2009/10 grant and presentation successes of the Group:
1) Computational Physics Research Area:
- 3 intern students have joined Sci-Sym Energy and Environmental Flow Group under the Small-Scale Research
Support funding scheme.
- Dr. Yann Delaure has become a collaborator on a SFI RFP grant. To start on 01/09/2009 and end 31/08/2013.
Research Project: Sliding Bubbles and the Mechanisms of Enhanced Heat Transfer.
- One PhD student will join Sci-Sym, Energy and Environmental Flow group for a period of 4 years.
- Dr. Conor Brennan has become a colaborator on Entreprise Ireland Proof of Concept 2009-2010: User-Centric Access Network Selection Strategy, 98472 euro.
2) Bioinformatics & Microscopic Biosystems Research Area
2.1) Bioinformatics & Microscopic Biosystems Group
- 4 intern students have joined Sci-Sym Bioinformatics & Microscopic Biosystems Research Area under the Small-Scale Research Support funding scheme.
- Dr. Ana Barat has become a collaborator of Institut de Cancerologie Gustave Roussy (IGR), Paris, France under IRCSET INSPIRE International Mobility Fellowship Scheme. To start on 01/12/2009 and end 01/12/2012. Research Project: Extending PathEpigen platform for Molecular Determinants of Colon Cancer to lymphomas. Irish Research Mentor - Prof. Heather Ruskin. Host Research Mentor - Dr. Yegor Vassetzky, Head of Chromatin, Development & Cancer IGR Research Lab.
- Prof. Heather Ruskin was successful in securing an Entreprise Ireland (EI) Travel Grant to fund the visit of Dr. Dimitri Perrin to Japan. Dimitri is leading collaborations with National Cancer Centre in the context of the current project of Modelling in Epigenetics and Osaka University in the context of the current project on Social Networks.
- Prof. Heather Ruskin was successful in securing SFI funding for a Masters student (Karthika Raghavan), who will be working on extending a phenomenological model of epigenetic involvement in cancer.
- Dr. Dimitri Perrin recieved an IRCSET INSPIRE International Mobility Fellowship for collaborative research project between Osaka University, Japan, and SCI-SYM (2010-2012).
2.2) Molecular Evolution group:
- Dr Mary O'Connell has been sucessful in securing IRCSET funding together with Claire Cavanagh. Claire will be working on marine mammal evolution and will generate novel sequence data for comparative genomic analyses.
- Dr Mary O'Connel has been successful in securing SFI funding for new PhD student Mark Lynch. Mark's work will span the fields of molecular evolution and immunology, with focus on nosocomial infection. Starting date: 1st of October 2009.
- Noeleen Loughran a current PhD student in the group has been awarded the outstanding postgraduate award 2009 by the faculty of science and health.
3) Socioeconomic Systems
- Prof. Heather Ruskin was successful in securing an IRCSET EMPOWER grant for a PhD student to join Sci-Sym Research Area of Social, Economic and Environmental Systems for a period of 3 years. Research Project: Modelling and Analysis of Urban Traffic Networks for Safe and Effective Integration of Alternative Modalities.
- Dr. Dimitri Perrin was successful in securing funding for intern student who will join the research area under “Career Start” DCU UDRC Scheme.