Patrick Buckley


B.Sc., Ph.D.


Patrick Buckley graduated with a Bsc. Hons in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from DIT. In 2005, he completed a PhD in Clinical Genetics entitled “Development and Application of Microarray-Based Comparative Genomic Hybridization – Analysis of Neurofibromatosis Type-2, Schwannomatosis and related tumours” in the group of Professor Jan Dumanski at the Department of Genetics and Pathology, Rudbeck Laboratory, Uppsala University, Sweden.

Moving back to Ireland, he spent two years in the Medical Devices Department within the Irish Medicines Board (now HPRA), before moving to the Department of Cancer Genetics at The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Patrick received an Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET) Post-Doctoral Fellowship in 2007 and was appointed to a lecturering position in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics, RCSI in 2010.

In 2011, Patrick moved to Beaumont Hospital to establish the Molecular Pathology Laboratory, which is now an ISO15189 accredited genomics core facility for clinical molecular testing across all traditional pathology departments. His research interests include genetic and epigenetic analysis of central nervous system tumours and has published in a number of high impact journals in the area of cancer research. He is co-founder and secretary of the Irish Molecular Diagnostics Network, a member of the Molecular Diagnostic Subgroup at the Faculty of Pathology, Royal College of Physicians in Ireland, a member of the Special Advisory Group for Oncology at CEQAS and a member of the Molecular Diagnostics advisory body at the Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine.


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