Congratulations to Dr. Manuela Salvucci


We are delighted to announce that submission of ”Translational application of a mathematical model of apoptotic caspase activation provides a prognostic biomarker in stage III colorectal cancer” has been selected as one of the two EACR Prize Winners and has been awarded the EACR Junior Award. This prize is €500 and free registration to attend the Anual EACR meeting this year on Thursday 25 and Friday 26 February in the Kingsley Hotel,Cork.

Congrats to Dr. Zaitun Zakaria

Congratulations to Dr.Zaitun Zakaria who was selected to give an oral presentenation at the Clinical Neuroscience Conference on the 13th of November 2015 at the RDS in Dublin. Her presentation was entitled ”Patient-derived glioblastoma cells show significant heterogeneity in treatment responses to the inhibitor-of-apoptosis-protein (IAP) antagonist Birinapant” Zakaria Z, O’Brien DF, Byrne AT, Prehn JHM.
Dr. Zakaria also presented at the 2nd Annual Neurological Surgery Symposium, RCSI, Ireland (Oral presentation, 17th July 2015) where she presented the
”Combination effect of Temozolomide and Birinapant in in vitro and in vivo intracranial GBM model” Z Zakaria, Murray D, O’Brien DF, Prehn JHM.

Dr. Zakaria also was sucessful at publishing her results in the British Journal of Cancer the paper is entitled ‘Patient-derived glioblastoma cells show significant heterogeneity in treatment responses to the inhibitor-of-apoptosisprotein antagonist birinapant’
Z Zakaria1,2, A Tivnan1, L Flanagan1, DWMurray1, M Salvucci1, B W Stringer3, B W Day3, A W Boyd3, D Ko¨gel 4, M Rehm 1, D F O’Brien2, A T Byrne1 and J H M Prehn*,1.

British Journal of Cancer (2015), 1–11 | doi: 10.1038/bjc.2015.420