Irish Research Council Funding Award

We are delighted to announce Java’s recent funding success with the Irish Research Council 2013 Employment Based Programme. This is an innovative scheme of Postgraduate Scholarships to highly promising researchers in Ireland, co-funding them to work with an Enterprise Partner while studying for a postgraduate degree.
This is the second year of the initiative and the Irish Research Council have advised that the applications received were of an excellent standard. Following review by an International Assessment Board, the team at Java are delighted that the application by Ms Bríd Holohan – one of our Research Scientists – was successful.
Bríd will pursue a Masters by Research commencing January 2014, supervised internally here at Java Clinical Research by Dr James Mc Redmond, Chief Scientific Officer, in collaboration with Dr Patricia Maguire, lecturer in the School Of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science, UCD Conway Institute.
The research aims to develop robust methods for quantification of proteins from clinical samples and use these methods to identify proteomic markers of disease using platelets from patients with cardiovascular disease. This research complements Java’s unique area of expertise is the application of complex laboratory procedures to address particular questions of interest in early stage clinical research. We develop procedures used in academic research and customise them for use in clinical studies. By implementing complex procedures in a clinical trial, we combine our knowledge and experience to help clients achieve their scientific goals. We have particular expertise in the acquisition and analysis of non-standard samples for proteomic or transcriptomic biomarkers, and in trials requiring assessments of platelet function or inflammatory markers.
The team at Java are very grateful for this opportunity to increase our research & development activities, enhance the skills of our team and deepen our collaborations with academic researchers.