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Winners of research visualisation competition announced
A research visualisation competition, supported by the UCD Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund, was recently held in the UCD Conway Institute. Participants were asked to create a visualisation of their work that communicated their research message

Researchers use gene editing technology to discover new therapeutics for lung cancer
An international team of scientists led by Assoc. Prof. Rory Johnson have demonstrated for the first time that CRISPR genome-editing technology can be used as a tool to find new gene therapies for lung cancer.

STEP Through the Looking Glass: Stories Told of Experimental Processes
Multimedia exhibtion using selected personal and scientific objects as unique and curious ways to spark a conversation and telling a science story by artist, Lorna Donlon.

UCD Team wins an Ideate Ireland Business Competition award
MetHealth, an emerging UCD start-up supported through NovaUCD led by Dr Fiona McGillicuddy is developing a biomarker-based risk-stratification platform

New screening technique identifies potential drug therapy in Alzheimer’s disease
Associate Professor David O’Connell and collaborators at Lund University block the most toxic step in the self-assembly process of amyloid beta proteins to halt the disease process.

Prof. Cormac Taylor receives RAMI Research Award 2021
Winning the biomedical section for leading a translational hypoxic research study in inflammatory bowel disease.

STEP Through the Looking Glass - Telling Research Stories through Art
Artist, Lorna Donlon will work with 10 researchers and 2 patient advocates from UCD Conway Institute to tell research stories in a very creative way for a touring exhibition. 

New research identifies potential drug treatment for advanced eye cancer
Scientific meeting hears small molecules called HDAC inhibitors could be key to treating uveal melanoma

AI_PREMie recognised in UCD Research Impact Competition
Conway Fellows, Professors Patricia Maguire and Fionnuala Ní Áinle are announced as runners-up of the 2021 UCD Research Impact Case Study Competition by UCD Vice-President for Research, Innovation and Impact Professor Orla Feely.

Four Conway Fellows lead projects funded under North-South Research Programme awards
Professors David Brayden and William Gallagher and Associate Professors Siobhan McClean and Kieran Meade will each led projects under all three strands of this comprehensive funding programme.

Funding announced for 77 Irish Research Council New Foundations projects will positively impact societal issues.
Professor William Gallagher awarded funding to strengthening collaboration in cancer research throughout the island of Ireland.