2017 UCC Spring Open Day

2017 UCC Spring Open Day

  • 17 May 2017

The UCC Open Day held over two days, 16 and 17 May 2017, offers a fantastic opportunity to prospective students to find out more about facilities and course details before making a decision on what to study.

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The Transition Year class of 2017

The Transition Year class of 2017

  • 07 Apr 2017

The School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology run their annual Transition Year Programme....

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A Transition Year student's experience in our School

A Transition Year student's experience in our School

  • 07 Apr 2017

A Transition Year Student's experience in the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology by Conleth Aspel.

The placement at the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology was the most interesting and enjoyable placement I could have done!

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New Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, SEFS

New Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, SEFS

  • 06 Apr 2017

Congratulations to Dr Justin McCarthy on his appointment to the position of Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, College of Science, Engineering and Food Science.

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SEFS Undergraduate Quercus Scholarships

SEFS Undergraduate Quercus Scholarships

  • 31 Mar 2017

The College of Science, Engineering and Food Science (SEFS) held a presentation ceremony on Friday, 31 May 2017 to celebrate the accomplishments of undergraduate students, who have been awarded a Quercus College Scholarship.

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EMBL Training and Travel Award for Julia Samson in the Dean Lab

EMBL Training and Travel Award for Julia Samson in the Dean Lab

  • 30 Mar 2017

Julia Samson, a first-year PhD student supervised by Dr Kellie Dean, recently attended a hands-on training course at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, from 27 – 30 March 2017. 

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Erasmus+ Trainee in the Dean Lab

Erasmus+ Trainee in the Dean Lab

  • 23 Mar 2017

Rahel Fitzel, a student at the Universität Ulm in Germany, completed a 10-week Erasmus+ research traineeship, under the supervision of Dr Kellie Dean in the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

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Team Mad Scientists raises over €1000 for the Irish Cancer Society

Team Mad Scientists raises over €1000 for the Irish Cancer Society

  • 04 Mar 2017

With students and staff from the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Team Mad Scientists participated in their fifth UCC Relay for Life, on 3 and 4 March 2017.

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2017 Eli Lilly Awards for Biochemistry and Biotechnology

2017 Eli Lilly Awards for Biochemistry and Biotechnology

  • 03 Mar 2017

The UCC Biochemistry and Biotechnology Society hosted the annual Eli Lilly undergraduate and postgraduate awards for academic excellence on Thursday, 2 March 2017.

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Dr Sarah Roche delivers invited research lecture

Dr Sarah Roche delivers invited research lecture

  • 03 Mar 2017

Dr Sarah Roche delivers invited research lecture at the National Eye Institute in Washington DC on her research on the role of inflammation in degenerative conditions of the eye.  

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2017 Spring PhD Conferring

2017 Spring PhD Conferring

  • 24 Feb 2017

Congratulations to Drs Charlotte O'Donnell, Ioanna Tzani, James Jenkins, Caroline Ann Kelly, Anita Murphy & Alice Wyse Jackson who were conferred with their PhD degrees.

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2017 Spring MSc Conferring

2017 Spring MSc Conferring

  • 24 Feb 2017

The conferring ceremony for the MSc Biotechnology and MSc Molecular Cell Biology and Bioinnovation class was held in University College Cork, on Thursday, 23 February 2017.

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Evolution in Biologics at Janssen seminar

Evolution in Biologics at Janssen seminar

  • 02 Feb 2017

The UCC Biochemistry and Biotechnology Society hosted a seminar “Evolution in Biologics at Janssen” on Wednesday, 1st February. 

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Information seminar on MSc programmes in the life science area

Information seminar on MSc programmes in the life science area

  • 25 Jan 2017

The Biochemistry and Biotechnology Society UCC hosted an information seminar on MSc Programmes, UCC on Tuesday, 24 January 2017. 

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Pharma Careers Seminar

Pharma Careers Seminar

  • 09 Nov 2016

The Biochemistry and Biotechnology Society UCC hosted a careers seminar on Wednesday 9th November at 6.00 pm on the MSc in Biotechnology, as well as an insight into the roles of Biochemistry and Biotechnology Graduates in BioMarin and Janssen. 

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2016 BSc in Biomedical Science Conferring

2016 BSc in Biomedical Science Conferring

  • 28 Oct 2016

The conferring ceremony for the BSc (Honours) Biomedical Science class was held in University College Cork, on Friday, 28 October 2016.

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2016 BSc in Biochemistry Conferring

2016 BSc in Biochemistry Conferring

  • 25 Oct 2016

Forty eight of our BSc (Honours) Biochemistry students graduated at a ceremony on Monday, 24 October 2016. 

