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Belfield, Dublin 4


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Emma Leacy

Ph.D Student 

Trinity College Dublin

I am currently a Ph.D Student in the Department of Clinical Medicine at TCD. I'm based in the Translational Medicine Institute where my research is supervised by Prof. Mark Little and Dr.Gareth Brady. I aim to uncover the metabolomic changes in monocytes in ANCA-Associated Vasculitis (AAV) using LC-MS.

Student Shortlist for IMSS 2019 €1,000 Bursary Award

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Alvaro Lopez Gallardo

Research Assistant

Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre

University College Cork

I graduated with a B.Sc in Industrial Chemical Engineering from the University of Seville. I joined Dr. Susan Joyce’s research group within APC Microbiome Ireland at UCC in 2015 working towards a Ph.D. My current projects include investigations for potential biomarkers in IBD patients and gut metabolite alterations by psychotropic drugs.

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Anthony Grey

Ph.D Student 

Dublin City University

I am a Ph.D student in organic geochemistry under the supervision of Dr. Brian Kelleher in DCU. My research involves the extraction and analysis of organic matter from a range of environmental samples. The main objectives of these studies include (i) investigating natural cycling of organic matter, (ii) tracing the fate of organic matter in the environment and, (iii) investigating the contribution of microbial processes to carbon cycling in soil.