Cell Death and Inflammation: the devil is in the detail

Seamus Martin - Trinity College

February, 04 2015
14:00 DKFZ Main Auditorium

Host: A. Hamacher-Brady

Biosketch Seamus Martin

Seamus Martin is the holder of the Smurfit Chair of Medical Genetics at Trinity College Dublin (since 1999). He has an international reputation in the field of programmed cell death (apoptosis), which is highly relevant to cancer and immunity to infectious agents, and is one of the most highly cited scientists in the world on this topic.

Seamus is a PhD graduate of The National University of Ireland (1990) and has held post-doctoral fellowships at University College London, UK, and The University of California, San Diego, USA. He is a co-author of the 11th and 12th editions of the major Immunology textbook ‘Essential Immunology’ and is an editorial board member and receiving editor of several journals including Science Signaling, Cell Reports, Oncogene and Cell Death and Differentiation.

He has received several prestigious national and international awards for his research including; Wellcome Trust International Prize Fellowship (1994-1996) Wellcome Trust Senior Fellowship (1996-2001), Science Foundation Ireland Principal Investigator Awards (2002-2007 and 2008-2013), The BA Charles Darwin Award (2005), and The GlaxoSmithKline Award of The Biochemical Society UK (2006). He was elected to the Royal Irish Academy in 2006 and to the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) in 2009.

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