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Art Champlin Gold Medal Award 2016

Art Champlin Gold Medal Award 2016

  • 24 Oct 2016

Elaine O'Brien graduated as top student, with a first class honours degree in Biochemistry and received the Art Champlin Gold Medal Award  in 2016. 

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Undergraduate Student Research

Undergraduate Student Research

  • 12 Sep 2016

Shannon Quilty (4th year Biochemistry, UCC) received a Wellcome Trust Biomedical Vacation Scholarship and Grace O’Mahony (4th year Biomedical Science, UCC & CIT) received a HRB Summer Studentship Award to spend 8 weeks during the past summer in the research group of Dr Ken Nally, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology and APC Microbiome Institute, UCC. 

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2016 Biochemical Society Summer Vacation Studentship

2016 Biochemical Society Summer Vacation Studentship

  • 29 Jul 2016

Shona Cronin (4th year Genetics, UCC) received a 2016 Biochemical Society Summer Vacation Studentship to spend eight weeks in the research group of Dr Kellie Dean, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology.

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New Masters Programme in UCC:  MSc in Entrepreneurial Synthetic Biology and Biotechnology (MESBB)

New Masters Programme in UCC: MSc in Entrepreneurial Synthetic Biology and Biotechnology (MESBB)

  • 08 Jul 2016

A new Masters Programme in Entrepreneurial Synthetic Biology and Biotechnology (MESBB) has just been launched in UCC.

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Protein discovered in UCC is critical for activation of the immune system

Protein discovered in UCC is critical for activation of the immune system

  • 01 Jun 2016

A crucial event of immune system activation, in response to infections, is elicited by T-cells. The work has just been published online in the EMBO Journal and features as the cover image of the Journal’s current printed edition

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Fourth Year BSc in Biochemistry (Honours) class of 2016

Fourth Year BSc in Biochemistry (Honours) class of 2016

  • 19 May 2016

Congratulations to the Fourth Year BSc in Biochemistry (Honours) students who completed their exams in May. 

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UCC Biochemistry and Biotechnology Society raise €2000 for Cork Penny Dinners

UCC Biochemistry and Biotechnology Society raise €2000 for Cork Penny Dinners

  • 08 Mar 2016

The UCC Biochemistry and Biotechnology Society, as their charity event this academic year, ran two DNA workshops during Cork Science Festival week, in aid of Cork Penny Dinners. 

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Top students receive Eli Lilly awards

Top students receive Eli Lilly awards

  • 03 Mar 2016

The annual Eli Lilly undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships for academic excellence were recently presented to students from this School at an event hosted by the UCC Biochemistry and Biotechnology Society on 2nd March last.‌

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MSc in Molecular Cell Biology with Bioinnovation student wins prestigious IBYE award

MSc in Molecular Cell Biology with Bioinnovation student wins prestigious IBYE award

  • 18 Jan 2016

UCC MSc in Molecular Cell Biology student, Blaine Doyle, won the top prize of €20,000 investment for his company GlowDX under the ‘Best New Idea’ category at the finals of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur competition. Additionally he won €10,000 investment at his Local Enterprise Office competition on the way to the finals.

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DNA Workshops in aid of Cork Penny Dinners.

DNA Workshops in aid of Cork Penny Dinners.

  • 11 Nov 2015

UCC Biochemistry and Biotechnology students demonstrate for charity at DNA workshops for Christ King Girls’ Secondary School, Bandon Grammar School and Presentation Brothers College.

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Information on the MSc in Biotechnology at UCC and on roles in Janssen Pharmaceutical

Information on the MSc in Biotechnology at UCC and on roles in Janssen Pharmaceutical

  • 10 Nov 2015

The third seminar, hosted by the Biochemistry and Biotechnology Society, was held on Tuesday 10 November 2015 at 6.00 p.m. 

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Summer placement briefing by 4th year Biochemistry and Biomedical Science students

Summer placement briefing by 4th year Biochemistry and Biomedical Science students

  • 03 Nov 2015

Current BSc in Biochemistry and BSc in Biomedical Science 4th year students gave presentations to the 3rd year Biochemistry and 3rd Year Biomedical Science students on their Summer work placement experiences last year.

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Hot off the Press! Recent Research Publications from the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Hot off the Press! Recent Research Publications from the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

  • 01 Nov 2015

Keep up-to-date with recent Research publications from this School - they are published in our monthly newsletter.

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UCC Biochemistry and Biotechnology Society host their first seminar this semester

UCC Biochemistry and Biotechnology Society host their first seminar this semester

  • 20 Oct 2015

The Biochemistry and Biotechnology Society hosted a seminar on Tuesday 20th October entitled “An Insight into BioMarin and roles in the Biotechnology Sector”. 

