Chief Executive & Conway Fellow
Director, Centre for Synthesis & Chemical Biology & Professor of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, UCD
Role in SSPC: Strand 1 Co-Lead, PI
Professor Patrick Guiry’s research focuses on synthetic organic chemistry, with interests in both the development of asymmetric synthetic methodology through the application of new chiral ligands in homogeneous metal-catalysed transformations and in the total synthesis of compounds of biological interest.
Professor Guiry initiated the Centre for Synthesis and Chemical Biology, a collaboration in the chemical sciences between University College Dublin (UCD), Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). The centre was established in December 2001 and currently supports 45 principal investigators and their research groups.
Professor Guiry is currently the Director of the Centre of Synthesis and Chemical Biology and a Professor of Synthetic Organic Chemistry at University College Dublin. He was awarded the Boyle Higgins Gold Medal in 2014, and in August 2015 became the first Irish academic to be elected President of the International Scientific Committee of the European Symposium of Organic Chemistry (ESOC).
More information is available on the Guiry group here.
Professor Guiry is the author of > 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, 13 book chapters and 3 patents. He has given more than 110 presentations at international conferences.