Dublin Institute of Technology from 1996-1998, and Karolinska Institute in Stockholm from 1999-2003.
Karolinska Institute, Sweden; University College Dublin and Teagasc Ashtown, Ireland
Teagasc – Irish Food and Development Authority
Favourite thing to do in science: Discovering things that are new or least reported before.
Structure-Function of health benefitting molecules in our food.
My Typical Day
Recovering small molecules from food extracts, examining their beneficial roles to health and determining their structure and levels in our food.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
approachable, honest and genuine
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Neil Young – perhaps the young crowd has not heard of him!
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Rides in PortAventura Theme Park in Salou, Spain.
What did you want to be after you left school?
A medical doctor!
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Yes, for petty things and nothing to do with homeworks!
What was your favourite subject at school?
Physics and Maths
What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?
Developing analytical methods for measuring protein mutants.
What or who inspired you to become a scientist?
For me, becoming scientist was an accidental pleasant surprise. In person, Brian Green, OBE, who I had the fortune to work with for few weeks in Manchester.
If you weren't a scientist, what would you be?
A medical doctor
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
good health, peace and more time!