We said goodbye to several people in 2019/2020, with successful PhD defences from Dr Elise Iracane, Dr João Pacheco, Dr Mihaela Ola and Dr Caoimhe O’Brien. Sadly, the first three graduated by Zoom, but hopefully there will be live ceremonies soon!
Congratulations to a new PhD, Dr Qinxi Ma, viva completed November 30th 2018.
Congratulations Dr Turner! Siobhan completed PhD viva 18th December 2018. Off to Toronto!
Lisa awarded prize for next poster at Irish Fungal Society meeting, Limerick Institute of Technology, June 2017.
Science March Ireland 22nd April 2017
Previous and current lab members outside the Conway Institute, University College Dublin
(left to right) Elise Iracane, Lisa Lombardi, Qinxi Ma, João Pacheco, Siobhán Turner, Prof Geraldine Butler, Kontxi Martinez de San Vicente, Fang Zhao, Paul Donovan, Caoimhe O’Brien, Mihaela Ola
João Pacheco awarded 1st prize in the Science slam during the 6th International Conference on Microbial Communication for Young Scientists (MiCom) in Jena, Germany in March 2017.
Markus Schröder PhD graduation September 2016
Paul Donovan, Kontxi Martinez de San Vicente, Markus, Geraldine, Lisa Lombardi, Qinxi Ma
The great China reunion! August 2016 in Beijing.
Ken Wolfe, Sixiang Sai, Chen Ding, Can Wang, Amy, and Geraldine in front.
Can Wang graduation summer 2016
Mihaela Ola, Ken Wolfe, Geraldine Butler, Can Wang, Linda Holland, Paul Donovan, Qinxi Ma
Geraldine elected to Royal Irish Academy in 2015
Ian O’Donnell, Orla Feely, President Andrew Deeks, Geraldine, and Nicholas Daly
Lab reunion in February 2013
John Synnott, Mary Logue, Ken Wolfe, Geraldine, Claire Kenny, Ann Marie Jennings, Denise Lynch, Linda Holland, Can Wang
Caoimhe O’Brien PhD student, graduated 2020
João Pacheco, PhD student, graduated 2019
Elise Iracane, PhD student, graduated 2019.
Will soon join the Buscaino lab at the University of Kent.
Mihaela Ola, PhD student, graduated 2019
Postdoctoral fellow at RCSI
Dr Lisa Lombardi, post-doc in Ken Wolfe’s lab, UCD.
Qinxi Ma, graduated 2018
Post-doctoral fellow with the Exeter Fungal Group.
Kontxi Martinez, PhD student 2018
University of Zurich
Dr Paul Donovan, PhD student, 2018; Postdoctoral fellow RCSI
Dr Siobhan Turner, PhD student 2017; postdoctoral fellow at The Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute,
University of Toronto
Post-doc Stephen Hammel; Research Management, Science Foundation Ireland
Research Fellow Linda Holland; lecturer at Dublin City University
PhD student 2015, Markus Schroder; consultant bioinformatician, Ireland/US/Switzerland
PhD student 2015, Can Wang; Lecturer at Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China
PhD student 2013, Sarah Maguire; post-doctoral fellow at Imperial College London
PhD Student 2012, Leona Connolly; Genomics Medicine Ireland
PhD student 2012, Alessandro Riccombeni; Senior Bioinformatics Scientist, DNAnexus, Cambridge, UK
PhD student 2012, Denise Lynch; Consulting Bioinformatics Data Scientist at DNA Genotek, Ireland and Canada
Post-doc, Claudia Lindstädt; University of Essex, Colchester, UK
Post-doc Genevieve Vidanes; Senior Scientist at Intrexon Corporation, San Francisco, USA
Research Fellow David Fitzpatrick; Lecturer at National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Post-doc Tristan Rossignol; “Chargé de Recherches” at INRA-AgroParisTech, France
PhD student 2011, Sixiang Sai; Assoc Prof at Binzhou Medical College, China
PhD student 2011; Alessandro Guida, researcher in Italy
PhD student 2011, Chen Ding; Professor at Northeastern University, Shenyang, China.
PhD student 2010, John Synnott; Sales and Marketing Executive at Bio-Sciences, Ireland
PhD student 2008, Anne-Marie Jennings; Clinical Lab Manager, Randox Health, Northern Ireland
PhD student 2007; Mary Logue, Institute of Technology Tallaght
PhD student 2007, Siobhan Mulhern; Medical Science Liaison at Janssen, Pharmaceutical Company, Ireland
PhD student 2007, Claire Kenny; now medical doctor in Ireland
PhD student 2005, Susanne Lalor (Clancy); Programme Manager at Becton Dickinson, Ireland
Research fellow Mary Kelly; Professor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Charles Sturt University, Canberra, Australia
PhD student 2001, Terri Doolin; Clinical study manager, Icon, USA
Post-doc Clifford Taggart; currently Professor in Queen’s University, Belfast
PhD student 1999, Crona O’Conallain; Senior Director Data Sciences at Quintiles, Ireland
PhD student 1999, Roz Anderson (McDonnell); Ass Prof, University of Wisconsin, USA
PhD student 1998, Lorraine King; Regulatory Co-ordinator, Duke University, USA