I am currently a Honorary Lecturer at the Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics Department in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. I have gained a great experience working on molecular biotechnology and molecular biology projects. I joined neuroblastoma research in 2011.
My current research is focused on elucidating the molecular events that contribute to the development and progression of neuroblastoma applying different concepts of tumour microenvironment and cell-to-cell communication. A major area of research involves the identification and functional analysis of microRNAs that contribute to chemotherapy resistance in neuroblastoma, along with the development of microRNA-mediated therapeutics.
I am also a Honorary Treasurer of the Irish Association for Cancer Research.
I have PhD in Molecular Biology (2004), MSC in Cell Biology (1998) and MSc in Science Communication (2016).
I decided to start this blog because I believe that researchers can advance much more if they communicate not only with each other, but importantly with people outside the lab. This blog is about neuroblastoma biology, its research challenges, and people and media perception of this disease. I will also cover other cancer related topics that of my interest. I hope you will find interesting to read it and ask questions. Your participation would help me to cover topics which I have not heard of or may not plan cover yet.
All posts are my own opinion.