News 2017

New €2.2M strategic fund to support health-related researchers
20 June - UCD Wellcome Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) aims to drive key research initiatives within the University’s research themes of Personalised & Translational Medicine and One Health.

Leading the way in personalised medicine
Nine experienced international researchers set to work on range of translational research projects in areas including nutrition, oncology, rheumatology, HIV and skin disease.

New research finds biomarkers linked to melanoma patient survival
07 June 2017 - An international research collaboration has identified a set of biomarkers strongly linked with survival in patients with melanoma that may help clinicians with treatment decisions.

Best Education Outreach award for Amgen Biotech Experience programme
29 May 2017 - The Amgen Biotech Experience programme, a joint UCD-DCU science education initiative, has won the Best Education Outreach award at the inaugural 2017 Education Awards ceremony.

IrSPEN launch a 'Call to Action' on obesity in Ireland
29 May 2017 - Obesity experts urge the government to implement a national obesity treatment programme to reduce the financial and societal burden from obesity-related diseases.

Amgen Biotech Experience teacher recognition awards ceremony
10 May 2017 - Joint UCD and DCU programme acknowledges commitment by teachers to give students a hands-on experience in working with DNA and molecular biology techniques in the classroom.

Professor Kenneth Wolfe elected Fellow of the Royal Society
05 May 2017 - Kenneth Wolfe, Professor of Genomic Evolution, UCD School of Medicine and UCD Conway Institute, University College Dublin, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (UK).

Prof. Cormac Taylor receives prestigious US research award
27 April 2017 - Conway Fellow is the first ever non-US based recipient of Takeda Distinguished Research Award

'The Patient Voice in Cancer Research' III
25 April 2017 - ‘Do nothing about me, without me’ is the guiding sentiment for patient-centred initiative

ABE Ireland at St Patrick's Festival 'Big Day Out'
20 March 2017 - A vibrant, multi-coloured festival experience in the Science Zone

Ground-breaking project could lead to new targeted therapies for cancer
06 March 2017 - Important building blocks of cellular signalling networks that can be used for developing new cancer therapies

Prof. William Gallagher awarded first IACR Cancer Research Medal
27 February 2017 - Professor William Gallagher is the inaugural recipient of a prestigious award recognising outstanding contribution to the cancer research community in Ireland.

Associate Professor Amanda McCann elected IACR President
27 February 2017 - Term of office as President of the Irish Association of Cancer Research (IACR) begins with the 2017 Irish Association of Cancer Research (IACR) conference.

International clinical trial shows drug reduces risk of diabetes
23 February 2017 - New therapeutic approach to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in individuals with obesity and prediabetes

OncoMark secures €2.1M investment for new diagnostic test
16 February 2017 - OncoMasTR test to launch in 2018 and will reduce the number of patients receiving unnecessary chemotherapy

Celebrating work by the Spanish Research Society in Ireland
13 February 2017 - The first networking poster session by the Spanish Research Society in Ireland took place in UCD Conway Institute.

Flash Talks for World Cancer Day 2017
09 February 2017 - Our cancer researchers came together to mark the annual World Cancer Day 2017 with twelve cancer-themed 'flash talks'.

Accelerating development of ophthalmic and cancer therapeutics
01 February 2017 - UCD will lead a new international industry-academia consortium to accelerate the development of therapeutic interventions for cancer and eye disease.

Atturos selected for 2017 AIB Start-Up Academy Programme
16 January 2017 - Atturos, a University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out company, has been selected as one of 10 finalists for the 2017 AIB Start-Up Academy Programme, with a coveted top prize worth €200,000.

Supporting career development, collaboration & public engagement
03 January 2017 - University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin are the first Irish universities to tap into the Wellcome Institutional Strategic Support Fund securing €1.1 million each.

Research ideas worth spreading; TedxUCD 2016 videos online
03 January 2017 - Two Conway researchers were among 10 speakers who took part in TEDxUCD 2016 during December in the UCD Dramsoc Theatre.

2016 ICS Research Award for Dr Maria Prencipe
03 January 2017 - Dr Maria Prencipe wins the 2016 Irish Cancer Society Postdoctoral Researcher of the Year award for her work on metastatic prostate cancer.