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Dr. Jennifer McManus

Funded Investigator Manufacturing

Maynooth University


Dr. Jennifer McManus is the Head of the Department of Chemistry and leads the Soft Matter and Biophysical Chemistry research group at Maynooth University. She completed a B.Sc. and Ph.D. in Chemistry at University College Dublin and was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Fribourg and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She established a research group at Maynooth University as a SFI Stokes Lecturer in 2008 and became Head of Department in 2017.


- Protein condensation and phase diagrams
- Self-assembly of soft materials
- Protein aggregation
- Mechanical properties of soft materials and biological tissue
- Bottom up approaches to synthetic biology
- Membrane protein crystallization