BDI POSTGRADUATE STUDENT AWARDED ORLA BENSON RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP
Congratulations to BDI postgraduate student Seán Fitzgerald on receiving the Orla Benson Research Scholarship from the School of Biotechnology, DCU. Seán works on the ONC3 programme under the direction of Professor Richard O'Kennedy. This is a collaborative project between BDI and Beaumont Hospital on the identification of colorectal cancer markers.
The award will fund a visit to the laboratory of Dr. Lance Liotta at George Mason University, Washington DC, where he will use a technique known as Laser Capture Microdissection to characterise these markers. Seán's visit to Washington will also provide the opportunity to attend the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Cancer Research.