July 28, 2010

Molecular Medicine Ireland wins Euro4.3m funding in PRTLI

The Molecular Medicine Ireland Clinical & Translational Research Scholars Programme has been funded under Cycle 5 of the Government's Programme for Research in Third-Level Institutions (PRTLI) announced today (16 July 2010). An Taoiseach Brian Cowen T.D. and the Minister for Enterprise Trade and Innovation Batt O'Keeffe T.D. made the announcement of Euro358m funding in total. The Government is committing Euro259 million in capital funding and Euro99 million in recurrent funding to successful projects the single largest research and innovation investment in the history of the State.
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July 26, 2010

Graduate Qualification in Clinical & Translational Research

July 1, 2010

Trinity College Dublin Research Group investigating genes involved in coeliac disease

Dr Ross McManus an organiser and member of the faculty on the MMI Course ‘Human Disease Genomics: SNPs GWAS and Next-Gen Sequencing’ is featured in an […]
July 1, 2010

Highly successful MMI Course on Human Disease Genomics

The MMI course 'Human Disease Genomics: SNPs GWAS and Next-Gen Sequencing'?took place in the Institute of Molecular Medicine Trinity Centre for Health Sciences St James's Hospital on 22-23 June 2010

This course running over two days aimed to introduce researchers to key strategic considerations in designing and performing gene-mapping studies.

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June 30, 2010

MMI agrees position paper calling for Ireland’s continued participation in EU biobanking and clinical research infrastructures

June 30, 2010

MMI strengthens national network to support industry-sponsored trials

Speaking recently at the launch of the Clinical Research Roadmap Dr Damian O' Connell Chair of Molecular Medicine Ireland announced that the MMI partners would work together to increase the number multi-centre clinical studies in Ireland and in particular to improve the experience of industry in conducting clinical trials in Ireland. He said that MMI was taking this initiative in the context of the Renewed Programme for Government which commits the government parties to making Ireland a leading country for the timing access and relevance of clinical trials'.
June 30, 2010

SFI/MMI Technology Platform Workshop 3 June 2010

June 30, 2010

DCCR contract finalised

June 30, 2010

Predictive Biomarkers in Breast Cancer Discovered by Research Team including MMI Clinician Scientist Fellow

Predictive Biomarkers in Breast Cancer Discovered by Research Team including MMI Clinician Scientist FellowA team led by Dr Leonie Young of RCSI including MMI Clinician Scientist Fellow Dr Damian McCartan and researchers based in UCD has published important research with applications in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. About 70% of breast cancers are oestrogen receptor positive ? the cancer cells contain oestrogen hormone receptors and the hormone stimulates the cancer cells to multiply. Standard therapy incorporates treatments to reduce the level of oestrogen or block its action on cells. However in some cases (25-30%) the cancer re-grows. The team have discovered two predictive biomarkers one in tissue and the other in blood serum that can give advance warning if a patient is likely to have a poor response to standard therapies. This enables the clinician to select an alternative more aggressive therapy at an earlier stage. The College recently launched the research findings and is hoping to develop a test with a commercial partner.The research was supported by Science Foundation Ireland and Breast Cancer Ireland. Dr Damian McCartan holds an MMI Clinician Scientist Fellowship. The MMI Clinician Scientist Fellowship Programme is funded through PRTLI Cycle 4 administered by the Higher Education Authority.LinksIrish Times article: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2010/0525/1224271087415.htmlResearch publication:McIlroy M McCartan D Early S Gaora PO Pennington S Hill AD Young LS. (2010). Interaction of Developmental Transcription Factor HOXc11 with Steroid Receptor Coactivator SRC-1 Mediates Resistance to Endocrine Therapy in Breast Cancer. Cancer Res. 70 1585-1594. http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/70/4/1585MMI Clinician Scientist Fellowship Programme: https://www.crdi.ie/csfp
June 30, 2010

TCD & UCD Researchers Discover New Autism Genes as Part of Major International Research Project

New autism genes have been discovered by researchers at Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin as part of a Global Autism Genome Project involving 50 […]