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Daffodil Day Launch – Irish Cancer Society








Lucianne Herda,  Fiona Lanigan (BREAST PREDICT) and Arman  Rahman (OPTi-PREDICT) help launch of Daffodil Day at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin.  Daffodil day takes place very year to help raise money for The Irish Cancer Society.  This year it takes place on March 23rd and the CBT lab and BREAST PREDICT team will have their annual bake sale.

World Cancer Day Flash talks – February 2018

The Conway Institute and Systems Biology Ireland hosted World Cancer Day Flash talks – concise, 3-minute talks, relying on one presentation slide and plenty of enthusiasm!  Congratulations to Charles who won an award for his presentation titled Stratification of Early Stage Breast Cancers Through Prognostic BioMarkers “Shining a Light on the Problem of Overtreatment”.

Dr. Fiona Lanigan & Dr. Claire Kilty receive Research Support Staff of the Year Award from the Irish Cancer Society

Dr. Fiona Lanigan and Dr Claire Kilty were both recently honoured for their important contributions to the success of BREAST-PREDICT, the Irish Cancer Society’s Collaborative Cancer Research Centre, when they jointly received the Research Support Staff of the Year award at the 2017 Irish Cancer Society Research Awards, held on November 30 in the House of Lords in Dublin.

Prof. William Gallagher – Royal Academy of Medicine Award

Prof. William Gallagher, CBT group leader and Director of the UCD Conway Institute and the Irish Cancer Society’s Collaborative Cancer Research Centre BREAST-PREDICT, was honoured by the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland at a ceremony in Kildare Street in November 2017, where he received three awards for his research papers, in the Oncology, Dermatology and Biomedical Sciences categories.

CBT Lab Participate in Breast Health Day

The CBT lab, UCD Conway Institute, Systems Biology Ireland, BREAST-PREDICT and patient advocacy group Europa Donna, together with a number of student societies, came together in October 2017 to raise awareness of the importance of breast health among students on campus for Breast Health Day 2017. Breast Health Day is a global initiative led by Europa Donna which aims to highlight the importance of healthy diet and lifestyle habits in reducing breast cancer risk. Volunteers held hula hooping competitions and handed out fruit provided by our sponsors, Mortons and Donnybrook Fair.

UCD Research Impact Case Study Awards

In September 2017, members of the CBT group received awards at the inaugural Research Impact Case Study Awards, run by UCD Research, including two case studies led by the BREAST-PREDICT and OPTi-PREDICT teams within the UCD Conway Institute. These case studies are now available to view on the UCD Research website at

Poster Prize Romina Siliva – Irish Melanoma Forum

Congratulations to Romina Silva for winning a prize for her poster entitled “UHRF1, a novel prognostic biomarker in malignant melanoma” at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Irish Melanoma Forum (December 2017).

Daffodil Day Bake Sale & Raffle for the Irish Cancer Society

CBT lab raise 910 euros for the Irish Cancer Society !  Thanks to everyone that baked.

Prof. William Gallagher awarded 2017 IACR Cancer Research Medal for contribution to cancer research.

Prof. William Gallagher awarded 2017 IACR Cancer Research Medal for contribution to cancer research.

24th Feb. 2017 William Gallagher head of the CBT Lab has been awarded the inaugural 2017 IACR Cancer Research Medal, a prestigious award recognizing people that have made a significant and enduring impact on the Irish cancer research  community in Ireland.  Prof. William Gallagher received the medal during the annual Irish Association for Cancer Research meeting in Kilkenny.

Congratulations from the CBT lab to Prof. William Gallagher on receiving the IACR Cancer Research Medal !

Bo Li awarded Best Proffered Paper (session 2) at the 2017 IACR Meeting

24th Feb. 2017


CBT lab takes part in World Cancer Day Flash talks 2017

CBT lab takes part in World Cancer Day Flash talks 2017

3rd Feb. 2017

Cancer researchers from across UCD came together on Friday, February 3rd to mark annual World Cancer Day 2017.

The event was MC’d by our own CBT lab director Prof. William Gallagher with two of our members taking part, Dr. Arman Rahman and Alex Tusova giving talks on ‘Biomarkers for Cancer-A great promise for future’ 

and ‘How Alex is trying to GET prostate cancer’.