<![CDATA[The Pennington Biomedical Proteomics Group - Latest News]]>Thu, 04 Feb 2016 08:13:19 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[World Cancer Day]]>Thu, 04 Feb 2016 14:47:55 GMThttp://www.biomedicalproteomics.org/latest-news/world-cancer-dayPicture


​The 4th of February marked world cancer day. To celebrate research in this field, UCD held an event in the conway institute. The day started off with a lunch in the foyer and was followed by a seminar which included a talk from Prof. John Crown, a consultant medical oncologist from St Vincent's University Hospital entitled " The Molecular Revolution in Cancer Therapy". 

The Pennington group focuses research on prostate cancer in particular. One in every four males will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime and many die with the disease not because of it. Identifying changes during the early stages of prostate cancer could reduce deaths from the disease.To help doctors and patients make better treatment and quality of life decisions after prostate cancer diagnosis, we are developing more sophisticated, readily usable tests that measure multiple proteins in blood. These test results will indicate if the tumour has spread beyond the prostate gland. 

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<![CDATA[A trip to the Agilent Demonstration Lab, Cheadle, Manchester]]>Wed, 03 Feb 2016 09:20:13 GMThttp://www.biomedicalproteomics.org/latest-news/a-trip-to-the-agilent-demonstration-lab-cheadle-manchesterAngie and Cinzia travelled to Cheadle to visit the Agilent Demonstration suite. The labs were fully equipped with state of the art mass spectrometers, chromatography systems in addition to automated sample handling platforms. The focus of this trip was to embellish the group's existing knowledge of multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) method development and troubleshooting using one of the latest triple quad mass spectrometers produced by Agilent, the 6495. It was a very productive and educational trip during which the capabilities of MRM to facilitate high throughput biomarker development was highlighted.]]><![CDATA[Biomedical Proteomics Christmas Party]]>Wed, 16 Dec 2015 09:10:56 GMThttp://www.biomedicalproteomics.org/latest-news/biomedical-proteomics-christmas-partyPicture
The Pennington group enjoyed their Christmas party at the Guinness Storehouse. The group were given a tour of the now 5 story building and were treated to lunch before sampling the various blends of Guinness in Ireland's most exclusive bar hidden within the Storehouse. The evening was topped of with a pint of the black stuff in the Gravity bar which looks out upon Dublin.

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<![CDATA[Agilent eSeminar:Design and Development of Multiplexed MRM assays for Evaluation of Blood Protein Biomarkers ]]>Thu, 29 Oct 2015 08:32:00 GMThttp://www.biomedicalproteomics.org/latest-news/agilent-eseminardesign-and-development-of-multiplexed-mrm-assays-for-evaluation-of-blood-protein-biomarkersSteve gave a talk entitled "Design and Development of Multiplexed MRM assays for Evaluation of Blood Protein Biomarkers" during an Seminar hosted by Agilent. A link to the recording can be found here:
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<![CDATA[Congratulations Belinda 3rd September 2015]]>Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:44:04 GMThttp://www.biomedicalproteomics.org/latest-news/congratulations-belindaBelinda successfully defended her thesis today (03.09.2015) and now takes up a post as lecturer in statistics in UCD. We are looking forward to continuing working with Belinda, getting her expert guidance and advice on all things statistical.

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<![CDATA[SLICR UCD August 28th September 2015]]>Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:44:38 GMThttp://www.biomedicalproteomics.org/latest-news/slicr-ucd-august-28thOn Friday the 28th of August the team hosted a visit from a group of patients who are enrolled on the SLICR-UCD ICORG clinical trials. The main aim of the event was to engage with and thank Prostate Cancer patients who have supported our ongoing research efforts here in UCD by donating precious blood and urine samples. The patients are participating in two ongoing non-interventional clinical trials that were established by Professor Armstrong through the All-Ireland Co-Operative Oncology Research Group (ICORG). The patients are receiving treatment for prostate cancer at St. Luke’s Hospital, Rathgar and have regularly donated samples - some of them for nearly 10 years now. These important patient samples have allowed us to undertake protein-based biomarker discovery experiments. And, with continued collection of longitudinal samples we have the rare ability to assess the changing expression of potential biomarkers over a long period of time. More information can be found at: 
http://m.medicalxpress.com/news/2015-08-prostate-cancer-patients-scenes.htmlhttp://www.ucd.ie/conway/media/latestnews/newstitle,249967,en.html

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<![CDATA[ACS Boston 19th-22nd August 2015]]>Wed, 19 Aug 2015 16:45:07 GMThttp://www.biomedicalproteomics.org/latest-news/acs-boston-19th-22nd-augustPicture
Steve presented our ongoing prostate cancer biomarker studies in the analytical division track of the American chemical society annual meeting. While there by surprise he meet former PhD student Marco who was also presenting there. 

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<![CDATA[Aston University 3rd of August 2015]]>Wed, 12 Aug 2015 16:43:36 GMThttp://www.biomedicalproteomics.org/latest-news/aston-university-3rd-of-august-2015Steve presented our protein biomarker work at Aston University.

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<![CDATA[Early Biomarkers of Joint damage in Rheumatoid and Psoriatic Arthrtis]]>Sat, 01 Aug 2015 16:32:44 GMThttp://www.biomedicalproteomics.org/latest-news/early-biomarkers-of-joint-damage-in-rheumatoid-and-psoriatic-arthrtisWe were delighted to hear that Angie's review of early biomarkers of joint damage in rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis has received 2913 views since being published in June of this year. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26028339]]><![CDATA[British Society For Proteome Research (July 20-22nd 2015)]]>Mon, 20 Jul 2015 19:20:35 GMThttp://www.biomedicalproteomics.org/latest-news/august-06th-2015Picture
Steve and Claire were among the 150 attendees to meet at BSPR held in Reading, United Kingdom this year. Work from the group was represented in the form of poster and oral presentation. Anna prepared a poster entitled "Novel insights into calcium regulation of the mammalian cell cycle by comprehensive quantitative proteomics" which was well received. Notably, Claire gave a presentation of her work “Discovery and longitudinal evaluation of candidate protein biomarkers for disease recurrence in prostate cancer' within the young investigators division and was awarded second prize in a very competitive category.


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