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Art Champlin Gold Medal Award 2015

Art Champlin Gold Medal Award 2015

  • 19 Oct 2015

The Professor Art Champlin Gold Medal Award for academic excellence in Biochemistry, was presented to David O’Sullivan on 19 October 2015 by Professor Dave Sheehan of this School. 

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BSc in Biochemistry 2015 conferrings

BSc in Biochemistry 2015 conferrings

  • 19 Oct 2015

Thirty five of our BSc (Hons) Biochemistry students graduated at a ceremony on Monday, 19 October 2015. 

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BSc in Biomedical Science 2015 conferrings

BSc in Biomedical Science 2015 conferrings

  • 19 Oct 2015

The conferring ceremony for the BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science class was held in University College Cork, on Monday, 19 October 2015. 

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TRAP grant awarded to study breast cancer and therapies

TRAP grant awarded to study breast cancer and therapies

  • 15 Oct 2015

Dr Justin McCarthy, and Dr Michael W. Bennett have recently been awarded a Translational Research Access Programme (TRAP) grant from the School of Medicine. 

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UCC students win gold in Synthetic Biology competition

UCC students win gold in Synthetic Biology competition

  • 05 Oct 2015

Seven students from UCC brought home a gold medal this year in a prestigious synthetic biology competition held in Boston, USA from Sept 24th – 28th

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Electives modules briefing

Electives modules briefing

  • 16 Sep 2015

Fourth Year Biochemistry students discuss with Third Year Biochemistry students about the elective modules they took last year.

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Conferrings: PhD in Biochemistry 2015

Conferrings: PhD in Biochemistry 2015

  • 18 Jun 2015

On 18 June 2015 at a joint SEFS/Medicine and Health conferring, four students graduated from this School with PhD degrees; Drs Alina Kondrashina and Alicia Waters (Professor Papkovsky’s lab), Dr Joanna Stannika (Professor Cotter’s lab) and Dr Siti Nurtahirah (Tahirah) Jaafar (Professor Sheehan’s lab).

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UCC Researchers publish a key research paper on the consequences of oxygen deprivation in neural cells

UCC Researchers publish a key research paper on the consequences of oxygen deprivation in neural cells

  • 12 May 2015

Researchers in UCC’s School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology have published important new research on a medically-important phenomenon - ischemia - which occurs when cells are deprived of oxygen and glucose due to a blocked blood-supply. This is commonly associated with heart attacks and strokes.

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Dylan O’Donovan wins Runner-Up Award at SEFS Graduate-of-the-Year ceremony

Dylan O’Donovan wins Runner-Up Award at SEFS Graduate-of-the-Year ceremony

  • 13 Mar 2015

Dylan O'Donovan has been one of the top students in the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science (SEFS) over the past four years, having obtained a SEFS undergraduate award on each consecutive year since his registration.

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MSc in Biotechnology ranked as 3rd most popular postgraduate course in UCC

MSc in Biotechnology ranked as 3rd most popular postgraduate course in UCC

  • 11 Mar 2015

The MSc in Biotechnology was profiled in today's Irish Times and ranked 3rd in the top 5 postgraduate courses in UCC. 

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Neuroscience success!

Neuroscience success!

  • 08 Mar 2015

A UCC submission led by Dr Cora O’Neill, Director of the Cork NeuroScience Centre, has led to the Cork NeuroScience Centre being designated as a “Centre of Excellence in Neurodegeneration” (CoEN) after a national and international review process. 

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Team Mad Scientists – back for the third time in UCC’s Relay for Life!

Team Mad Scientists – back for the third time in UCC’s Relay for Life!

  • 27 Feb 2015

With students and staff from the MSc in Molecular Cell Biology with Bioinnovation programme, Team Mad Scientists participated in the third “UCC Relay for Life” held on 27–28 February 2015 in support of the Irish Cancer Society.

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Two new Adjunct Professors for School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Two new Adjunct Professors for School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

  • 19 Feb 2015

The University has sanctioned the appointment of two new Adjunct Professors to the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology.

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Annual Eli Lilly postgraduate scholarships for Academic Excellence

Annual Eli Lilly postgraduate scholarships for Academic Excellence

  • 19 Feb 2015

The annual Eli Lilly undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships for academic excellence were recently presented to students from this School at an event hosted by the UCC Biochemistry and Biotechnology Society on 18th February last.‌ 

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UCC Biochemistry and Biotechnology Society charity event raises EUR 2300 for Pieta House.

UCC Biochemistry and Biotechnology Society charity event raises EUR 2300 for Pieta House.

  • 03 Feb 2015

UCC Biochemistry and Biotechnology Society present a cheque for EUR 2300 to Pieta House representative, Mr Pat Duffy.

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Welcome to Dr Susan Joyce

Welcome to Dr Susan Joyce

  • 02 Feb 2015

Dr Susan Joyce has just joined our School as a part-time College Lecturer.

