AOIFA Awards

In 2019 the IACR was delighted to announce three new awards in conjunction with the Association of Irish Floral Artists. The IACR AOIFA Conference Award, the IACR AOIFA Mobility Award, and the IACR AOIFA Seed-Funding Award.

Dr Matthew Humphries

IACR AOIFA Seed-Funding Award 2019

Romina Silva

IACR AOIFA Seed-Funding Award 2019

Amira Mahdi

IACR AOIFA Conference Award 2019

Dr Mark Bates

IACR AOIFA Seed-Funding Award 2019

Clodagh O'Neill

IACR AOIFA Mobility Award 2019

IACR AOIFA Conference Award

Postgraduate members of the IACR may apply for up to €1,000 to support their travel, attendance and presentation at an international scientific conference in 2019.

Condition of Award: 
In addition to the application form, confirmation of abstract acceptance for poster or oral presentation is required, including evidence if applicable that available travel scholarships associated with the conference have also been applied for.

IACR AOIFA Mobility Award

Postgraduate and postdoctoral members of the IACR may apply for up to €5,000 to visit another laboratory/collaborator for up to 3 months, to learn a new technique or avail of equipment and expertise not currently available in their own research group.

Funds can be used to support travel, accommodation, subsistence and research costs.

Condition of Award:
A formal letter of invitation from the host Laboratory is required detailing the terms of reference and expected outputs for this period of research.

IACR AOIFA Seed-Funding Award

Postgraduate and postdoctoral members of the IACR may apply for up to €7,000 to fund a discrete research project. This can be a new idea, a novel approach to an existing question or an experiment needed to complete a research article.

Condition of Award: The research funding needs to be used within 12 months from the start date.

All awardees will be asked to complete blogs of their experience to share via the IACR website and present at the 2020 56th IACR Meeting in Galway.

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

IACR & EACR Joint Conference 2020

26 — 28 February 2020 at Galway Bay Hotel, Galway

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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