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Seamus Martin

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Seamus Martin is the Smurfit Chair of Molecular Genetics (since 1999) at The Smurfit Institute of Genetics, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He is a PhD graduate of the National University of Ireland and was a post-doc with Ivan Roitt at University College London, and then with Doug Green at La Jolla, California. His lab is interested in the interplay between signals for cell death and inflammation. We are currently interested in how IL-1 family cytokines become processed, activated and released and the role of the latter cytokines as canonical DAMPs. We are also interested in when and how Fas and TRAIL promote inflammation and how cell stress-induced inflammation is initiated. Seamus was elected to The Royal Irish Academy of Sciences in 2006, to the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) in 2009 and served as President of the European Cell Death Organization (ECDO) from 2016-2018. He is an author of the 11th, 12th and 13th Editions of ‘Essential Immunology’and is Editor-in-Chief of The FEBS Journal (since 2014).