Ms Eibhlín Mulroe

Ms Eibhlín Mulroe

Chief Executive, Cancer Trials Ireland

Eibhlín is the CEO of the Cancer Trials Ireland (formerly ICORG) since June 2015. She is responsible for advocating for clinical trials in Ireland and engaging with government, HRB, Irish Cancer Society and stakeholders on behalf of the group. Recently, she worked alongside Inter Trade Ireland over the last 4 years to achieve the resigning of the All-Island Cancer Consortium agreement. She is a member of the steering group of the Irish Health Research Form. 

Eibhlín is responsible for a team of over 55 people working on trials in the head office. The cross functional team provide the infrastructure for CTI to be sponsor of clinical trials in Ireland and Europe. The departments are divided between clinical program leads, Biometrics:Data & Statistics, Quality and Pharmacovigilance.  Eibhlín has led a change management strategy including development of robust business model to enable activity trials in areas of unmet need.  Eibhlín has a BSocSs degree from Queens University Belfast and is an MBA graduate from the Smurfit Business School, University College Dublin.   

Previously, Eibhlín was the first CEO of the Irish Platform for Patients’ Organisations, Science and Industry (2007-2015).  She was appointed by the Irish Minister for Health to the Department of Health Steering Group on Rare Disease Policy and was very proud to be part of the launch of the National Plan for Rare Diseases. She represented patients on the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Research Ethics Advisory Board and HIQA HTA Advisory Board. She also led IPPOSI to partake in 2 EC Research Consortiums, BBMRI and EUPATI, the latter is a unique initiative to develop an EU Patient Academy.

In her early career Eibhlín worked in Irish Politics and then the NGO sector. 

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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