The main objectives of this council are:

  •  To enhance the professional development and career opportunities of post-docs in preparation for a career in academia/industry
  • To form a strong community among post-doctoral fellows/research associates across Ireland
  • To facilitate information flow among researchers and to encourage future collaborations
Mihai Lomora

Mihai Lomora

Postdoctoral President

Mihai received his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Basel, Switzerland. His research interests include the combination of ECM/cellular components and phytoplankton-based scaffolds for the fabrication of nano-/microdevices with therapeutic potential. His work is being carried out at CÚRAM under an Early Postdoc. Mobility fellowship awarded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), and the guidance of Prof. Abhay Pandit.

Anna Kargaard

Anna Kargaard

POSTDOCTORAL REPRESENTATIVE

Anna received a PhD in polymer science at Stellenbosch University (South Africa) in collaboration with UMC Utrecht (the Netherlands). Her research focused on developing environmentally responsive polymer systems for application in gene therapy. As a MedTrain fellow, Anna is excited to have joined the Heise group at RCSI in order to design polypeptides for application as antimicrobial coatings for medical devices.

Tania Hidalgo Crespo

Tania Hidalgo Crespo

MEDTRAIN REPRESENTATIVE

Tania earned a BSc in Molecular Biology and an MSc in Molecular Immunology in Spain. She was awarded a Joint PhD from the University of Versailles (France) and the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) in Material Chemistry and Pharmacy. Her research focused on the therapeutic efficacy of advanced nanomaterials. Her current CÚRAM project focuses on drug delivery platforms for nucleic acid delivery across the blood-brain barrier supervised by Prof. Caitriona O’Driscoll, UCC.