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Centrosomes and the DNA damage response A new paper from the Morrison lab highlights the involvement of the pericentriolar material in cells’ DNA damage responses.  Well done to the joint first authors on this paper, Alicja and Lisa! ‘Opposing effects

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Collaborative paper on centrosome cohesion  A recent paper involving the Morrison lab described the roles of the Nek5 kinase in centrosome dynamics.  Congratulations to Suzy as joint first and corresponding author! ‘Nek5 promotes centrosome integrity in interphase and loss of

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There and back again- Top PI Corrado on academia vs industry

Click here to read a recent interview in Research Professional where Corrado talks about his journey from academia to industry and back.

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Congratulations to Mayo and Brian whose G&D paper came out this week. “A localized nucleolar DNA damage response facilitates recruitment of the homology-directed repair machinery independent of cell cycle stage” http://genesdev.cshlp.org/content/early/2015/05/26/gad.260703.115.full.pdf+html  

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Interesting viewing…

Elaine Dunleavy has contributed to an RTE Radio 1 programme ‘Bright Sparks’ which started 25th May- and runs over 8 weeks: http://www.rte.ie/radio1/bright-sparks/

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3 Wellcome Trust Biomedical Vacation Scholarships

Well done to Bob, Brian and Elaine who each picked up a Wellcome Trust Biomedical Vacation Scholarship for a student for the summer: http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Biomedical-science/Funding-schemes/PhD-funding-and-undergraduate-opportunities/WTD004448.htm

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IFOM-NUI Galway Symposium on cancer and genome instability

Last month saw researchers from the CCB visit colleagues in IFOM Milan for a symposium about Cancer and genome instability. Some interviews available below: Noel Lowndes talks at that the IFOM-NUI Galway Symposium about cancer and genome instability. Corrado Santocanale

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Award for the Santocanale group at IACR meeting

Edel Mc Garry gave a 15 minute oral presentation at the Irish Association for Cancer Research meeting held in Limerick on 26th/27th February. The talk focused on the mechanisms and proteins controlling genome replication. She won the award for best

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Collaborative study on BRCA1 published

A collaboration between the Morrison lab and Laura Itzhaki’s group from the University of Cambridge was recently published.  Led by first author Dr. David Gaboriau, this paper uncovered functional changes caused by mutations in the key breast and ovarian cancer

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CCB researchers provide new insight into primary cilium formation

Just published in the Journal of Cell Biology is a paper from Dr. Suzanna Prosser and Ciaran Morrison on how cells regulate the formation of primary cilia, antenna-like sensory structures that extend from the cell surface to respond to various

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