55th Annual Conference

55th Annual Conference

Professor Amanda McCann, President of IACR, Opening Speech 

Junior Council Session

Engaged and Involved: Insights into cancer research.

Prof. Paul Workman

Discovery of Novel HSF1 Pathway Inhibitors: Chemical probes & a clinical candidate.

Dr. David Finlay

Fueling robust anti-tumour NK cell responses

Dr. Nuala McCabe

Using gene expression to analyze the Hallmarks of Cancer

Margaret Grayson

Survivorship: What does this mean to people affected by Cancer?

Dr. Noel McCaffrey

Community-based exercise in Cancer Survivorship

 

Dr. Robert O'Connor

Cancer Landscape in Ireland

Prof Peter Jones

Epigenetic Therapies

Irish Cancer Society

Present and past researchers who attended the conference

IACR 2019 Awards

We had an amazing 3-day event showcasing the exceptional cancer research being undertaken across the island of Ireland.

The 55th Annual Conference opened with a public event in honour of the late Professor Patrick (Paddy) G. Johnston QUB, where cancer researchers gave overviews of their research for a public forum.

We heard from national and internationally acclaimed speakers and gave awards to Phd students, Post Doctoral Fellows and team leaders who have excelled in their cancer research endeavours.

Conference Speakers

Special Guest Speaker

Peter A. Jones, Ph.D, D.Sc. (hon)

Peter A. Jones, Ph.D, D.Sc. (hon)

Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Epigenetics

VARI Chief Scientific Officer
Van Andel Research Institute,
Grand Rapids, Michigan – USA

Peter Jones was born in Cape Town, raised and attended college in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), and received his Ph.D. from the University of London. He joined the University of Southern California in 1977 and served as Director of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center between 1993 and 2011.

He became Chief Scientific Officer of Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 2014. His laboratory discovered the effects of 5-azacytidine on cytosine methylation and first established the link between DNA methylation, gene expression, and differentiation. He helped pioneer the field of epigenetics, particularly its role in cancer and helped develop novel therapies for cancer.

He has published more than 300 scientific papers and received several honors, including an Outstanding Investigator Award from the National Cancer Institute. He and his colleague Stephen Baylin shared the Kirk Landon Award for Basic Cancer Research from the AACR in 2009 and the Medal of Honor from the American Cancer Society in 2011.

Dr. Jones is a past President of the American Association for Cancer Research and was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2009 and a Fellow of the Academy of the AACR in 2013.

He was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States in 2016, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2017 and received an honorary Doctor of Science from Stellenbosch University in 2018.

Prof Christian Ottensmeier

Prof Christian Ottensmeier

Southhampton

Prof David Finlay

Prof David Finlay

TCD

Prof Doreen Cantrell

Prof Doreen Cantrell

Dundee

Dr Elaine McSherry

Dr Elaine McSherry

Roche Products (Ireland) Ltd

Dr Gillian Prue

Dr Gillian Prue

QUB

Dr Noel McCaffrey

Dr Noel McCaffrey

DCU

Prof Jacqui Shaw

Prof Jacqui Shaw

University of Leicester

Prof Manuel Salto Tellez

Prof Manuel Salto Tellez

QUB

Margaret Grayson

Margaret Grayson

QUB

Prof Nasir Rajpoot

Prof Nasir Rajpoot

Warwick University

Niamh Clarke

Niamh Clarke

TCD

Prof Paul Workman

Prof Paul Workman

ICR

Ramon Whelan

Ramon Whelan

Cancer Survivor & Peer Support Volunteer

Dr Robert O'Connor

Dr Robert O'Connor

Irish Cancer Society

Prof Rosemary O'Connor

Prof Rosemary O'Connor

UCC

Ruth Boyd

Ruth Boyd

Belfast City Hospital

Dr Timothy Gilligan

Dr Timothy Gilligan

Cleveland Clinic, Ohio

Professor Tim Maughan

Professor Tim Maughan

QUB

Dr Tracy Robson

Dr Tracy Robson

RCSI

Dr Tríona Ní­ Chonghaile

Dr Tríona Ní­ Chonghaile

RSCI

2019 Conference Sponsors

Charity Sponsors

Platinum Exhibitor

Gold Exhibitors

Silver Exhibitors

3D mammosphere culture of breast epithelial cell line MCF10A.

Courtesy of Dr. Emer Bourke, NUI Galway

Phospho-Akt expression and localisation

Mediated by VEGF in A549 lung cancer cells. Visualised by high content image analysis.

Courtesy of Dr Martin Barr, Clinical Scientist & Adjunct Assistant Professor, St James’s Hospital & Trinity College Dublin

Metaphase chromosome spread of Jurkat T-lymphoma cells

Courtesy of Rebecca Gorry, PhD Student, Mc Gee Lab, UCD School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science, Conway Institute, UCD

Apoptosis assessment of SKMES-1 lung cancer cells

Using a multiparameter apoptosis staining kit, showing cell nuclei (blue), actin (green) and mitochondrial activity (orange).

Courtesy of Dr Martin Barr, Clinical Scientist & Adjunct Assistant Professor, St James’s Hospital & Trinity College Dublin

HeLa Cells

Courtesy of Rebecca Gorry, PhD Student, Mc Gee Lab, UCD School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science, Conway Institute, UCD

55th Annual Conference 2019

20 — 22 February 2019 at Europa Hotel, Belfast

Mitotic Chronic Myelogenous Leukaemia K562 Cells

Courtesy of Rebecca Gorry, PhD Student, Mc Gee Lab, UCD School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science, Conway Institute, UCD

Cell to Cell Tweeting

Via nanoparticles (red) in Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC)

Courtesy of Sinéad Lindsay, UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research, University College Dublin (UCD) Ireland.

Confocal Microscopy Analysis

Of phospho-Akt expression in H460 lung cancer cells in response to hypoxia (0.5% O2).

Courtesy of Dr Martin Barr, Clinical Scientist & Adjunct Assistant Professor, St James’s Hospital & Trinity College Dublin

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