Congratulations to Andrew Kellett, an Associate Professor of Inorganic and Medicinal Chemistry in the School of Chemical Sciences at Dublin City University (DCU) for securing SSPC’s Director’s Award for Investigator of the Year. Andrew completed his BSc (Hons.) in Chemistry from Maynooth University (MU) and his PhD at the Technological University Dublin (TUD).
He started his independent career at DCU in 2011 and his research interests focus on the discovery of metal-based drugs, artificial gene editing, and DNA damage and repair. He is the coordinator of back-to-back multi-million EU funded Marie Curie Training Networks called ClickGene and NATURE-ETN. His lab is supported by Science Foundation Ireland, the Irish Research Council, and SFI centres: SSPC, the SFI Research Centre for Pharmaceuticals, and CÚRAM.
Andrew is an investigator in SSPC’s Molecules III and has published extensively within this theme, including recent work in Nucleic Acids Research (2021 & 2022) and Angewandte Chemie (2022), established new industry funded collaborations with MSD Carlow and Nanotemper GmbH, and filed two patents in the area of gene-directed therapies.
All publications here.