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Biochemist , researcher

Mark O'Driscoll, Irish biochemist, researcher. Recipient College Scholar award, National University Ireland University College, 1991-1995, Young Investigator award, Ataxia-Telargiectasia, 2003; fellow, Medical Research Council, 1999—2002, Leukemia Research Fund, 2002-2005; grantee, Medical Research Council United Kingdom, 1999—2002, Leukemia Research Foundation, United Kingdom, 1999—2002, since 2002; Cruk Senior Research fellow, since 2007.


O'Driscoll, Mark was born on August 20, 1974 in Cork, Ireland. Arrived in England, 1995. Son of John and Patricia O'Driscoll.


Bachelor of Science first class honors, University College Cork, 1995. Doctor of Philosophy, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, 1999.


Research scientist Medical Research Council Cell Mutation Unit, Sussex, England, 1999—2002, Genome Damage and Stability Center University Sussex, since 2002.


  • Achievements include being involved in the identification & description of a novel human DNA ligase (LiG4 syndrome), the first clinically defined human condition associated with defective DNA non-homologous pathway. Being involved in the identification of the first genetic defect in the human primordial dwarfism condition called Seckel syndrome. Research in the human DNA damage response, specifically ataxia telangiectasla and Rad3-related function.


  • Other Work

    • Reviewer, manuscript referee: EmBo Reports, Genes Chromosomes Cancer, Pediatrics, Human Molecular Genetics, Journal Cell Science, Journal Medical Genetics, DNA Repair, EmBo Journal, Oncogene, Current Biology and Molecular Cell Biology, commissioning editor: British Medical Bulletin.


  • Other Interests

    Fishing, reading, history.


John O'Driscoll

Patricia O'Driscoll