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UCC students are the first Irish team to compete in iGEM competition

UCC students are the first Irish team to compete in iGEM competition

  • 04 Nov 2014

Nine students from UCC were the first Irish team to participate in a prestigious synthetic biology competition held in Boston, USA from Oct 31st – Nov 3rd.  The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition saw 245 teams from leading universities all over the world compete based on a synthetic biology research projects conducted over the summer.

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People on the move

People on the move

  • 01 Nov 2014

A regular feature: People on the move to and from the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

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Hot off the Press! Recent Publications from the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Hot off the Press! Recent Publications from the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

  • 01 Nov 2014

You can keep up-to-date with recent Research publications from this School - they are published in our monthly newsletter.

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Dr Kellie Dean appointed to College Lectureship

Dr Kellie Dean appointed to College Lectureship

  • 31 Oct 2014

Congratulations to Dr Kellie Dean who has been appointed to a College Lecturership in this School.

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Autumn 2014 PhD Conferrings in the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Autumn 2014 PhD Conferrings in the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

  • 29 Oct 2014

Three students from the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology were awarded PhD degrees at the Autumn  Conferring ceremony held at UCC on October 29th last. 

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2014 Conferrings: BSc in Biochemistry

2014 Conferrings: BSc in Biochemistry

  • 28 Oct 2014

Forty of our 2014 BSc (Hons) Biochemistry students graduated at a ceremony on Tuesday, 28th October. 

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2014 Art Champlin Gold Medal Award winner is Fergus Collins, BSc Biochemistry graduate

2014 Art Champlin Gold Medal Award winner is Fergus Collins, BSc Biochemistry graduate

  • 28 Oct 2014

The Professor Art Champlin Gold medal award for academic excellence in Biochemistry, was presented to Fergus Collins on October 28th by Professor David Sheehan of this School. 

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Research Team of the Year award for Professor John Atkins and Dr Pasha Baranov

Research Team of the Year award for Professor John Atkins and Dr Pasha Baranov

  • 10 Oct 2014

Professor John Atkins, SFI Research Professor in our School, and Dr Pasha Baranov, College Lecturer in our School, received the Research Team of the Year Award from the President, Dr Michael Murphy, at the University Staff Awards ceremony held in the Aula Maxima on Thursday 9th October last. 

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Dr Meghan Coakley invites you to use the NIH 3D Print Exchange!

Dr Meghan Coakley invites you to use the NIH 3D Print Exchange!

  • 18 Jun 2014

It has been an exciting time for Dr Meghan Coakley, a recent PhD graduate from Dr Cora O’ Neill’s lab in the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology. The week after her PhD graduation ceremony at UCC, Meghan was a featured exhibitor at the White House Maker Faire in Washington DC as part of the official launch of the NIH 3D Print Exchange.

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PhD Conferrings in the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

PhD Conferrings in the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

  • 12 Jun 2014
This has been a very busy period as we finalised examining this year’s BSc (Biochemistry) graduating class and also graduated one of the largest cohorts of PhDs when 12 students graduated recently in the Summer conferrings. The latter was the occasion for the first “selfie” by an Irish University president which has attracted in excess of 23,000 views on Twitter last week.

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UCC enters iGEM Competition

UCC enters iGEM Competition

  • 02 Jun 2014

UCC Leads the Way in Synthetic Biology- Students awarded venture capital to form SynBio start-up and compete in international competition.

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Hot Off the Press! Recent Publications from this School

Hot Off the Press! Recent Publications from this School

  • 09 May 2014

Hot Off the Press! Recent Publications from this School.

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Loss of function mutations in the PINK1 gene cause Parkinson’s disease.

Loss of function mutations in the PINK1 gene cause Parkinson’s disease.

  • 09 May 2014

The O’Neill lab with first author Ciara O’Flanagan have discovered a totally new function for PINK1, as a regulator of the cell cycle published in Oncogene (advance online March 31 2014).

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Student wins Best Poster Award at Biomedica 2014

Student wins Best Poster Award at Biomedica 2014

  • 30 Apr 2014
Second year PhD student, Caroline Vaughan,  claimed 1st prize for the poster and presentation of her work on a role for Presenilin 2 in the human innate immune response.
 

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Hot Off the Press! Recent Publications from this School

Hot Off the Press! Recent Publications from this School

  • 07 Jan 2014

Hot Off the Press! Recent Publications from this School.

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Hot Off the Press! Recent Publications from this School

Hot Off the Press! Recent Publications from this School

  • 05 Dec 2013

Hot Off the Press! Recent Publications from this School.

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Hot off the Press! Recent Publications from this School

Hot off the Press! Recent Publications from this School

  • 01 Nov 2013

Hot off the Press! Recent Publications from this School.

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