Professor Richard Kennedy

  • Professor Richard Kennedy

RESEARCH FOCUS

The Stratified Medicine Group focuses on the following areas:

a) Characterisation of a molecular group in solid cancers that represents an innate immune response to DNA damage through the STING pathway.
b) Development of a gene expression based biomarker panel that can identify pathways related to the hallmarks of cancer and guide patient therapy.

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RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

Professor Kennedy is open to PhD applications in the fields of;

  • Characterisation of a molecular group in solid cancers that represents an innate immune response to DNA damage through the STING pathway

  • Development of a gene expression based biomarker panel that can identify pathways related to the hallmarks of cancer and guide patient therapy

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PUBLIC OUTREACH AND KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Professor Kennedy is the Global Vice President of Almac Diagnostics, a spin-out company from Queen's University that currently employs over 120 people.

  • Along with Nuala McCabe he is responsible for the discovery and development of biomarkers for clinical trials and run a joint research programme between QUB and Almac.

 

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Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biological Sciences

Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology

Research students

PhD Title: Evaluation of mixed models in the analysis of longitudinal biomarker data in cancer studies  


Name: Sophia Halliday
Years of Study: 2016-2019
Country: United Kingdom

  

Research students

Cathal McKinney


PhD Title: Consensus subtyping of Prostrate Cancer

13/10/2017 → 31/08/2021

UK

Enya Scanlon


PhD Title: A bioinformatics approach to identifying ulcerative colitis patients at risk of developing colorectal cancer

01/10/2016 → 31/08/2020

UK

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