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.

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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