EACR Junior & Senior Investigator Awards

EACR Junior and Senior Investigator Awards

EACR Junior and Senior Investigator Awards

The highest scoring abstract submitted to the IACR annual conference from both junior (3 years or less postdoctoral experience), and senior (more than 3 years postdoctoral experience), IACR members are selected for the EACR investigator awards at the annual conference.

These awardees present their research in the final IACR session and receive complimentary registration from the EACR and an IACR stipend to attend the EACR biannual conference.

EACR Award Winners From Previous IACR Conferences

57th IACR Virtual Conference 2021
EACR Junior Prize Winner
Maria Davern, TCD
Novel insights into immune-independent functions of immune checkpoint inhibitors in oesophageal adenocarcinoma; potential implications for overcoming chemoresistance to first-line chemotherapy regimens

 EACR Senior Prize Winner
Oliver Treacy, NUIG
Sugar high: Does the sialic acid profile of cancer-associated fibroblasts induce a more tumour-permissive microenvironment?

56th IACR Galway 2020
EACR Junior Prize Winner
Neil Conlon, DCU
Pre-clinical rationale for combination of Neratinib and Dasatinib in HER2-positive breast cancer.

EACR Senior Prize Winner
Manuela Salvucci
Integrated multi-omics analysis from multi-region resections reveals further fine-grained taxonomiies of colorectal cancer (CRC).

55th IACR Belfast 2019
EACR Junior Prize Winner
Lisa Dwane, RCSI
Functional genomic screening identifies the deubiquitinase USP11 as a novel regulator of ERα transcription in Breast Cancer

EACR Senior Prize Winner
Dr. Sara Charmsaz, RCSI
RNA-Methylation in ER-Positive Breast Cancer

54th IACR Dublin 2018

EACR Junior Prize Winner
Naoise Synnott, UCD
Mutant p53 as A Therapeutic Target for the Treatment of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Preclinical Investigation with the Anti-p53 Drug, PK11007

EACR Senior Prize Winner
Martin Barr, TCD
XRCC6BP1: A key DNA repair gene in cisplatin resistant non-small cell lung cancer.

2018 Winners Articles

53rd IACR Kilkenny 2017
EACR Junior Prize Winner
Damir Vareslija, RCSI
Translating NextGen sequencing to the clinic: Targeting actionable genes enriched in breast cancer brain metastases

EACR Senior Prize Winner
Maria Prencipe, UCD
Serum response factor as a novel targeted therapy for castrate resistant prostate cancer

52nd IACR Cork 2016
EACR Junior Prize Winner
Manuela Salvucci, RCSI  
Translational application of a mathematical model of apoptotic caspase activation provides a prognostic biomarker in stage III colorectal cancer

EACR Senior Prize Winner
SJ Furney, UCD
Mutation-specific interactions between ultraviolet radiation and melanoma

51st IACR Galway 2015
EACR Junior Prize Winner
J Brown, NUIG
Rational design and validation of a TIP60 Histone acetyl transferase inhibitor for the treatment of breast cancer subtypes

EACR Senior Prize Winner
A Ryan, NUIG
Targeting colon cancer cell NF-kappaB promotes an anti-tumour M1-like macrophage phenotype and inhibits peritoneal metastasis

 

 

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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