Dr Jakki Cooney

Funded Investigator Manufacturing
University of Limerick


Dr Jakki Cooney studied at Trinity College Dublin (B.A. Mod. Biochemistry, & Ph.D. Molecular Microbiology). Since 2007 she has been a Lecturer in Cellular and Structural Biology at the University of Limerick. Dr Cooney has over 25 years’ experience as a Microbiologist and Protein Chemist. Her research interests lie in the analysis of protein structure, function, and catalysis, specifically relating to the role of proteases in bacterial-host interactions. She has attracted >€2M in funding from both National (including SFI, EI and IRC) and International (Sweden, New Zealand) funding agencies. Her career is built on her international experience within the University of Limerick; Lund University, Sweden; University of Victoria, Canada; Massey University, New Zealand and GSK, US. She has published highly cited, high impact papers in both microbiology and biochemistry.

Research Expertise

Structural Biology


Virulence Factors

Protein Chemistry



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