2019

“Pushing the boundaries of leukaemia treatment and research”, Lynch, Priscilla. Medicalindependent.ie. 14 April 2019

“Irish cancer researchers aim to cure more children and find gentler treatments”, O’Connell, Edaein. Image.ie. 15 February 2019.

“’We don’t have enough funds to support them’ – Irish Cancer Society can’t afford life-saving research”, Ring, Evelyn. The Irish Examiner. 15 February 2019

“’It was pretty much a death sentence at the time’ – top cancer specialist driven to find cure after death of young cousin”, Begley, Ian. The Irish Independent. 15 February 2019

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