Steve graduated from Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London with a joint honours degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry before completing a PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge. During his PhD he was awarded an Elmore Medical Research Fellowship and it was during this fellowship that his interests in the regulation of the mammalian cell cycle and proteomics began. He was Wellcome Lecturer in the University of Liverpool before moving to University College Dublin where he is currently Professor of Proteomics in the School of Medicine and the UCD Conway Institute. He is a lead investigator in the Dublin based ‘Prostate Cancer Research Consortium’ , a member of the first Global Action Plan initiative launched by Movember and more recently, with Professor Oliver FitzGerald, member of an EU inflammatory arthritis research consortium: ‘MIAMI’. His research team (www.biomedicalproteomics.org) work closely with clinical colleagues to use a range of proteomics platforms to discover protein biomarkers to meet specific unmet needs including in oncology and inflammatory disease. To progress these biomarkers to potential clinical diagnostic assays the team has established a dedicated laboratory for targeted multiplexed protein biomarker measurement and clinical evaluation.
Steve has been awarded a Beit Memorial Fellowship and received a Sir Henry Wellcome Commemorative Award for Innovative Research. He serves on the editorial boards of several journals, and is currently vice-president of the British Society for Proteome Research, a general council member of the European Proteomics Association and is the Chair of the Local Organising Committee for the forthcoming annual congress of the Human Proteome Organisation – HUPO2017 Dublin.
Prof Stephen R Pennington
Professor of Proteomics
School of Medicine, UCD Conway Institute
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
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