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CCB student wins national speaking award

Congratulations to CCB PhD student Eoin Murphy who was co-winner of the HEA’s “Making an Impact” student research competition.  Eoin was one of five national finalists.  His winning talk, “Catching a runaway train: the battle against Huntington’s disease,” was presented

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Seed Award in Science

Good news for the Morrison lab who recently received a Seed Award in Science under the SFI-HRB-Wellcome Trust Biomedical Research Partnership to explore links between primary cilia and cellular senescence.

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Keynote talk on cilia

Ciaran Morrison was recently one of the keynote speakers at the 10th French GDR meeting on ‘Cilia, Flagella and Centrosomes’, from the 10-12 October 2017, at the Ho?tel Se?minaire Le Saint-Paul in Nice.  He presented a talk on ‘Linking primary

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Publication alert – Frank Lab

Congratulations to the Frank lab on their recent publications: Gahan JM, Schnitzler CE, DuBuc TQ, Doonan LB, Kanska J, Gornik SG, Barreira S, Thompson K, Schiffer P, Baxevanis AD, Frank U (2017). Functional studies on the role of Notch signaling

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SFI award for Prof Santocanale

Professor Corrado Santocanale from the School of Natural Sciences at NUI Galway has been been awarded funding under the Science Foundation Ireland Investigators Programme to uncover ‘The fundamental roles of the CDC7 kinase and of its regulatory subunits through genome

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Lahue lab scores two publications

Bob Lahue’s lab produced two recent publications.  The first, led by CCB student Norma Keogh, appeared in Nucleic Acids Research; “MutS-beta abundance and Msh3 ATP hydrolysis activity are important drivers of CTG•CAG repeat expansions”. More here. The second publication was

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Noel Lowndes elected to the Royal Irish Academy

Congratulations to Noel on his recent election to the Royal Irish Academy. The Royal Irish Academy was founded in 1785 for the advancement of learning and scholarship in Ireland. The Academy champions Irish academic research and one of its principal

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Flaus research selected for commercialisation support

Well done to Andrew Flaus whose research project on Optimised chromatin substrates for epigenetic drug screening was selected for a TIDA award from SFI.  

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Publication alert

Congratulations to Irene whose work in Rod’s and Noel’s labs has recently been published in Frontiers in Immunology: “Differential Response of Mouse Thymic Epithelial Cell Types to Ionizing Radiation-Induced DNA Damage“.

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BBSRC-SFI award to Lahue Lab

Congratulations are due to Bob Lahue on his recently awarded BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council UK) – Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) joint research grant. This award comes with funding of almost €700,000 between NUI Galway and the University

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