Prof. Mary Anne O´Connell, Ph.D.

Prof. Mary Anne O´Connell, Ph.D.

Research Group Leader


Phone: +420 54949 5460
Research group: ERA Chair - RNA and Immunity - Mary O´Connell

30. Mar. 2020

Researchers From CEITEC MU Found Important Links Behind Rare Neurological Disease

An international team of researchers including Jiri Sedmik and Liam Keegan, led by Research Group Leader Mary O´Connell from CEITEC Masaryk…

11. Feb. 2020

International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2020

As we celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 11 February 2020, we are reminded of the need to honour the contribution of…

22. Jan. 2020

Interview with Prof. Mary O’Connell – ERA Chair: How is ERA Chair changing the Czech research environment?

Interview with Professor Mary O'Connell focuses on the ERA Chair (H2020 SEWP) to support universities and research institutes in attracting and…

26. Sept. 2019

PI Seminars Connect Research Teams with Students

Každý pátek po celý semestr hostí kampus semináře, které mají bořit bariéry mezi laboratořemi i mezi vědci a studenty. Provázat výzkumné…

13. Sept. 2019

People Are the Most Valuable Resources at CEITEC. Find out More About Mary O'Connell´s and Zdenek Farka´s Research

The most valuable resources at CEITEC are scientists and experts who have the knowledge and skills to work with unique devices. Two reports …

1. July 2019

In conversation with Mary O’Connell: an Irish scientist in Brno

Prof. Mary O’Connell, the group leader of the research group RNA and Immunity at CEITEC, discusses her scientific voyage across borders and cultures,…

12. June 2019

A molecular biologist of CEITEC MU among the world leaders in her field

Štěpánka Vaňáčová of CEITEC Institute at Masaryk University has been elected a member of the highly reputable European Molecular Biology Organization…

30. Apr. 2019

The rising profile of CEITEC

An EU venture is helping to upgrade a Czech university and the association of organisations in which it is a key participant. Founded in 1919 in…

16. Apr. 2018

Interview with Mary O´Connell for The RNA Society: You will have your ups-and-downs…

Mary O'Connell, a member of The RNA Society and group leader of the research group ERA Chair - RNA and Immunity at CEITEC, provided an interview…

21. June 2017

A scientist from MU has become a member of a prestigious molecular biology organization

Mary O'Connell, CEITEC MU, was recently elected a member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). A recognised scientist Mary O…

9. June 2017

ERA CHAIR Conference – Nucleid Acids and Immunity 2017 is over

The organizers of the second conference on Nucleic Acids and Immunity; Mary O´Connell and Liam Keegan are very happy with the success of the conference.  The conference hosted over one hundred participants with approximately twenty…

Publications that are part of the Web of Science database, possibly also other publications chosen by authors.




  • Jantsch, MF; Quattrone, A; O´Connell, M; Helm, M; Frye, M; Macias-Gonzales, M; Ohman, M; Ameres, S; Willems, L; Fuks, F; Oulas, A; Vanacova, S; Nielsen, H; Bousquet-Antonelli, C; Motorin, Y; Roignant, JY; Balatsos, N; Dinnyes, A; Baranov, P; Kelly, V; Lamm, A; Rechavi, G; Pelizzola, M; Liepins, J; Kholodnyuk, IH; Zammit, V; Ayers, D; Drablos, F; Dahl, JA; Bujnicki, J; Jeronimo, C; Almeida, R; Neagu, M; Costache, M; Bankovic, J; Banovic, B; Kyselovic, J; Valor, LM; Selbert, S; Pir, P; Demircan, T; Cowling, V; Schafer, M; Rossmanith, W; Lafontaine, D; David, A; Carre, C; Lyko, F; Schaffrath, R; Schwartz, S; Verdel, A; Klungland, A; Purta, E; Timotijevic, G; Cardona, F; Davalos, A; Ballana, E; O´Carroll, D; Ule, J; Fray, R, 2018: Positioning Europe for the EPITRANSCRIPTOMICS challenge. RNA BIOLOGY 15(6), p. 829 - 831, doi: 10.1080/15476286.2018.1460996
  • O´Connell, M; Khan, A; Sambrani, N; Novakova, B; Keegan, L, 2018: Deciphering a novel role of ADAR in Drosophila development. FEBS OPEN BIO 8, p. 14 - 14









  • Elucidating the role of the RNA editing enzyme ADAR1 in novel biological pathways and determine its posttranslational regulation., Grantová agentura ČR, 2020 - 2022
  • Generation of stable cell lines for the screening of inhibitors of the ADAR enzymes, Masarykova univerzita, 2020 - 2021
  • CEITEC - Central European Institute of Technology (CZ.1.05/1.1.00/02.0068), Ministerstvo školství, mládeže a tělovýchovy ČR, 2011 - 2015