Researchers secure funding for MND, cancer and blindness projects

Posted on: 07 November 2018

Five researchers from the School of Medicine at Trinity College Dublin have been awarded funding from the Health Research Board (HRB) and Medical Research Charities Group (MRCG) for projects that will improve the lives of patients living with motor neuron disease, cancer and blindness.

The five researchers were the successful awardees out of a total of 14 research projects through the MRCG/HRB Joint Funding Scheme.

The researchers are:
– Dr Deirdre Murray, Physiotherapist, Research Fellow, Academic Unit of Neurology, School of Medicine
– Dr Bahman Nasseroleslami, Senior Research Fellow, Academic Unit of Neurology, School of Medicine
– Professor Juliette Hussey, Professor in Physiotherapy, School of Medicine
– Professor Jacintha O’Sullivan, Professor in Translational Oncology, School of Medicine
– Dr Sarah Doyle, Assistant Professor in Immunology, School of Medicine

Watch the short videos below where each researcher talks about their project and the impact that it will have on the lives of people living with motor neuron disease, blindness or cancer.

Dr Deirdre Murray
Incorporation of sensor technology to provide clinical meaningfulness for existing standardized measurement scales in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Dr Bahman Nasseroleslami                                                                   Novel Neurophysiological Biomarkers of Heterogeneous Network Degeneration in Motor Neuron Disease for Quantifying the Progression and Outcome in Clinical Trials

Professor Juliette Hussey
Preoperative Exercise to Improve Fitness in Patients Undergoing Complex Surgery for Cancer of the Lung or Oesophagus

Professor Jacintha O’Sullivan
Gold-drug: Targeting a novel dual inhibitor drug with gold nanoparticles for improving radiation response in oesophageal cancer

Dr Sarah Doyle
Elucidation of the role of SARM1 in retinal homeostasis and oxidative stress-induced retinal degeneration

You can read the official announcement from the Health Research Board here.

You can find out more about the MRCG/HRB Joint Funding Scheme here.

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