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28 May 2024  



NUI Centennial Prizes for Academic Publishing in Medical and Health Sciences each of €5,000 have been awarded to Professor Paul Moynagh, Institute of Immunology at NUI, Maynooth and Dr John J. O’Connell, Department of Medicine in University College Cork. In its recommendations to the University concerning the awarding of the prizes, the Selection Panel commended the excellence of the candidates’ records in publication in terms of the body of work produced, the quality of the journals in which they had published and the overall impact of their research. They also noted that the publications of these candidates reflected well on the research profile of both their respective universities.

Professor Paul MoynaghProfessor Moynagh is currently Director of the Centre of Immunology in NUI Maynooth and has built up a distinguished academic career examining the neurological and chemical effects of inflammation of the brain. He has collaborated both nationally and internationally and has had research published extensively in many peer-reviewed journals including; Journal Biological Chemistry, Journal of Immunology, Biochemical Journal and Neuroscience.

Joe O'ConnellDr Joe O’Connell
is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Medicine in UCC and has made significant contributions to cancer research over the course of his academic career to date, namely in discovering a mechanism of immune invasion of cancer. This discovery has been extremely important to studies of malignancy in cancers such as colon, breast and lung cancer. Dr O’Connell has published extensively, both collaboratively and as a lead author, in many peer-reviewed journals including; International Journal of Biochemistry, Journal of Immunology, Molecular Medicine and the Journal of Pathology.

Graduates of the National University of Ireland and members of staff of the constituent universities and recognised colleges of NUI, whose doctoral degrees were awarded no earlier than 1 January 1990 were eligible to enter for these prizes.

Further information from Dr Attracta Halpin Registrar 01 4392424, e-mail registrar@nui.ie