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Rob Elmes named SSPC Investigator of the Year
June 13, 2024

Maynooth University‘s Associate Professor, Rob Elmes has been named SSPC Researcher of the Year 2023. Rob’s research interests lie in the fields of Supramolecular Chemistry and Chemical Biology where the group is trying to develop areas in both health- and nano- science. Rob’s current research concerns designing biomimetic materials as drug delivery vehicles, diagnostic tools, antitumor therapeutics and environmental sensors. He is a strong publisher with >50 publications in recent years in prestigious journals such as Chemical Science, Chemical Communications and Chem.

His team created a new molecule to tackle antimicrobial resistance. Published in the journal Chem last year, the study demonstrated for the first time the use of table salt to cause cell death in bacteria. Rob Res and his team at Maynooth University were part of an international study that created a new molecule to kill bacteria that have developed antimicrobial resistance (AMR), supported by SSPC and the Irish Research Council.

Irish researchers create new molecule to tackle antimicrobial resistance

Earlier this year Rob announced a new SSPC research partnership with Icelandic biotechnology start-up Axelyf, working with Dr Örn Almarsson, CEO. The collaboration aims to impact patients’ lives through the development of next-generation delivery technologies for emerging therapeutics, such as the mRNA class of compounds.

SSPC project launched to find drug delivery breakthroughs

Rob Elmes pictured receiving his award from SSPC Director, Prof. Damien Thompson.


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