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both the DCU President's Award
for Innovation and a DCU Invent
Commercialisation Award for their
project which focuses on biochip array
assay for the detection of colorectal
cancer antibodies. The research team
received the award for an innovation
partnership with Randox Teoranta.
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Dr Alice O'Farrell (Physiology and
Medical Physics and Centre for Systems
Medicine) was awarded the 2015
Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland
(RAMI) Barcroft Medal at the Annual
Meeting of the Biomedical Sciences
Section, which was held at RCSI on
June 18. The Award was made for
Alice's presentation entitled "Cardiac
metabolic pathway remodelling in
response to sunitinib malate: potential
role for positron emission tomography
in the cardio-oncology setting".
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Professor Fergal O'Brien (Anatomy) was
announced as the incoming President
of the Royal Academy of Medicine in
Ireland Bioengineering Division.
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Professor Mary Cannon, Department
of Psychiatry and Beaumont Hospital,
appeared on the Thomson Reuters
Highly Cited Researchers website and
in the 2014 World's Most Influential
Scientific Minds report which has been
recently launched. Inclusion means the
person's research is listed in the top 1
per cent for the number of times their
work has been cited by other scientists.
Appointments
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Professor Fergal Malone, Professor and
Chairman of the RCSI Department of
Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and the
Rotunda Hospital, has been appointed
as the next Master and Chief Executive
Officer of the Rotunda, for a seven-year
term.
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Professor David Henshall (Physiology
and Medical Physics) has been
named as the incoming President of
Neuroscience Ireland. Dr Mary Clarke
(Psychology and Psychiatry) also joins
the Neuroscience Ireland board as its
new Vice President.
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Professor Brian Harvey has been
appointed as the President of the Life
Sciences Council of the French National
Research Agency, ANR.
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Professor Mary Leader, RCSI
Department of Pathology, has become
President Elect of the British Division
of the International Academy of
Pathology. Mary will be President from
November 2016 for two years.
RESEARCH
Professor Mary
Cannon appeared
on the Thomson
Reuters Highly
Cited Researchers
website and in the
2014 World's Most
Influential Scientific
Minds report.
Seán Quinlan, Mariana Alvez and Alba Jimenez pictured at RCSI Research Day 2015.
Dr Eva Jimenez Mateos and Dr Tobias Engel who
were recipients of Science Foundation Ireland's (SFI)
Starting Investigator Research Grant (SIRG).