Prof. Mary Anne O´Connell, Ph.D.

Prof. Mary Anne O´Connell, Ph.D.

Research Group Leader Senior

Research Group Leader Senior

EMBO Member


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

24. Aug. 2020

Vědci z CEITEC odhalili důležité souvislosti vzácné formy epilepsie

Mezinárodní tým vědců, včetně Jiřího Sedmíka a Liama Keegana, pod vedením profesorky Mary O´Connellové z CEITEC Masarykovy univerzity, dokázal, jak…

8. July 2020

Karel Riha From CEITEC Was Elected as a New EMBO Member

Press release The prestigious European Molecular Biology Organisation, EMBO, based in Heidelberg (Germany) has officially announced the names of its…

7. July 2020

Researcher Contracts Under Strain as Economic Recession Looms

Covid-19 worsens the already precarious scenario for scientists on short-term contracts. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the need for…

29. June 2020

MSCA ITN – A Unique Opportunity for Prospective PhD Students

Press Release The Mary O’Connell RNA and Immunity Research Group at CEITEC Masaryk University will take part in a three-year MSCA ITN project, along…

21. May 2020

Čeští vědci si připsali objev neznámé části RNA

Pomocí metod chemické biologie se odborníkům otevírají možnosti výzkumu nových RNA modifikací zejména ve virech a bakteriích, díky čemuž je usnadněno…

17. Apr. 2020

Scientists From CEITEC Revealed the Role of ADAR RNA Editing in Neurogeneration and Immunity

In an international collaboration between two research teams, scientists, including Anzer Khan from CEITEC Masaryk University and Patricia Deng from…

30. Mar. 2020

Researchers From CEITEC 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.




  • 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
  • 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









  • ADAR RNA editing; how immune systems and brains breach The Central Dogma, Grantová agentura ČR, 2021 - 2025
  • ADAR RNA editing; how immune systems and brains breach The Central Dogma, Grantová agentura ČR, 2021 - 2025
  • ROles of ePitranscriptomic in diseasES, , 2020 - 2024
  • Integration of RNA Biology for Next-Generation Scientists, , 2021 - 2023
  • 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