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HIPA Award for Chemistry/ABCRF Researchers

18 May 2011
HIPA Award for Chemistry/ABCRF Researchers

Joint Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)/Johnson & Johnson Services Inc Healthcare Innovation Programme Award (HIPA) for Chemistry, Biochemistry and ABCRF Researchers

The Minister for Research and Innovation Mr Sean Sherlock TD launched new research projects in the biomedical sphere today (Wednesday 11th  May, 2011) which have been chosen under an innovative new research programme funded by the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Office of Science and Technology (COSAT) and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI).

Dr. Justin McCarthy (Biochemistry Department and ABCRF) in conjunction with Dr. Gerard McGlacken (Department of Chemistry and ABCRF) received an award which will fund a research project focused on determining the involvement of regulated intramembrane proteolysis in the immune system. Specifically the research concerns methods for assessing γ-secretase inhibitors as modulators of IL-1β and TNFα cytokine responses and their potential future use as therapeutics in inflammatory disorders.

Picture: Ruth Freeman (SFI), Alonso Cook (Johnson and Johnson), Justin McCarthy (UCC), Gerard McGlacken (UCC), Joni Catalano Sherman (Johnson and Johnson), Minister for Research and Innovation Sean Sherlock TD.

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