Author Archives: Helena Bonner

RCSI/CSM receives 5 M to develop the next generation imageable PDX models of Colorectal Cancer

August 2017: Prof Annette Byrne  received news that the EurOPDX (europdx.edu) led H2020 Infrastructures project ‘EDIREX’ was also funded by the EC (c. €5million).  Prof Byrne is a member of the EurOPDX  consortium and within EDIREX Prof Byrne’s team will … Continue reading

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RCSI/CSM gets awarded €6million for the European Commission (EC) funded H2020 Health industry/academia project ‘COLOSSUS’

Prof Annette Byrne (co-ordinator) and colleagues were awarded c. €6million for the European Commission (EC) funded  H2020 Health  industry/academia project ‘COLOSSUS’ focused on the development of new biomarkers and  therapies for difficult to treat metastatic colorectal cancer. COLOSSUS was ranked … Continue reading

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RCSI to train new generation of researchers as part of another international study to tackle most common brain diseases

More great news for the Department   Thursday, 9th November 2017:  RCSI  is leading an international team of scientists on a major research study that aims to train the next generation of specialists in purinergic signalling during brain diseases. The project … Continue reading

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Brain Tumor Ireland Biobank Progress Meeting was held at RCSI on Wednesday 26th Oct 2017

It was lovely to have the Holton Family attend the BTI progress meeting at RCSI and see some of the research and bio banking progress. see pic below for the staff and the Holton family at RCSI The Holton Family were instrumental in raising … Continue reading

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RCSI wins prestigious tripartite €5.1 million award as part of Global Project to Tackle Colorectal Cancer

Monday, 23rd October 2017: RCSI/CSM has been successful in a €5.1m tripartite grant award to tackle colorectal cancer. The prestigious US-Ireland partnership award provides a unique opportunity to bring together leading researchers from GE Healthcare in the US, RCSI and … Continue reading

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Congrats to Dr. Marc Sturrock on his success in obtaining a grant from the Royal Irish Academy

  Dr. Marc Sturrock receives funding for an exchange programme where  he would be joined by Prof Mark Isalan and his post doc from the imperial college London to work on a project that focuses novel resistance mechanisms in bacteria … Continue reading

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RCSI/CSM to lead major international study to improve treatment outcomes for brain cancer patients

Friday, 29th September 2017: RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) is leading an international team of scientists on a major research study that aims to train the next generation of brain cancer researchers. The project (“GLIOTRAIN”) has received funding … Continue reading

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Applications open for TY Mini-Science 5th-7th of Feb 2018

The closing date is Friday 20th of Oct 2017 see below for the link: TY 2018 programme Application form  

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European Training Network 15 New PhD Student Positions -Application closing date: Friday 10th Nov 2017

Applications are invited from candidates of excellence wishing to pursue a PhD degree in the field of cancer precision medicine. Students will receive training within a pan-European academic/private sector research training network, specifically focused on brain tumour research. Please see … Continue reading

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Great news for our department and centre: SFI announced it will fund a new Research Centre based at RCSI called FutureNeuro

On May 2nd  2017  The SFI Centres are SFI’s flagship programme for funding research in key fields with significant societal and economic impact and feature major investment from industry partners. FutureNeuro will focus on the next generation of diagnostics and … Continue reading

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