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ULCaN Seminar Series

Fri, 15 Jan 2021

Date: Friday, January 15, 2021
Time: 1.00pm to
Contact: Catríona Dowling and Justyna Lis -
Location: MS Teams, Ireland

ULCaN seminar series

This will run with the following format:

University of Limerick speaker every other Friday

Guest speaker first Friday of every second month. 

The talks will take place on MS Teams at 1pm, with time for questions at the end of each talk. 

Looking forward to seeing you all there virtually. 


ULCaN Seminar Series 

Time and Date

Friday, 15th January 2021, 1pm 

(via MS Teams) 

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Presentation By

Professor Patrick Kiely 

University of Limerick  


Presentation Title  

Focusing outside Cancer cells: Deciphering the role of the Extracellular Matrix 


Overcoming the major challenges in cancer therapy will require a better understanding of the complex interplay between the cancer cell and its microenvironment, the rich diversity of different non-cancerous cell types and extracellular matrix components that comprise the tumour mass. Only a multidisciplinary approach will enhance our understanding of cancer cell-tumour microenvironment interactions and improve our capabilities in drug development and drug delivery. 

Speaker Profile 

Prof Pat Kiely is Associate Professor of Molecular Sciences and Principal Investigator of the Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology in the Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick. Prof Kiely is leader of ULCaN, the University of Limerick Cancer Network, a cluster which is supported by the HRI. The research emphasis in Prof Kiely’s laboratory is on deciphering the localized and transient signalling events which occur in cells during migration. To help achieve their goals, his group work closely with several research groups and clinicians and are using a series of complementary and synergistic cellular and molecular approaches and novel technologies to investigate how protein complexes are assembled in signalling pathways. His group have a specific interest in defining the signalling pathways regulating cell migration in breast and colon cancer and in understanding how the extracellular matrix contributes to the development and progression of cancer. 

Organised by Catríona Dowling and Justyna Lis.