SSPC News & Events

SSPC Publication: Isolation of Itraconazole Nanostructured Microparticles via Spray Drying with Rational Selection of Optimum Base for Successful Reconstitution and Compaction

Congratulations to Kate McComiskey on her third first author publication with Alan McDonagh as second author, SSPC at Trinity College Dublin.

Isolation of Itraconazole Nanostructured Microparticles via Spray Drying with Rational Selection of Optimum Base for Successful Reconstitution and Compaction

PhD position at Maynooth University

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Applications are invited for a PhD studentship, funded by SSPC, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Pharmaceuticals and based in the Soft Matter and Biophysical Chemistry group in the Department of Chemistry at Maynooth University. This is an experimental physical chemistry/biological physics project that will investigate the role of chemical modification of proteins in altering protein-protein interactions and assembly behaviour.

Udaya Khandivilli awarded SSPC Education & Engagement Champion

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Udaya completed a PhD in 2018 under the supervision of Prof. Anita Maguire and Dr Simon Lawrence at the University of Cork, he transitioned to the University of Limerick to work as a Postdoctoral researcher with Dr Pat Frawley in May 2018 and is now employed at Janssen Ireland as an API Manufacturing and Process Expert.

From Cork to Normandy, Dr Carol McCarthy's SSPC journey

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Having completed her PhD in 2018 under the supervision of Dr Abina Crean at University College Cork, Carol worked on an SSPC project called, 'Drug Dissolution from Mesoporous Silica Systems'. During her time with the Centre, Carol had an industrial placement with Pfizer, Newbridge and an international placement at the labs of Prof. Lynn Taylor at Purdue. Carol is now working as a Regulatory Site Officer at Sanofi France, Le Trait, Normandy.

Dr Cian Kingston's research journey

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Cian received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from University College Dublin in 2017 under the supervision of Professor Pat Guiry. During his time with SSPC, Cian conducted funded placements in the research groups of Professors’ Mark Lautens and Phil Baran at The University of Toronto and The Scripps Research Institute, respectively. Upon completion of his PhD he returned to Professor Baran’s lab as a postdoctoral fellow where he is currently focused on the development and mechanistic investigation of practical synthetic methods.

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