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Dr Dirk Fey


Dirk Fey

Research Fellow
School of Medicine
01 716 6310
University College Dublin, School of Medicine, Systems Biology Ireland Temple Street Dublin 1


Dirk leads the Cancer Dynamics and Modelling group in Systems Biology Ireland. His aim is a quantitative understanding of cancer related signalling networks across the scales ranging from the intracellular to the organism level. He holds a PhD with “European” distinction from the University of Liege, Belgium and a MEng in Engineering Cybernetics from the University of Stuttgart. Dirk’s career path included industry and several academic institutions, including BASF Ludwigshafen and Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia. He has won several scientific prizes, most recently the Irish Laboratory Award 2017 for Collaboration Achievement. Curriculum Vitae 11/2015 - present Research Fellow (group leader), Systems Biology Ireland & School of Medicine, University College Dublin 02/2011 - 11/2015 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Systems Biology Ireland, University College Dublin 03/2009 - 02/2011 PhD student, Systems Biology, Groupe Interdisciplinaire de Génoprotéomique Appliquée and PhD student, Systems & Modeling, Institute Montefiore, University of Liege, Belgium 10/2007 - 02/2009 PhD student, Industrial Control Centre, Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Univerisity of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK 01/2007 - 09/2007 PhD student, Systems Biology group, Hamilton Insitute, National University Ireland Maynooth 06/2006 - 10/2006 BASF Chemical Company Ludwigshafen, Germany 09/2005 - 04/2006 Master thesis, Daniel Baugh Institute for functional genomics and computational biology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA 10/2001 - 03/2007 Studies Engineering Cybernetics (Master), University of Stuttgart, Germany Awards: 25/05/2017 1st prize Collaboration Achievement, Irish Laboratory Awards 03/02/2017 1st prize World Cancer Day Flash Talks, University College Dublin (UCD Conway news) 25/03/2015 Finalist NDRC FutureHealth pre-accelerator programme (Irish Medical Times, UCD Conway Institute news) 10/09/2014 1st prize Cell Biology (moderated poster), Conway Festival of Research and Innovation, University College Dublin 31/03/2011 Awarded the "European" label for the PhD by the University of Liege 20/01/2009 1st prize Dynamic Systems and Applications (oral presentation), Research Presentation Day, University of Strathclyde 24/06/2008 International Travel Grant, Royal Academy of Engineering 05/09/2007 University Postgraduate Scholorship, University of Strathclyde 20/07/2005 Stipend of the German Academic Exchange Service for preparing master thesis abroad 26/04/2005 Stipend


  • PhD
    University of Liege