Mr Michael Coleman

Research Scholar

Research Institution: 
University College Cork
Research Location: 
Biosciences Institute, University College Cork
Hometown: 
Belgooly
Home county: 
Co Cork
Main Research Focus: 
Biology
Bio: 

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. One of the major problems with cancer treatment is controlling and preventing the invasion of cancer into other tissues.

The research team in UCC that Michael is working with has identified a biological marker that might flag the potential for breast cancer cells to become invasive. Michael’s research aims to test how good this marker is at predicting invasiveness in breast cancer.