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UCC Biochemistry and Biotechnology Society host their first seminar this semester

20 Oct 2015

The Biochemistry and Biotechnology Society hosted a seminar on Tuesday 20th October entitled “An Insight into BioMarin and roles in the Biotechnology Sector”. 

The speaker on the evening was Aoife McCarthy, a BSc Biochemistry and MSc Biotechnology graduate. Aoife outlined her career profile to date, commencing with her role as Process Technologist at GeneMedix in 2008. Aoife moved from GeneMedix to Pfizer Biotechnology Ireland and worked as a Biotechnician and Process Engineer with Pfizer Biotechnology.

Aoife McCarthy, Purification Manager, BioMarin Manufacturing Ireland. Aoife Mc Carthy, BSc Biochemistry and MSc in Biotechnology, UCC Aoife McCarthy, a BSc Biochemistry and MSc Biotechnology graduate, speaks about her career path to Purification Manager in BioMarin Manufacturing IrelandPhoto credit: Mary Heapes, School of Biochemistry & Cell Biology.

 

In 2011 Pfizer Biotechnology Ireland were acquired by BioMarin and Aoife was one of a small number of staff retained as an employee by BioMarin. Aoife worked as a Manufacturing Supervisor from September 2011–July 2014. Subsequently, Aoife took up a role in BioMarin as Purification Manager.

The Biochemistry and Biotechnology Society would like to thank Aoife for the very informative seminar, outlining the wide range of opportunities that are available in the Biotechnology sector and for providing the audience with an insight into what it is like to work in BioMarin.

 

UCC Biochemistry and Biotechnology Society committee 2015/2016:  Tara Green, Jennifer Corbishley, Elaine O’Brien, Kelvyn Harrington, Niamh O’Mahony, Neasa Murphy, Neil McKim, Sara O’Donnell, Ellen O’Rourke and Christina Killian. Committee members in abstentia are: Mary Frost, Cathy Griffin, Linda Murphy, Aoife Fitzmaurice, Aisling Flood, Daniel Nyhan, Cian O’Donnell, Anna O’Keeffe, Aisling O’Sullivan, John Creedon, Marie Forde, Evan Gilman-Burke and Aine Stanton.
 UCC Biochemistry and Biotechnology Society committee 2015/2016. Pictured are Tara Green, Jennifer Corbishley, Elaine O’Brien, Kelvyn Harrington, Niamh O’Mahony, Neasa Murphy, Neil McKim, Sara O’Donnell, Ellen O’Rourke and Christina Killian. Committee members in abstentia are: Mary Frost, Cathy Griffin, Linda Murphy, Aoife Fitzmaurice, Aisling Flood, Daniel Nyhan, Cian O’Donnell, Anna O’Keeffe, Aisling O’Sullivan, John Creedon, Marie Forde, Evan Gilman-Burke and Aine StantonPhoto credit: Mary Heapes, School of Biochemistry & Cell Biology.

 

Jennifer Corbishley and Tara Green, Co-Auditors of the Society welcome the speaker  - Aoife McCarthy, BioMarin
 Jennifer Corbishley and Tara Green, Co-Auditors of the Society welcome the speaker  - Aoife McCarthy, BioMarinPhoto credit: Mary Heapes, School of Biochemistry & Cell Biology.

 

Kelvyn, Tara and Jennifer, UCC Biochemistry and Biotechnology Society members, having a laugh before the BioMarin seminar!

Photo credit: Mary Heapes, School of Biochemistry & Cell Biology.

 

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