Dr Robert O'Connor
Irish Cancer Society
Dr. Robert O’Connor is the Head of Research for the Irish Cancer Society, the largest charitable funder of cancer research in the state with 120 researchers currently funded across its various schemes.
Robert has 20 years of experience in pharmacology, biosafety, and translational cancer research. Robert graduated from UCD with an honours degree in Pharmacology in 1991.
Moving to the School of Biotechnology in DCU, he completed his Ph.D. in 1995 and took up a postdoc in cancer drug resistance in the NCTCC/NICB, a specialist biomedical research facility. Collaborating with other scientists and clinicians he became involved in translational and cancer clinical trial research.
In 2010 he became a lecturer in Biological Science in the School of Nursing in DCU and moved to take up his current role leading the research effort of the Irish Cancer Society in February of 2015.
Robert is passionate about providing the evidence-base to help manage our emerging cancer crisis; focussing on prevention, early detection increased efficacy of diagnostics and therapeutics and supporting Irish cancer survivors to thrive after their treatment.
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IACR Virtual Conference 2021
Highlighting the spectrum of cancer science, medicine and research across the island of Ireland.
IACR Public Engagement
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PhD in Tumour Immunology
A fully funded 4-year PhD studentship (€18,000 per annum stipend) is available in the research group of Dr. Aideen Ryan.
Education Grant 2020
The Irish Association for Cancer Research supported five Educational Grants in 2020. These were made available to postgraduate PhD researchers who had been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
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