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A bumper crop of PhD students

Recent weeks have seen a number of successful PhD defences from CCB students. Congratulations to Owen Daly, Lisa Mullee and Anne-Marie Flanagan (Morrison lab), Louise Frizzell (Lowndes lab), Kevin Wu (Santocanale lab) and Martin Browne (Flaus Lab)

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Bob Lahue Attends 2015 Nobel Prize Ceremony in Honour of Winning Supervisor

Bob helped honour his previous supervisor, Professor Paul Modrich, for winning the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2015. Bob trained as a postdoctoral fellow in Professor Modrich’s lab in Duke University. The Nobel Committee recognised Professor Modrich’s work on mismatch repair. see

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CCB students scoop prizes at the Young Life Scientist symposium

Well done to Edel McGarry and Martin Browne; winners of the Young Life Scientist symposium talk and poster prizes respectively.

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Biochemical Society Conference- Irish area section organised by CCB members

Well done to Andrew Flaus and Janna Luessing for organising and running the successful and interesting Biochemical Society Conference in early December: 2015 Protein Interactions in Biology – Biochemical Society Irish Area Section annual meeting and the Young Life Scientists

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It’s a small world!

The CCB can claim links to all three winners of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. PI Bob Lahue was a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of laureate Paul Modrich at Duke University. One of the Lahue-Modrich publications was cited

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from collaborative work between the Lowndes and Hiom labs: BRCA1 is required for maintenance of phosph-Chk1 and G2/M arrest during DNA crosslink repair in DT40 cells. (2015) Draga M, Madgett EB, Vandenberg CJ, du Plessis D, Kaufmann A, Werler P,

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Research excellence!

Congratulations to Elaine Dunleavy who was awarded the President’s Award for Research Excellence, Early Stage Researcher 2015 http://www.nuigalway.ie/about-us/news-and-events/news-archive/2015/july2015/presidents-awards-for-research-excellence-and-ryan-award-for-innovation-2015-announced-by-nui-galway.html

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Centrosomes and the DNA damage response A new paper from the Morrison lab highlights the involvement of the pericentriolar material in cells’ DNA damage responses.  Well done to the joint first authors on this paper, Alicja and Lisa! ‘Opposing effects

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Collaborative paper on centrosome cohesion  A recent paper involving the Morrison lab described the roles of the Nek5 kinase in centrosome dynamics.  Congratulations to Suzy as joint first and corresponding author! ‘Nek5 promotes centrosome integrity in interphase and loss of

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There and back again- Top PI Corrado on academia vs industry

Click here to read a recent interview in Research Professional where Corrado talks about his journey from academia to industry and back.

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