MMI CTRSP Scholars Write About Their Research

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MMI CTRSP Scholars Write About Their Research

The MMI Clinical & Translational Research Scholars Programme began in 2011 funded through PRTLI Cycle 5. The CTRSP is a unique cross-institutional programme that develops graduates with knowledge and skills to pursue disease-focused research and bridge gaps between basic scientists clinical scientists and industry. Twenty science graduates were recruited to the CTRSP in October 2011 with five students undertaking PhD projects in each of the academic partners; NUI Galway TCD UCC and UCD. A second cohort of five students joined the programme in 2012.

The CTRSP is a 4-year structured PhD programme with students completing a year of courses and research placements (in academic labs clinical research facilities and industry) before they begin their PhD projects selected from over 90 Principal Investigators affiliated to the programme.

Students in the first CTRSP cohort are now into the second year of their PhD projects; four have accepted the invitation to provide updates on their research written to be understood by a non-experts in their fields. We hope you find them interesting. Please see here 

Rachel Bermingham (TCD)
Clinical relevance of innate type 2 cells

Jennifer Hillis (NUI Galway)
NGF pro-survival signaling in breast cancer

Karen Hanrahan (UCD)
Understanding the Role of Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition in Docetaxel-Resistant Prostate Cancer

Wesley van Oeffelen (UCC)
The Stressful Relationship between Mood and Food

For more information on the MMI CTSRP please see

The MMI Clinical & Translational Research Scholars Programme is funded under the Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions (PRTLI) Cycle 5 and co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).