Harriët Schellekens


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Dr. Harriët Schellekens is a Lecturer in the department of Anatomy & Neuroscience and a Principal Investigator with Food for Health Ireland (FHI) and within the APC Microbiome Institute. She was awarded a Marie Curie Host Fellowship for Transfer of Knowledge (TOK) in 2006, and has gained considerable experience in the pharmaceutical industry in research and development, lead development and optimization at Organon NV (Akzo Nobel), during a 5 year stint.

In addition, she has worked at Eirx therapeutics where she has been contributing towards building a focused drug discovery capability. Dr. Harriet Schellekens returned to the academic settings in 2010 after which she has also worked as a lecturer and module coordinator in the School of Pharmacy, University College Cork. Dr. Schellekens has published several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters since her return to academia. Dr Schellekens is currently supervising 2 postdoctoral researchers, 5 PhD students, 2 MSc students, and 3 visiting BSc student from the Netherlands. Finally, she regularly supervises and mentors 4th year Pharmacy students.  

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