Prof. Seamus Martin Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

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Seamus Martin is the holder of the Smurfit Chair of Medical Genetics (since 1999), within the Smurfit Institute of Genetics, at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He has an international reputation in the field of programmed cell death (apoptosis), which plays a key role in the development and function of the... read moreimmune system, and is one of the most highly cited scientists in the world on this topic. He was elected to the Royal Irish Academy in 2006, to the European Molecular Biology Organisation in 2009 and received The RDS/Irish Times Boyle Medal in 2015, Ireland's highest scientific honor. The Martin Laboratory is supported by an ERC Advanced grant as well as an Irish Research Council Advanced Laureate Award.

Seamus is a PhD graduate of The National University of Ireland (1990) and has held post-doctoral fellowships at University College London, UK (1990-1993) and The University of California, San Diego, USA (1994-1997). He is a co-author of the 11th, 12th and 13th editions of the classic Immunology textbook 'Essential Immunology' and is Editor-in-Chief of The FEBS Journal, a leading Life Sciences journal (published every 2 weeks). Prof. Martin is the past President of the European Cell Death Organization (ECDO) from 2017-2019, an international professional society that organizes major scientific meetings annually.

He serves (or has previously served) as an editorial board member and receiving editor of several journals including: Cell Reports (Cell press), Science Signaling (AAAS), The FEBS Journal (FEBS Press & Wiley), Oncogene (Nature Publishing Group), The Journal of Biological Chemistry (ASBMB), Cell Death and Differentiation (Nature Publishing Group), Oncogenesis (Nature Publishing Group) and FEBS Open Bio (FEBS Press & Wiley).