Maeve Kiely, a PhD student with the Department of Life Sciences at UL has been awarded a coveted and prestigious scholarship from FAPESP, the São Paulo Research Foundation in Brazil. The scholarship will allow Maeve to attend a workshop entitled "SPSAS - Advances in Molecular Oncology: Translating Molecular Biology into Cancer Treatment" which will be held in São Paulo, Brazil in February.
Through a rigorous selection process, only 60 of the brightest cancer researchers from around the world were awarded this scholarship. The workshop will focus on current advances in cancer and spans from basic to translational research. The workshop is designed to foster fruitful interactions with young investigators from around the world who are pursuing careers in cancer research and will be delivered by some of the top cancer researchers in the world.
Maeve is delighted with the news and commented that "this exciting opportunity will carry great momentum for my research and my career and is a recognition of the work we are doing here in UL". Maeve is funded by the Irish Cancer Society and is researching breast cancer metastasis in Dr Pat Kiely's group (Department of Life Sciences and MSSI).