Prof Stephen Pennington
Professor of Proteomics, University College Dublin
Steve graduated from Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London with a joint honours degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry before completing a PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge. During his PhD he was awarded an Elmore Medical Research Fellowship and it was during this fellowship that his interests in the regulation of the mammalian cell cycle began. He was Wellcome Lecturer in the University of Liverpool before moving to Dublin where he is currently Professor of Proteomics in UCD. His research team use a range of proteomics platforms to identify pathogenic mechanisms and biomarkers in oncology and inflammatory disease. Stephen has been awarded a Beit Memorial Fellowship and received a Sir Henry Wellcome Commemorative Award for Innovative Research. He serves on the editorial boards of several journals, and is currenty president of the British Society for Proteome Research, a general council member of the European Proteomics Association and president elect of the Human Proteome Organisation (www.hupo.org). He is actively engaged in the development of protein biomarkers to support better outcomes for men with prostate cancer.