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Noel Lowndes elected to the Royal Irish Academy

Congratulations to Noel on his recent election to the Royal Irish Academy. The Royal Irish Academy was founded in 1785 for the advancement of learning and scholarship in Ireland. The Academy champions Irish academic research and one of its principal

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Flaus research selected for commercialisation support

Well done to Andrew Flaus whose research project on Optimised chromatin substrates for epigenetic drug screening was selected for a TIDA award from SFI.  

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Congratulations to Irene whose work in Rod’s and Noel’s labs has recently been published in Frontiers in Immunology: “Differential Response of Mouse Thymic Epithelial Cell Types to Ionizing Radiation-Induced DNA Damage“.

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BBSRC-SFI award to Lahue Lab

Congratulations are due to Bob Lahue on his recently awarded BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council UK) – Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) joint research grant. This award comes with funding of almost €700,000 between NUI Galway and the University

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Congratulations to the Frank Lab for their imminent publication: Flici H, Schnitzler CE, Millane RC, Govinden G, Houlihan A, Boomkamp SD, Shen S, Baxevanis AD, Frank U (2017). An evolutionarily conserved SoxB-Hdac2 crosstalk regulates neurogenesis in a cnidarian. Cell Reports

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Congratulation to Anne-Marie Flanagan and other members of the Morrison lab for their recent publication in Molecular Biology of the Cell (Flanagan et al. (2017) Centriole splitting caused by loss of the centrosomal linker protein C-NAP1 reduces centriolar satellite density

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Press release – Lowndes’ Open Biology paper in RTE news

see here for press release in relation to A role for the p53 tumour suppressor in regulating the balance between homologous recombination and non-homologous end joining. Moureau S, Luessing J, Harte EC, Voisin M, Lowndes NF. Open Biol. 2016 Sep;6(9).

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Well done to the Lowndes Lab for their recent publication! A role for the p53 tumour suppressor in regulating the balance between homologous recombination and non-homologous end joining. Moureau S, Luessing J, Harte EC, Voisin M, Lowndes NF. Open Biol.

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A recent review by Brian McStay in Genes and Development entitled “Nucleolar organizer regions: genomic ‘dark matter’ requiring illumination” managed to get on the journal cover. (click image to enlarge)

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Well done to former postdoc Yanfang Ye and current research assistant Lucy Kirkham-McCarthy for their recent paper. Ye, Y., Kirkham-McCarthy, L and Lahue, R.S. DNA Repair 43 1-8 (2016). The Saccharomyces cerevisiae Mre11-Rad50-Xrs2 complex promotes trinucleotide repeat expansions independently of

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