MONAGHAN ACADEMIC RECEIVES SIGNIFICANT IRISH RESEARCH COUNCIL FUNDING

19 April 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Monaghan is amongst 12 researchers awarded a total of €11.8 million from the Irish Research Council for worldclass frontier research. Lorraine O’Driscoll from Smithborough, Co Monaghan, a Professor in Pharmacology at Trinity College Dublin, has received funding for her research into extracellular vesicles in cancer.

The EVIC project will examine extracellular vesicles (EVs) – tiny particles that are released from cancer cells into the bloodstream. The research team will study how these particles can be used for the early diagnosis of cancer and as indicators of the optimum anticancer drugs for a patient.

The research project has received funding of just under €1 million (€997,306.25). An investment of €11.8 million in frontier research was announced by Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. and Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development John Halligan T.D. at Government Buildings on Thursday (11.04.19). The investment will fund 12 researchers under…

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