UCD Researchers recognised in SFI Frontiers for the Future Awards 

Seven UCD researchers, including SBI's Walter Kolch and Cormac Taylor, have been successful in the latest round of the SFI Frontiers for the Future programme awards valued at €34 million.

06 June, 2024 Read More

2024 Research Fellowship Awards to support three exciting disease intervention research projects

Awards are supported by Systems Biology Ireland (UCD) and Quantitative Biosciences Institute (UCSF) and in the area of network biology and drug/drug target discovery

11 April, 2024 Read More

Breaking new ground in medicine: COVend welcomes the first patients in the pioneering ARDS clinical trial IXION 2.0

The EU-funded COVend consortium announces the enrolment of first patients in the IXION 2.0 clinical trial at the Goethe University Hospital Frankfurt. Prof. Günther Eissner and Dr. Vadim Zhernovkov of SBI are currently studying FX06 with their groups as part of this consortium.

04 April, 2024 Read More

New review from SBI Professor Donal Brennan and colleagues, part of The Lancet 2024 Series on menopause

Professor Donal Brennan of Systems Biology Ireland (SBI) University College Dublin has published a featured review on menopause treatment for cancer patients in this week’s issue of the high-impact journal, The Lancet.

05 March, 2024 Read More

SBI's Luke Jones wins Irish Cancer Society Senior Researcher of the Year Award 2024

People involved in ground-breaking research projects around the country were honoured at the Irish Cancer Society Research Awards on Friday, Feb 23rd at Regent House, Trinity College Dublin. Among those to claim top honours was Senior Researcher of the Year Award Winner, Dr Luke Jones.

04 March, 2024 Read More

Ministers Harris and Foley announce funding for 38 projects to inspire STEM public engagement, including SBI's 'Let's Chat Medicine'

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD, and Minister for Education, Norma Foley TD, have today announced a €5 million investment in 38 projects which encourage understanding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

28 February, 2024 Read More

Let’s Chat Medicine: An innovative public engagement and involvement programme in health-related research

Systems Biology Ireland at UCD has launched Let’s Chat Medicine (LCM), a new public engagement and involvement (PEI) initiative in the health-related research area, working in collaboration with Barretstown and the Young Person’s Advisory Group at the National Children’s Cancer Service.

02 February, 2024 Read More

HRCI 2024 Position Paper

A recently released report by Health Research Charities Ireland (HRCI), a national umbrella organisation of over 45 charities in Ireland, has provided some excellent guidelines and recommendations for how we can all work to improve health research in Ireland.

02 February, 2024 Read More

QBI/UCSF and SBI Launch Collaborative Network Biology and Drug/Drug Target Discovery RFA

The Quantitative Biosciences Institute (QBI) at University of California, San Francisco in collaboration with Systems Biology Ireland have announced a call for joint grants between QBI/UCSF and UCD scientists. A total of $150K was secured by both institutions for the initiative.

17 November, 2023 Read More

Research from SBI's Donal Brennan and Mater Hospital team shows multidisciplinary surgical approach to advanced ovarian cancer significantly reduces death rate and progression of disease

'Annals of Surgical Oncology' publishes study which shows that 3-year survival has improved by 70 percent for advanced ovarian cancer patients.

27 October, 2023 Read More

QBI/SBI Symposium highlights international collaboration of multidisciplinary experts

The QBI/SBI Symposium on Molecular Networks of Cancer and Other Diseases will be held in The O’Reilly Hall at UCD from October 16 – 18, 2023. The free three-day event led by Walter Kolch (SBI) and Nevan Korgan (QBI) will feature more than 33 speakers from across the world.

13 October, 2023 Read More

Coming October 2023: QBI/SBI Symposium on Molecular Networks of Cancer & Other Diseases

The teams at SBI and the Quantitative Bioscience Institute (QBI) at the University of California, San Francisco, are delighted to announce the 2nd QBI/SBI Symposium on Molecular Networks of Cancer & Other Diseases, to be held in person at University College Dublin from 16 – 18 October, 2023.

