A number of speakers have agreed to give short presentations about how Biochemistry at NUI Galway influenced their career paths. Our department has so many stories, and these will represent the breadth of contributions made in 5 decades of research and teaching.

Prof. Frank Gannon

Director & CEO, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Brisbane, Australia (website)
“I came to Galway to study Bio, and you would never believe what happened”

Prof. Barry Murphy

Professor Emeritus Creighton Univ., Nebraska, USA (website)
“Direction of photosynthetic proteins to research on structure and function of bioactive peptides”

Prof. Rosemary O’Connor

Professor of Cell Biology, School of Biochemistry & Cell Biology, UCC (website)
“From Biochemistry to Cancer Biology: Magic Bullets and Signalling”

Prof. Orla Conneely

Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA (website)

Prof. Oliver Dolly

SFI Research Professor of Neurotherapeutics, DCU (website)
“Translating information gained on neuronal communication into novel therapeutics”

Dr. John Donlon

Biochemistry, NUI Galway
“I was one of those soldiers”

Prof. Donald McDonnell

Glaxo-Wellcome Professor of MCB and Chairman Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Duke University, USA (website)
“Mechanism based discovery of cancer therapeutics”

Prof. Michael J. Duffy

School of Medicine & Medical Science, UCD & Clinical Research Centre, St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin (website)
“uPA: From Pilot Studies to Recommendation for Clinical Use”

Dr. Richard Murphy

Director of Research, Alltech (website)
“Metals, Meals and Memories”

Prof. Noel Lowndes

Established Professor of Biochemistry, NUI Galway (website)
“Regulating genome stability with giant ring kinases”

Dr. Elaine Dunleavy

Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Fellow, Centre for Chromosome Biology (CCB), NUI Galway (website)
“Adventures at the Centromere”

Prof. Pat Fottrell

Chairman of Board of Science Foundation Ireland, Dublin.
Pre-dinner address

Dr. Pat Morgan

Vice-President for Student Experience, NUIG (website)
Post-dinner address