Category: Research

President’s Awards for Support Services Excellence for Gerardine Moloney

Congratulations to Gerardine Moloney on her recent accolade President’s Award for Support Services Excellence. This is richly deserved recognition of Ger’s contribution to the past and ongoing development of the NCBES. Specifically, the selection committee for this award noted two major points: •Gerardine was central to supporting the coordination of research groups and...

Irish patients first to trial new blood cancer drug

Patients in Ireland suffering from a form of blood cancer are the first anywhere in the world to trial a new drug that it is hoped will become an effective treatment. The medicine, Daratumumab (DARA), is a new treatment for multiple myeloma - an uncommon form of cancer which 250 people are diagnosed with in Ireland each year and which claims 170 lives. Six patients recruited by Blood Cancer...

EIGHT NUI GALWAY RESEARCH PROJECTS SELECTED FOR COMMERCIALISATION SUPPORT

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, has announced funding to facilitate the commercialisation of research from NUI Galway. Eight projects have been funded through the SFI Technology Innovation Development Award (TIDA) programme, which is run in collaboration with Enterprise Ireland and supports researchers undertaking applied research projects that demonstrat...

NUI Galway Awarded Newly Launched Grant for Research into Huntington’s Disease

Professor Robert Lahue of the Centre for Chromosome Biology and the Galway Neuroscience Centre at NUI Galway, has received a newly launched research grant to provide new science findings that will underpin his research on identifying potential treatments for Huntington’s disease....

Cell Communication Discovery Opens up new Possibilities for Cancer Research

24 February 2017 – New findings on how communication is coordinated between the inside and outside of a cell is set to open up new avenues for further research into treatments for cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes.  PERK, an enzyme known to detect protein folding errors in the cell has now also been revealed to coordinate the communication between the insi...

Neuroscience Ireland Conference 2017

The Galway Neuroscience Centre (GNC) are delighted to announce that they will be hosting the 10th Neuroscience Ireland Conference in August 2017. The conference will be held on Monday 28th August and Tuesday 29th August 2017....

2017 MSc Biotechnology Programme at NUI Galway achieves Programme of the Year Award in the Science category from GradIreland.

Congratulations to the MSc Biotechnology team: Drs Aoife Boyd, Mary Ní Fhlathartaigh and Aileen Gill to all the teaching staff of the programme. The NUI Galway MSc Biotechnology programme is the longest running course of its kind in Ireland and it continues to be the most up-to-date programme in the country. This programme was awarded the 2017 Postgraduate Course of the year award -Science cat...

Power of Penicillin: Scientists in Galway have discovered that penicillin can be used to make other antibiotics more effective at fighting MRSA.

New research shows that the virulence of MRSA can be weakened using old-fashioned penicillin, allowing the immune system a better chance to eradicate the infection. The new research is published today by a team from the NUI Galway and the University of Liverpool in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. 20% of patients infected with MRSA are dying from systemic infect...

Lasker Award Winner visits NUI Galway

The Apoptosis Research Centre at NUI Galway hosted a highly successful visit from eminent cell biology researcher, Professor Kazutoshi Mori on 1st and 2nd November 2016. Professor Mori of Kyoto University shares the 2014 Lasker Basic Medical Research Award with Peter Walter of the University of California, San Francisco. Walter and Mori were honoured for their work identifying core components of...

Nobel Prize-winning research lays foundations for cancer research at Apoptosis Research Centre, NUI Galway

This week, the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was announced and, much to the delight of cancer researchers working in the same field at the Apoptosis Research Centre in NUI Galway, it was awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy. Autophagy is a mechanism that our cells have for breaking down and recycling parts of the cell and Profess...