Professor Maeve Lowery is Professor of Translational Cancer Medicine at Trinity College Dublin and Consultant Medical Oncologist at St James Hospital. Professor Lowery is chairperson of the Cancer Molecular Diagnostics Advisory Group of the National Cancer Control Program (NCCP). Her clinical and translational research involves design and conduction of phase 1/2 clinical trials in patients with gastrointestinal malignancies, incorporating translational study endpoints to validate predictive and prognostic biomarkers, identify mechanisms of resistance and guide the development of rational therapeutic strategies. Her preclinical work includes the use of immunocompetent murine models of cancer to facilitate assessment of drug delivery and host immune response to therapy. She works closely with industry to develop core collaborative projects with the potential to impact care of cancer patients on both an individual and disease specific level.