Professor John Fitzpatrick Award

Dr. Laura Feeney

Winner of the Professor John Fitzpatrick Award 2019

Professor John Fitzpatrick

Professor John Fitzpatrick

Professor John Fitzpatrick
15 July 1948 – 14 May 2014

Professor Fitzpatrick was an Irish clinician scientist and is among the world’s most eminent urologists and a leader in the transformation in the care of men suffering from prostate cancer.

Prof. Fitzpatrick was one of the earliest advocates of the use of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) as a means of early detection of the disease.

Prof. Fitzpatrick was Emeritus Professor of surgery at University College Dublin (UCD) and was Head of Research at the Irish Cancer Society.

He had an active engagement with the IACR for many years where he particularly enjoyed chairing the session for oral poster communication, keeping a regimented approach to timing each presenter in his own unique style.

 

 

 

 

 

The Prof. John Fitzpatrick Award for Best Oral Poster Presentation was created in 2015 to commemorate Prof. Fitzpatrick’s legacy in cancer research. The award is presented to the best oral presentation of a poster by an early stage cancer researcher at the annual IACR conference during a designated scientific session.

The ability to communicate cancer research effectively in only 3 minutes is extremely difficult and this session is one of the highlights of the IACR conference.

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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