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About NUI Galway
About NUI Galway
Since 1845, NUI Galway has been sharing the highest quality teaching and research with Ireland and the world. Find out what makes our University so special – from our distinguished history to the latest news and campus developments.
Colleges & Schools
Colleges & Schools
NUI Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching across a rang of key areas of expertise.
Business & Industry
Guiding Breakthrough Research at NUI Galway
We explore and facilitate commercial opportunities for the research community at NUI Galway, as well as facilitating industry partnership.
- Alumni, Friends & Supporters
At NUI Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
Dr. Muriel Grenon
School of Natural Sciences
Art & Science Building
W: www.cellexplorers.com @cellexplorers
|Project||Start Date||End Date|
|Cell EXPLORERS - national expansion of a sustainable public engagement model||01-JAN-15||31-DEC-16|
|”Creation of a student‐led primary school outreach activity in Cellular Biology and Biotechnology”||01-FEB-12||30-NOV-12|
|“Conservation of the tumor suppressor ING2 functions in the eukaryotic DNA damage response”||01-JAN-12||31-AUG-12|
|Eukaryotic response to DNA damage||01-APR-08||31-MAR-13|
|“Study of histones H3 and H4 post-translational modifications in Rad9 recruitment to chromatin as an early step of DNA damage checkpoint activation”||01-OCT-05||30-SEP-08|
Peer Reviewed Journals
|(2013)|| 'Site-Specific Phosphorylation of the DNA Damage Response Mediator Rad9 by Cyclin-Dependent Kinases Regulates Activation of Checkpoint Kinase 1'
Abreu, CM,Kumar, R,Hamilton, D,Dawdy, AW,Creavin, K,Eivers, S,Finn, K,Balsbaugh, JL,O'Connor, R,Kiely, PA,Shabanowitz, J,Hunt, DF,Grenon, M,Lowndes, NF (2013) 'Site-Specific Phosphorylation of the DNA Damage Response Mediator Rad9 by Cyclin-Dependent Kinases Regulates Activation of Checkpoint Kinase 1'. Plos Genetics, 9 (4) [DOI] [Details]
|(2011)|| 'Eukaryotic DNA damage checkpoint activation in response to double-strand breaks'
Finn K, Lowndes NF, Grenon M (2011) 'Eukaryotic DNA damage checkpoint activation in response to double-strand breaks'. Life Sciences, [DOI] [Details]
|(2010)|| 'MRN and the race to the break'
Rupnik A, Lowndes NF, Grenon M (2010) 'MRN and the race to the break'. Chromosoma, 119 (2):115-135 [DOI] [Details]
|(2007)|| 'Docking onto chromatin via the Saccharomyces cerevisiae Rad9 Tudor domain'
Grenon, M,Costelloe, T,Jimeno, S,O'Shaughnessy, A,FitzGerald, J,Zgheib, O,Degerth, L,Lowndes, NF (2007) 'Docking onto chromatin via the Saccharomyces cerevisiae Rad9 Tudor domain'. Yeast, 24 :105-119 [DOI] [Details]
|(2006)|| 'Double-strand breaks trigger MRX- and Mec1-dependent, but Tel1-independent, checkpoint activation'
Grenon, M,Magill, CP,Lowndes, NF,Jackson, SP (2006) 'Double-strand breaks trigger MRX- and Mec1-dependent, but Tel1-independent, checkpoint activation'. Fems Yeast Research, 6 :836-847 [DOI] [Details]
|(2006)|| 'Multiple approaches to study S. cerevisiae Rad9, a prototypical checkpoint protein'
O'Shaughnessy AM, Grenon M, Gilbert C, Toh GW, Green CM, Lowndes NF (2006) 'Multiple approaches to study S. cerevisiae Rad9, a prototypical checkpoint protein'. Methods Enzymol, 409 :131-150 [DOI] [Details]
|(2001)|| 'Checkpoint activation in response to double-strand breaks requires the Mre11/Rad50/Xrs2 complex'
Grenon, M,Gilbert, C,Lowndes, NF (2001) 'Checkpoint activation in response to double-strand breaks requires the Mre11/Rad50/Xrs2 complex'. Nature Cell Biology, 3 :844-847 [Details]
Honours and Awards
|2013||Outstanding Contribution to STEM||Galway Science and Technology Festival|
|2012||NUI Galway||Postgraduate certificate in Teaching and learning||Teaching and learning in Higher education|
|2009||Paris Sud XI||Habilitation||Hbailitation a diriger les recherches - Molecular Genetics|
|1998||Paris Sud XI||PhD||Cellular and Molecular Genetics|
SFI Discovering Science and Engineering 2013: The Cell EXPLORERS roadshow
Wellcome Trust people award Summer 2013. Cell EXPLORERS, a pilot programme toward sustainable public engagement within universities
NUIG EXPLORE programme 2013: ReelLife Science, in collaboration with Dr Enda O'Connell
Biochemical Society 2012 - The Cell EXPLORERS show
Royal Dublin Society 2012 lecture Bursary - Fantastic DNA!
NUIG EXPLORE programme 2012: The Cell EXPLORERS show
NUIG EXPLORE programme 2012: Creation of a student-led primary school outreach activity in cellular Biology and Biotechnology
Recent Postgraduate Students
|Term/Year||Module Title||Module Code||Subject / Desc|
|2013-2015||Biochemistry for 1st year preclinical students|
|Name||Description of Collaboration|
Andrew Flaus, Centre for Chromosome Biology, School of Natural Sciences, NUI Galway
|Name||Organisation / Institute||Country||Description of Collaboration|
Remy Pedeux, School of Medicine, Rennes University, France