2021

Professor Helen Roche appointed as Director, UCD Conway Institute
Professor Roche has an outstanding track record in precision nutrition research; leading and co-leading several national and international research programmes.

Discovery of biomarkers to diagnose preeclampsia risk wins 2021 NovaUCD Invention of the Year award
The UCD Conway SPHERE group have been recognised for their discovery of biomarkers that can be used to diagnose the risk of preeclampsia, a dangerous pregnancy complication.

Conway Fellows lead three public engagement projects awarded under SFI Discover Programme
Projects will focus on specific mechanisms to engage children and adults from low socioeconomic backgrounds with science topics that impact their daily lives.

Obesity and diabetes research case studies runners-up in 2020 UCD Impact Competition
Conway Fellows, Prof. Fionnuala McAuliffe and researchers at the UCD Diabetes Complications Research Centre including Conway Fellows, Profs. Carel le Roux and Catherine Godson and Dr Neil Docherty are commended for their work.

Exosomes as biomarkers of human and feline mammary tumours
Review shows strong evidence in the literature to support the complementarity of using exosomes to inform the profiling of TNBC and feline mammary adenocarcinoma.

Patients with severe COVID-19 infection have hypersensitive platelet blood cells
Study finds that platelets are up to ninety times more reactive in COVID-19 patients than in hospitalised patients who do not have the disease.

Improving the efficiency of gene-editing tool, CRISPR
Researchers led by Associate Professor Rory Johnson have developed a new reporter system to identify factors that can significantly boost the efficiency of CRISPR deletion.

SARS-CoV-2 virus hijacks protein machinery to enter cells and multiply
New research from an international team of scientists has identified protein sequences that are hijacked by the virus that causes COVID-19 disease.

Applications open for DevelopMed MSCA COFUND Fellowship Programme
First call for applications to new international training and career development fellowship programme

UCD-led consortium secures EU funding to investigate disrupted signalling across a range of diseases 
The CRYSTAL3 consortium includes 10 partners (5 academic and 5 industry) located in 7 countries and will be led by Conway Fellow, Professor Breandán Kennedy.