UCD TOPMed10, Marie Sklodowska-Curie COFUND Action, is a new International Training and Career Development Fellowship Programme at University College Dublin (UCD).
The Programme offers 10 prestigious Personalised Medicine Fellowships to experienced researchers.
All Fellowships are based in UCD with an optional secondment at a partner organisation in academia or industry.
As of September 2019, individual fellows have:
The fellows have received 12 competitive awards over the past three years. Dr. Caoileann Murphy received two prestigious awards in the nutrition field in 2018; The British Nutrition Foundation’s Drummond Early Career Scientist Award, and the INDI Research Dietician of the Year Award. Dr. Ariane Watson was the gold medal winner at the Conway Institute Festival in 2018. Dr. Husvinee Sundaramurthi has won several awards including numerous travel grants and seed funding.
The fellows have also been successful in securing their own funding, where Dr. Dina Danso-Abeam was awarded a Grant from the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (€40,000). Dr. Murphy also secured a Fellowship from the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN; ~€27,000) and a UCD Career Development Award (€9,000); these funds were used to incorporate additional measures in her TOPMed10 project, including MRI scans. A full list of awards is available in Appendix I.