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A recent review by Brian McStay in Genes and Development entitled “Nucleolar organizer regions: genomic ‘dark matter’ requiring illumination” managed to get on the journal cover. (click image to enlarge)

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Well done to former postdoc Yanfang Ye and current research assistant Lucy Kirkham-McCarthy for their recent paper. Ye, Y., Kirkham-McCarthy, L and Lahue, R.S. DNA Repair 43 1-8 (2016). The Saccharomyces cerevisiae Mre11-Rad50-Xrs2 complex promotes trinucleotide repeat expansions independently of

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well done to Kevin et al. in the Santocanale group for their recent publication: Wu KZ, Wang GN, Fitzgerald J, Quachthithu H, Rainey MD, Cattaneo A, Bachi A, Santocanale C. DDK dependent regulation of TOP2A at centromeres revealed by achemical

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Congratulations to Owen Daly and the Morrison lab, whose recent paper on their analysis of CEP164 knockouts was published in the Journal of Cell Science (‘Gene-targeted CEP164-deficient cells show a ciliation defect with intact DNA repair capacity.’)

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EMBO workshop to be held in Galway

Kevin Sullivan is one of the coorganisers of an EMBO workshop: Chromosome segregation and aneuploidy. This event will be held at NUI Galway from 25th-29th June. See website for more details.

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The latest batch of CCB & ARC PhD graduates

Congratulations to the Biochemistry PhD students; Edel & Kevin (Corrado’s lab), Ann-Marie & Lisa (Ciaran’s Lab), Jennifer (Adrienne’s Lab, ARC), Martin (Andrew’s Lab) and Louise (Noel’s Lab), pictured below at their recent Graduation ceremony (missing from the picture is Tricia

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CCB welcomes 12th member

All the members of the CCB would like to extend their welcome to Prof Uri Frank, who has recently joined the Centre. Uri’s lab’s main interest is Development, with a focus on how the chromatin environment helps govern the underlying

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Well Done to Edel McGarry and the Santocanale lab for their Cancer Research publication “The deubiquitinase USP9X maintains DNA replication fork stability and DNA damage checkpoint responses by regulating CLASPIN during S-phase“

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Congratulations to Aisling O’Connor and the Santocanale lab for their publication in Biology Open- “Requirement for PLK1 kinase activity in the maintenance of a robust spindle assembly checkpoint“. This work was highlighted on the cover.  

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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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