24 August, 2023 Read More

SFI Discover award for CuriosiTY, a placement programme to broaden participation in STEM

SBI and UCD Conway Institute have received a SFI Discover award for CuriosiTY, a transition year placement programme to broaden participation in STEM.

06 March, 2023 Read More

SBI €5k Small Research Project Scheme winners announced

On Dec 16, Prof. Walter Kolch announced the winners of our first SBI Small Research Project Scheme. PhD student, Nourhan Aboud and Postdoctoral Researcher, Elena Merino Tejero (both members of the Gomez-Matallanas Group) were awarded €5,000 for the upcoming project.

22 December, 2022 Read More

HSE Launches First National Genetics and Genomics Strategy for Ireland

Today the HSE launches the National Strategy for Accelerating Genetic & Genomic Medicine in Ireland. The strategy was developed in collaboration with the Dept of Health and healthcare professionals, international experts, academics, patient representatives and advocates, including SBI's Walter Kolch

13 December, 2022 Read More

Science Foundation Ireland recognises Prof. Walter Kolch with SFI Mentorship Award 2022

The winners of the prestigious 2022 Science Foundation Ireland Awards were revealed at the annual SFI Science Summit in Limerick on November 21st. SBI's Prof. Walter Kolch received the SFI Mentorship Award 2022 at this event.

21 November, 2022 Read More

SBI Goes Green!

SBI is very proud to announce that we have received a ‘Green’ distinction, the highest level awarded by non-profit organisation My Green Lab Certification.

30 September, 2022 Read More

cSTAR concept unveiled in Nature

Researchers at Systems Biology Ireland (SBI) have developed a new method called cell state transition assessment and regulation (cSTAR), which can distinguish healthy and diseased cell states using molecular data and identify the key molecules that characterize the different states.

14 September, 2022 Read More

SBI Team enjoys busy summer

While the UCD campus may have gone quiet over the summer months, SBI has remained a hub of activity. Take a look to see what we've been up to in June and July this year.

18 August, 2022 Read More

SBI researchers awarded SFI Frontiers for the Future funding

SBI Investigators Jonathan Bond and Colm Ryan were recently both recipients of Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Frontiers for the Future funding awards.

07 June, 2022 Read More

International Women's Day focus on women's health with Prof. Donal Brennan

In honour of International Women's Day, we have asked SBI Investigator Prof. Donal Brennan to share some of his expertise in the field of women's health, with a particular focus on gynaecological health.

08 March, 2022 Read More

Upcoming QBI/SBI Virtual Seminar Features Dr. Trever Bivona, UCSF

The next QBI/SBI virtual seminar on molecular networks of cancer and other diseases will be March 2, 2022, 5 pm Irish Standard Time and will feature Dr. Trever Bivona, Professor of Medicine, joint with Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, at the University of California, San Francisco.

23 February, 2022 Read More

SBI researchers embark on ground breaking clinical trial

In what is being hailed as a “milestone achievement,” a mathematical modelling system developed by Systems Biology Ireland (SBI) at University College Dublin will be used as a basis for treating pancreatic cancer patients in a Phase II clinical trial in the United States.

07 January, 2022 Read More

The EU invests in a promising new COVID-19 therapy

The COVend research project aims to deliver a new therapy against COVID-19 that prevents the severe stages of the disease. SBI's Prof. Günther Eissner is part of this exciting new initiative.

16 November, 2021 Read More

QBI/SBI collaboration continues with virtual seminar series

Last month, QBI-UCSF and SBI launched a new virtual seminar series, featuring Dr. Danielle Swaney (QBI) as the first speaker. The next seminar will be November 9, 2021, 6 pm Irish Standard Time with SBI’s Dr. Dirk Fey as speaker.

01 November, 2021 Read More

SBI's POI program announces a new research project studying childhood blood cancers

Precision Oncology Ireland announces a new project using precision oncology to tackle a deadly disease affecting children. Led by Prof. Jonathan Bond, the project aims to to utilize high-throughput approaches to understand molecular vulnerabilities in High-Risk Childhood Blood Cancers.

19 October, 2021 Read More

SBI brings awareness to childhood cancer

September was Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and SBI used the opportunity to highlight the centre’s research in the childhood cancer sphere and also bring attention to patient and charity organisations that support families throughout the cancer journey.

