Prof. Kevin Kavanagh

Funded Investigator Molecule 2
Maynooth University


Kevin has research interests in fungal biology and in development of novel antimicrobial agents for use in the clinic. Expertise in areas such as in vivo antimicrobial toxicity and activity evaluation,  in vitro susceptibility testing, proteomic response of pathogens to new therapies and HPLC analysis of secondary metabolite production by fungi. Kevin has graduated 38 PhD students since appointment in 1995 and  published over 170 peer reviewed papers. He had launched two spin out companies and actively collaborates with a number of major industries. Current projects involve optimising antimicrobial peptide production for clincial use and development of novel technologies for removal of biofilms in pharma industry.

Research Expertise

Label free proteomic

Antimicrobial susceptibility testing

In vivo toxicity evaluation

HPLC analysis


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