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SFI presentation, Pharmacy Building, Lecture Theatre LG 51, 1pm

13 Mar 2012

SFI presentation, Pharmacy Building, Lecture Theatre LG 51, 1pm

Presentation by Janice Murtagh PhD on SFI funding oppourtunities and how they will integrate with the new UCC research career structure

Scientific Programme Officer, Science Foundation Ireland

Following the presentation there will be an oppourtunity to talk with the speaker and meet with the ARCS committee. Coffee and pasteries will also be provided.

Presenter Background: Holding a PhD in Pharmacology from University College Dublin, Janice Murtagh started her professional career as a scientist. She completed her PhD research with a two-year postdoctoral fellowship on differentiation-associated cell signalling in the mammary gland at UCD while supervising postgraduate research projects.

In 2004, Dr Murtagh joined the Department of Oncology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow where she focused on the anti-angiogenic effects of the chemotherapeutic drug Taxotere®. She was awarded a New York State Department of Health Post-Doctoral Fellowship Award and after two years became a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Haematology/Oncology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Here she researched the chemopreventative role of Vitamin A in breast cancer and dealt with grant preparation and budgeting for the National Cancer Centre.

Her skills in marketing and organisation, project and laboratory management led her to responsibilities in Enterprise Ireland, the government agency responsible for the development and promotion of the Irish business sector. There she became a Commercialisation Specialist for Lifesciences and Food, which allowed her to develop her expertise in protection strategies, commercialisation of patents and technology-based start-up companies. She has significant knowledge of the funding infrastructure for scientific research in Ireland. Her current role as Scientific Programme Officer at Science Foundation Ireland involves the support of academic researchers and research teams in the fields of science and engineering, as well as direct interactions with companies and industrial associations. 

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