08 October, 2021 Read More

Marie Sklodowska-Curie COFUND Programme ‘DevelopMed’ Call 2 Now Open

Call 2 of the ‘Developing the Next Generation of Research Leaders in Precision Oncology’ (DevelopMed) Marie Sklodowska-Curie COFUND Programme is now officially open and runs until the 30th of November 2021.

28 September, 2021 Read More

SBI Announces New Scientific Advisory Board

Systems Biology Ireland announced nine new Scientific Advisory Board members this week. The board, which has a 6-year term, has been an integral part of SBI since its inception in 2009.

28 July, 2021 Read More

SBI Researchers combat cancer drug resistance with novel signaling analysis

Drug resistance in cancer therapy is one of the grand challenges facing doctors and scientists in modern medicine. According to a study published today in Cell Reports, researchers at Systems Biology Ireland (SBI) have been working to predict and combat these resistances... [more]

25 May, 2021 Read More

Bond Group Aims to ‘Close the Gap’ on Childhood Leukaemia in Tanzania

Thanks to a funding award of more than €90,390 from The Little Princess Trust in partnership with CCLG, Prof. Jonathan Bond and Dr. Peter McCarthy are helping treat children with leukaemia in Tanzania in a collaboration with the international NGO, WeAreTLM. Read more about the project here.

16 April, 2021 Read More

Melinda Halasz recognised with UCD Teaching & Learning Award

SBI Group Leader Melinda Halasz received the prestigious UCD Teaching & Learning Award this week in an online ceremony, one of only 13 out of more than 3000 nominations.

26 March, 2021 Read More

SBI/Conway Transition Year project awarded SFI Discover Programme funding

The SFI Discover Programme has funded an exciting new Transition Year placement week run by Systems Biology Ireland and the Conway Institute. The joint SBI-Conway project is called "Ensuring equity of access to a STEM placement programme" and will begin in April 2021.

24 March, 2021 Read More

CMAP, The Complete Mass Spectrometry Resource

Just a year and half after receiving €2.68 million in Science Foundation Ireland infrastructure funding, SBI’s Comprehensive Molecular Analysis Platform (CMAP) at UCD is fully operational and has recently launched a new webpage.

03 March, 2021 Read More

DevelopMed Call 1 Now Open!

Call 1 of the ‘Developing the Next Generation of Research Leaders in Precision Oncology’ (DevelopMed) Marie Sklodowska-Curie COFUND Programme is now officially open and runs until the 31st of March 2021.

02 February, 2021 Read More

€1.32 million in EU funding to support training the next generation of research leaders in precision oncology

Today marks the official launch of a new Marie Sklodowska-Curie (MSCA) COFUND programme, ‘Developing the Next Generation of Research Leaders in Precision Oncology’ (DevelopMed).

09 December, 2020 Read More

QBI/SBI Symposium on Molecular Networks of Cancer and Other Diseases – the Virtual Edition

On October 29 – 30, SBI will be co-hosting an online symposium with the Quantitative Biosciences Institute (QBI) at University of California San Francisco. The event features 19 speakers from across UCD and UCSF and is free of charge.

16 October, 2020 Read More

Childhood cancer researcher Luke Jones explores more effective treatments for a form of paediatric blood cancer

Postdoc Luke Jones is an Irish Cancer Society funded researcher who is due to begin work on a project which will look at more effective treatments for a form of paediatric blood cancer.

02 October, 2020 Read More

SBI-led MSc in AI for Medicine and Medical Research Open for Enrollment

Enrollment is now open for an exciting new Masters programme at UCD, developed by Walter Kolch, Dirk Fey and Eadaoin McKiernan of Systems Biology Ireland (SBI). The one-of-a-kind MSc in Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and Medical Research will start in Autumn 2020.

24 June, 2020 Read More

Clarify Project, Big Data and AI to improve care for cancer survivors

The EU-funded CLARIFY project will identify the risk factors that impact cancer patient´s quality of life after oncological treatment by using Big Data and AI. Data from more than 15,000 survivors from breast, lung and lymphoma cancer (the most prevalent types) will be analyzed for this purpose.

