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Dr Maria Prencipe, awarded the prestigious SFI Starting Investigator Research Grant Feb. 2019

Repro Free: Dublin, 15th January 2019 – Minister for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen, T.D., today launched Science Foundation Ireland’s Plan for 2019 and announced a research investment of €10.8 million in funding for 20 projects in the areas of health, energy, environment, materials and technology. He is pictured with Prof Mark Ferguson, Director General of Science Foundation Ireland and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government of Ireland and SFI Starting Investigator Research Grant (SIRG) Awardees. The projects, which will be funded for four years, will support 20 researchers and a further 20 PhD students. Picture Jason Clarke

Congratulations to Dr. Maria Prencipe who received Science Foundation Ireland’s Starting Investigator Research Grant (SIRG) for her project entitled ‘Targeting co-regulators of the androgen receptor as a novel therapeutic approach for prostate and breast cancer’. The SIRG awards help early-career researchers develop the essential skills and experience necessary to lead Ireland’s future research in areas such as health, energy, materials and technology.  Having passed through a rigorous competitive international merit review process, these projects continue to advance Ireland’s international research reputation.