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04 December 2013

MTCI Awards


Lifetime Achievement Award - Prof John Crown



A very big congratulations to Prof John Crown who was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland (RAMI). The citation was given by Prof Michael Moriarty. Picture below: (left to right) Prof Tom Walsh, RAMI Doctor Awards Editor, Dr Patrick O'Sullivan, President RAMI, Prof John Crown winner of RAMI Lifetime Achievement Award, Mr Michael Riordan, Pfizer, and Prof Michael Moriarty.



Congratulations to Dr Fiona O'Neill






Dr Fiona O'Neill, a post-doctoral researcher within MTCI, was presented with the 'Outstanding Graduate Researcher' medal last week at Dublin City University.  


A very big congratulations to Fiona for all of her hard work and achievements to date! Well done!



MTCI win the 'Collaborative Achievement' Award at the 2013 Irish Laboratory Awards



MTCI has received the Collaborative Achievement Award from Irish Laboratory Awards. This award recognises strong cross-collaboration between either partners working in academia or in industry, and across all disciplines in all areas of sciences. The success of MTCI over its grant period (2009-2014), has demonstrated exemplary collaboration between institutions and with pharma, not only in Ireland, but internationally as well. 

Again, a huge congratulations to all members of MTCI! 
The Irish Independent will be releasing a special feature in the coming week, so please keep an eye out.

For further information, and for a full list of winners, please visit the Irish Lab Awards website at http://www.labawards.ie.



MTCI Shortlisted for the Irish Laboratory Awards


MTCI has been shortlisted for the Collaboration Achievement Award at the upcoming Irish Laboratory Awards.

For further information please visit the Irish Lab Awards website by clicking here



Congratulations to Professor Joe Duffy



Professor Joe Duffy of University College Dublin and St Vincent's University Hospital is the recipient of the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland (RAMI). This award is made annually and seeks to recognise the efforts of individuals who have contributed significantly to clinical research in Ireland over the last 20 years.

Very well done Prof Duffy!



Congratulations to Young MTCI Investigators



MTCI had an excellent  turn out and level of involvement at the recent Irish Association for Cancer Research (IACR) Conference (February 27-March 1).

Well done to all, and especially the young MTCI investigators who managed to pick up a substantial number of awards. A special congratulations to the following:

  • Patricia McGowan (SVUH/UCD): EACR Young Scientist Talk
  • Paddy O'Leary (UCD): Oral Proffered Paper, Breast Cancer Symposium
  • Keith O'Brien (TCD): Oral Proffered Paper, IACR Annual Meeting 
  • Laoighse Mulrane (UCD): Oral Proffered Paper, IACR Annual Meeting
  • Susan Breslin (TCD): Poster Presentation 
  • Maeve Mullooly (SVUH/UCD): Poster Presentation 




Congratulations to Professor Joe Duffy



Professor Joe Duffy of University College Dublin and St Vincent's University Hospital is the recipient of the 2012 Abbott Award of the International Society of Oncology and BioMarkers (ISOBM). This award is made annually to investigators who have made an outstanding contribution in the field of basic or clinical oncology.

Professor Duffy will present his award winning lecture which will be entitled, "The War on Cancer: Are We Winning?" at the forthcoming meeting of the ISOBM to be held in Jerusalem in October of this year.  

For further information:  http://www.isobm-congress.org/scientific-information/awards.html 



Congratulations to Professor John Crown



Wednesday, 9th November 2011 marked the 21st anniversary of the DCU Access Programme, the first and largest programme of its kind in Ireland. The DCU Educational Trust hosted the Iolite Gala in celebration of the achievements of the Access Programme over the last two decades. Four awards were presented to recipients, representing the university's four strategic themes, which include: Translation, Transformation, Enterprise and Engagement. 

Professor John Crown was the recipient of the Translation Award at the DCU Educational Trust Iolite Gala, for his outstanding work in the area of cancer research and treatment. Professor Crown also holds the Thomas Baldwin Chair in Translational Cancer Research at DCU.



Congratulations to Professor William Watson & Professor Bryan Hennessy



Validating a panel of serum biomarkers to inform surgical intervention for Prostate Cancer Professor William Watson, Associate Professor of Cancer Biology, UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science, together with Professor John Fitzpatrick, Professor of Surgery, UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science and Mater Hospital presented a web-based test to identify the grade and stage of prostate cancer which should reduce unnecessary diagnostic procedures and improve overall treatment.


Inhibition of PARP in Women with Sporadic Ovarian Cancer. Dr Bryan Hennessy, Senior Lecturer, RCSI, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Beaumont Hospital and Adjunct Professor in the Division of Cancer Medicine at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, together with Dr Liam Grogan, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Beaumont Hospital received this award for the development of a novel diagnostic tool for predicting responsiveness of ovarian cancer patients to a new class of therapeutics. 

Further information:  www.sfi.ie/news-events



Congratulations to Dr Patricia McGowan



We are delighted to announce that Dr. Patricia McGowan, MTCI Post-doctoral Researcher, last has been awarded the 8th St Luke's Young Investigators Award for her presentation: ADAMs: new players in breast cancer progression. This award is sponsored by the Royal Academy in Ireland and St Luke's Hospital.

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