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I am a postdoctoral research scientist with a keen interest in understanding cell signalling mechanisms in cancer. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Dublin City University and undertook my PhD in RCSI. My project involved studying pro-survival cell mechanisms of VEGF in cancer.
Since completing my MSc in applied social research, I have gained considerable experience in both quantitative and qualitative aspects of research, working initially as a researcher with the Dementia Centre, St.
Michael Coleman from Co. Cork has been awarded a Research Scholarship to complete a PhD in breast cancer research in UCC. More than 2,600 people are diagnosed with breast cancer in Ireland every year Michael’s research is focused on understanding breast cancer invasion.
Dr. Frances Drummond has been working in cancer research since 2005. She has a special interest in men’s cancer, in particular prostate cancer.
Prof. Gallagher originally graduated from the Department of Biochemistry, UCD in 1993 with a 1st Class Joint Honours degree in Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry. Subsequently, he obtained a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the Cancer Research UK Beatson Laboratories in Glasgow.
I am an assistant professor in the Discipline of Radiation Therapy in Trinity College Dublin and the lead investigator in Radiation and Urologic oncology within the Prostate Molecular Oncology research group at Trinity College Dublin.
I have a strong interest in genetics, having performed a life science degree in Trinity College Dublin specialising in genetics. I continued this interest by pursuing a PhD where I identified genetic regulators of eye development and gene expression.
The new School of Pharmacy at UCC was established in 2003. Caitriona O’Driscoll was appointed Professor of Pharmaceutics and the first Head of School. Professor O’Driscoll’s mission for the new School is to establish it as a world-class facility with expertise in teaching and research.
My research career began with the completion of a BSc Biochemistry at NUI Galway in 2001, after which I was awarded a scholarship to start a PhD programme in Tumor Immunology at University College Cork. I qualified with a PhD in Medicine in 2005 from UCC.
Dr Mark Tangney is a PrincipaI Investigator within the Cork Cancer Research Centre, a dedicated cancer research unit within University College Cork and the Mercy University Hospital, where he heads a research team investigating various anticancer gene therapies.
For over six years, Dr Amanda Tivnan’s career has been focused on researching novel gene therapies in neuroscience and oncology, as well as development of advanced delivery systems for in vivo cancer models.