Young Investigator Award

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ISHG Young Investigator Awards

The ISHG Young Investigator award is awarded for the best oral presentation at the ISHG annual conference. Eligibility for the ISHG Young Investigator Award is restricted to clinicians in training, graduate students or young postdoctoral fellows presenting work done during their PhD projects. Additional prizes are awarded for best postgraduate and best postdoctoral work presented.

Awards from 2007 meeting

Young Investigator Award: (Postgraduate Oral Presentation) Mr William Gilks, Neuropsychiatric Genetics Research Group, IMM & Dept. of Psychiatry, Trinity College Dublin

Best Postgraduate Poster Presentation: Ms Evelyn Skehan, Dept of Pathology, University College Cork

Best Postdoctoral Oral Presentation: Dr Anne-Marie Murphy, The National Centre for Inherited Metabolic Disorders (NCIMD) and National Centre for Medical Genetics (NCMG), Dublin

Best Postdoctoral Poster Presentation: Dr Elaine Kenny, Neuropsychiatric Genetics Research Group, IMM and Dept. of Psychiatry, Trinity College Dublin


Previous Awards


Vivienne McConnell
Identification of a locus for exudative age-related macular degeneration
V McConnell, G Silvestri, AE Hughes. Depts of Medical Genetics and Ophthalmology & Vision Science, Queen's University Belfast.


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A. Aherne
Identification of an IMPDH1 mutation in autosomal dominant Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP10)
A Aherne, A Kennan, S Bowne, SP Daiger, MM Humphries, GJ Farrar, P Kenna, P Humphries. The Ocular Genetics Unit, Trinity College Dublin 2 and Human Genetics Centre and Dept. of Ophthalmology, University of Texas, Houston.


Shane McKee
Benign Familial Infantile Convulsions - a clinically and genetically heterogeneous disorder
SA McKee & AE Hughes. Dept of Medical Genetics, Queen's University Belfast.


A. Friel
Investigating the presence and expression of the AZF candidate genes in a group of patients suffering from male infertility.
A Friel, M Maher, M Glennon,T Smith, A Nolan, D Egan, JA Houghton. National Diagnostics Centre, BioResearch Ireland, National University of Ireland; Fertility Unit, University College Hospital; Dept of Microbiology, National University of Ireland, Galway.


Inge Pedersen
Altered imprinting and loss of heterzygosity of the paternally expressed gene PEG1 in breast cancer.
I. Pedersen, P. Dervan, D. Broderick, M. Harrison, N. Miller, E. Delaney, O'Shea D, McGoldrick A, Keating G,Tobin B, McCann A. Dept of Pathology, Biotechnology Centre, University College Dublin and Mater Misericordiae Hospital.


Collette Hand
The autosomal recessive Congential Hereditary Endothelial Dystrophy (CHED) gene is mapped to chromosome 20p by homozygosity mapping.
CK Hand, DL Harmon, SM Kennedy, J Susan Fitzsimon, LMT Collum, NA Parfrey, Dept of Pathology, University College Dublin and St Vincent's Hospital, Dublin 4, Ireland. Dept of Pathology and Ophthalmology, Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Dublin 2, Ireland.


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