CCB News Listing

Publication alert

Congratulations to Owen Daly and the Morrison lab, whose recent paper on their analysis of CEP164 knockouts was published in the Journal of Cell Science (‘Gene-targeted CEP164-deficient cells show a ciliation defect with intact DNA repair capacity.’)

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EMBO workshop to be held in Galway

Kevin Sullivan is one of the coorganisers of an EMBO workshop: Chromosome segregation and aneuploidy. This event will be held at NUI Galway from 25th-29th June. See website for more details.

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The latest batch of CCB & ARC PhD graduates

Congratulations to the Biochemistry PhD students; Edel & Kevin (Corrado’s lab), Ann-Marie & Lisa (Ciaran’s Lab), Jennifer (Adrienne’s Lab, ARC), Martin (Andrew’s Lab) and Louise (Noel’s Lab), pictured below at their recent Graduation ceremony (missing from the picture is Tricia

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CCB welcomes 12th member

All the members of the CCB would like to extend their welcome to Prof Uri Frank, who has recently joined the Centre. Uri’s lab’s main interest is Development, with a focus on how the chromatin environment helps govern the underlying

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Publication alert

Well Done to Edel McGarry and the Santocanale lab for their Cancer Research publication “The deubiquitinase USP9X maintains DNA replication fork stability and DNA damage checkpoint responses by regulating CLASPIN during S-phase“

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Publication alert

Congratulations to Aisling O’Connor and the Santocanale lab for their publication in Biology Open- “Requirement for PLK1 kinase activity in the maintenance of a robust spindle assembly checkpoint“. This work was highlighted on the cover.  

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A bumper crop of PhD students

Recent weeks have seen a number of successful PhD defences from CCB students. Congratulations to Owen Daly, Lisa Mullee and Anne-Marie Flanagan (Morrison lab), Louise Frizzell (Lowndes lab), Kevin Wu (Santocanale lab) and Martin Browne (Flaus Lab)

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Bob Lahue Attends 2015 Nobel Prize Ceremony in Honour of Winning Supervisor

Bob helped honour his previous supervisor, Professor Paul Modrich, for winning the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2015. Bob trained as a postdoctoral fellow in Professor Modrich’s lab in Duke University. The Nobel Committee recognised Professor Modrich’s work on mismatch repair. see

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CCB students scoop prizes at the Young Life Scientist symposium

Well done to Edel McGarry and Martin Browne; winners of the Young Life Scientist symposium talk and poster prizes respectively.

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Biochemical Society Conference- Irish area section organised by CCB members

Well done to Andrew Flaus and Janna Luessing for organising and running the successful and interesting Biochemical Society Conference in early December: 2015 Protein Interactions in Biology – Biochemical Society Irish Area Section annual meeting and the Young Life Scientists

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