19 June, 2020 Read More

SBI international collaboration culminates in Nature Communications paper, published today

An international collaboration between SBI and the South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute has led to the publication of a new paper on RAS mutation today in the prestigious Nature Communications.

24 January, 2020 Read More

Minister Humphreys, Patient Panel Make POI Launch Special Occasion

More than 90 scientists, cancer patients, academic, charity and industry representatives gathered on Tuesday, November 26, to launch the new Precision Oncology Ireland research programme at University College Dublin.

29 November, 2019 Read More

€11.9 million SFI research collaboration targets precision oncology

Irish Charity, Industry and University sector combine forces to improve cancer patient outcomes

26 November, 2019 Read More

3TR: SBI joins 69 European partners in largest-ever Innovative Medicine Initiative 2 (IMI2) immunology project

This large-scale public-private research initiative will provide new insights into the mechanisms of response and non-response to treatment within and across seven different immune-mediated diseases through integrated, cross-disease analysis of the most state-of-the-art profiling technologies.

29 October, 2019 Read More

UCD's CMAP One of Six Awarded Infrastructure Funding

Director of Systems Biology Ireland Walter Kolch has been awarded €2.68m through the SFI Research Infrastructure Programme for his comprehensive molecular analysis platform (CMAP) project.

23 October, 2019 Read More

Bond Group Success at HAI

It was a highly successful weekend for Professor Jonathan Bond’s group at the Annual Meeting of the Haematology Association of Ireland in Galway. Prof. Bond gave an invited lecture and two Bond group members received prestigious awards.

16 October, 2019 Read More

University College Dublin and University of California Sign Agreement to Strengthen Research and Training Links

UCD has today announced the signing of a 5-year International Unit Affiliation Agreement (IUAA) with the University of California, San Francisco to develop closer educational, research, innovation and cultural links between between both institutions.

24 September, 2019 Read More

David Gomez Matallanas Named Assistant Professor, Awarded Ad Astra Fellowship

Now celebrating his tenth year at SBI, Group Leader David Gomez Matallanas has just been named an assistant professor and Ad Astra fellow at UCD. He reflects on the last decade as he looks forward to the future in the following Q&A.

04 September, 2019 Read More

Fellowship and Funding: Dirk Fey

SBI Group Leader Dr. Dirk Fey was recently named an Ad Astra fellow and was also separately awarded funding from the European Commission Horizon 2020 Initiative. He discusses both in the following Q & A.

19 August, 2019 Read More

PhD Student Bokharaie Wins Prestigious Award

PhD student Honey Bokharaie of the Rauch Group has been awarded a prestigious fellowship, placing 8th overall out of 2,000 applicants.

12 July, 2019 Read More

SBI Welcomes Summer Interns

Four international interns have joined the Systems Biology Ireland team this summer.

26 June, 2019 Read More

SBI Celebrates 10 Years

On 23 May, 2019, SBI students, staff and alumni celebrated the centre's 10th Anniversary.

24 May, 2019 Read More

SBI Professors Bond and Smith in National News

SBI Professors Jonathan Bond and Owen Smith have been featured a number of times in the Irish national press recently.

30 April, 2019 Read More

SBI Launches New Website

On April 1, 2019, the new Systems Biology Website officially went live. The project was over a year in the making and integrated ideas and collaborations from all corners of SBI.

01 April, 2019 Read More

New data integration method deciphers RAS oncoprotein functions

SBI Researchers have developed a new method for integrating and analysing different types of molecular cancer data in order to disrupt the signaling systems of cancer-causing RAS proteins, according to a study published this week in Cell Reports.

13 March, 2019 Read More

SBI Year-End Highlights

It has been a stand-out year at Systems Biology Ireland! But before jumping into 2019, we would be remiss not to highlight just a few of our most significant achievements of the past 12 months.

20 December, 2018 Read More

DevelopMed MSCA COFUND Call 3 Now Open!

Call 3 of System Biology Ireland's DevelopMed MSCA COFUND Programme is open for applications. The closing date is 25 June 2023.

01 May, 2023 Read More