Archives: Speakers.

Peter Iles-Smith

Peter has some 40 years experience in the development of technology solutions and automation within regulated industries, most recently as a Senior Director with GSK. A chemical engineer, Peter started his career in the process automation industry looking at ways to better control and optimise complex chemical, nuclear and oil & gas processes. Peter has… Read more »

Andy Keating

Working within Academia and Industry, Andy Keating has over 25 years’ experience in the design, manufacture, and supply of analytical scientific instrumentation. He is currently the Sector Sales Manager for Life Sciences within HORIBA UK Ltd.

Peter Penn

Culture media validation is frequently seen as something to be avoided due to the time it takes. It is not as bad as it is perceived and spending a little time getting this right will pay dividends. Sometimes the pudding is over egged. Tests done which do not make any sense and because others have… Read more »

Prof Abina Crean

Prof Abina Crean is a Professor of Pharmaceutics at the School of Pharmacy, University College Cork (UCC), and a Medicines theme leader in the SSPC, the SFI Research Centre for Pharmaceuticals. She leads a Pharmaceutical Technology research group in UCC focused on the development and manufacture of high quality, effective pharmaceutical formulations through thorough investigation of… Read more »

Dr Dikshitkumar Khamar

Dr Dikshitkumar Khamar (Kumar) is the Head of Analytical Science and Technology at Sanofi in Ireland. Kumar’s group is responsible for analytical transfers from development into commercial sites, analytical support of commercial manufacturing, innovation, transformation projects and support of technology transfers of commercial products within the biologics, speciality care network. Kumar has worked in product process… Read more »

Prof Sarah Hudson

Prof Sarah Hudson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Sciences, Bernal Institute, University of Limerick and a Materials theme leader and funded investigator in the SSPC, the SFI Research Centre for Pharmaceuticals. Her research focuses on the development of challenging therapeutic molecules, including enzymes and peptides into medicines. Sarah engages and supports… Read more »

Prof Damien Thompson

Professor Damien Thompson is Professor of Molecular Modelling at University of Limerick and Director of SSPC the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) National Research Centre for Pharmaceuticals. He leads a research team in computational design of advanced materials at the Bernal Institute at University of Limerick. His group partners with world leading experimental and industry partners… Read more »

Padraig Culbert

Padraig is CEO of Connect Academy , a business that specialises in advising Life Science companies on solutions that leverage Human Factors to deliver business outcomes. In particular, Connect Academy implements Picomto Digital Work Instructions so as to dramatically reduce human error and deliver important benefits to companies. Padraig has a substantial background in Higher Education and, for the… Read more »

Jan-Dirk Spoering

Jan-Dirk Spoering studied biology and biotechnology, receiving his M.Sc. at the University of Muenster in Germany. Afterwards, he did his PhD focusing on biocatalysis in non-conventional media at the research center in Juelich, Germany in the group of Prof. Rother. Currently he works as a Business Development Manager at Enzymaster Deutschland GmbH and looks for… Read more »