IACR Outstanding Contribution to Cancer Medicine & Research Award

Prof. Rosemary O'Connor

Winner of the IACR Award for Outstanding Contribution to Cancer Medicine & Research 2019

Prof. Rosemary O'Connor

Winner of the IACR Award for Outstanding Contribution to Cancer Medicine & Research 2019

Professor Rosemary O'Connor

Professor Rosemary O'Connor

Professor of Cell Biology,
Head of the School of Biochemistry & Cell Biology,
University College Cork

The IACR established this award in 2017 and this year, Prof. O’Connor is being honoured with this prestigious award, to recognise her outstanding contribution to Cancer Research on the Island of Ireland. Rosemary is the 3rd Recipient of this award following Professor William (Liam) Gallaher (2017) and the late Professor Patrick (Paddy) G. Johnston (2018).

Prof. O’Connor holds a BSc in Biochemistry from NUIG and a Ph.D. from NUI Maynooth. She gained research experience in Germany and the USA, where she worked on clinical trials in lymphoma and leukemia and a drug discovery research programme on apoptosis. She joined the Department of Biochemistry in UCC in 1997, where she is currently Professor of Cell Biology.

Her research focuses on growth factor signaling in cancer, particularly the Insulin-like Growth Factor system.

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