Irish Indian Doctor Dinesh Medipally wins prestigious IRC Postdoc Fellowship Award

Dr. Dinesh Medipally has been awarded a prestigious Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship by the Irish Research Council (IRC). IRC postdoc fellowships are globally recognized, highly competitive and are given to outstanding fellows to continue their research. Dinesh will carry out research on developing a novel methodology for the detection of clinically significant prostate cancer with Prof. Lorraine Brennan and Dr Antoinette Perry from University College Dublin and Prof. Fiona Lyng and Dr Aidan Meade from Technological University Dublin.

The IRC fellowships announced by Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD, aim to ‘support a pipeline of research talent which will be at the forefront of addressing the many challenges and opportunities we face.’

Dinesh came to Ireland in 2011 to pursue research masters in Biomedical and Bimolecular sciences in UCD where he graduated in 2013. In his research masters, he investigated ‘the role of Anillin Protein in ER positive breast cancer.’ He joined PHD in 2015 in TU Dublin in the department of physics, clinical and optometric sciences.

Dinesh’s PHD project ‘Vibrational spectroscopy of blood plasma for prostate cancer diagnosis and monitoring treatment outcome’ was supervised by Prof. Fiona Lyng and Dr Aidan Meade. Following the successful and innovative research, Dinesh was awarded doctorate in 2020. Currently he is working as a postdoctoral researcher in Radiation and Environmental Science Centre, TU Dublin.

Dinesh has published 10 research articles in highly reputed international journals and received eight grants and awards for his line of work. He also serves as a peer reviewer and editorial board member for various international journals.

Dinesh plans to join University College Dublin as postdoctoral fellow in November, 2021.

He hails from Hyderabad, Telangana.

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