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Launch of new Module delivered by Johnson & Johnson

31 Jan 2018
BSc Biotechnology students and Programme Director, School of Microbiology, with staff of companies Johnson & Johnson, Janssen Sciences and DePuy Synthes, at the launch of BT4005. Image: Darragh Kane/Kantar Media

The School of Microbiology is delighted to announce the launch of a new industry-led Microbiology module, called Biopharmaceutical and Medical Devices Microbiology (BT4005).

This module is unique in SEFS as it will be entirely delivered by staff from the Johnson & Johnson family of companies in Ireland. The module is designed for fourth year BSc Biotechnology students and is built around 4 pillars: the microbiology of manufacturing and release; microbial compliance; microbiology and the controlled environment; and the industrial microbiology laboratory. The module will also include 2 site tours of Johnson & Johnson facilities in Cork i.e. Janssen Sciences Ireland and DePuy Synthes where the students will have the opportunity to meet with and talk to staff.


Pictured L-R, Back row: BSc Biotechnology students Caelan Hardwicke, Gavin Barry, Max Ryan, Cian Creedon, Alex Burns; 4th row Stephen O’Connel (Johnson & Johnson), Regina Mulhall (Janssen), David Hourigan, Dan Harrington, Conor Buckley (Johnson & Johnson); 3rd row (L-R) Liz Dooley (Janssen), David O’Sullivan (DePuy), Cian Hynes, Adam Healy, Brid Nagle;

2nd row (L-R) Ann-Marie Mernin (Janssen), Rebecca Weldon, Katie Bridgeman, Tim O’Mahoney (Janssen), Stacey O’Keefe; Front row (L-R) Kyran Johnson (Johnson & Johnson), Suzanne Green, Kate Courtney, David Clarke (Programme Director, School of Microbiology), Denise O’Brien, Sarah O’Donovan, Peter O’Mahoney (Janssen). Image: Darragh Kane/Kantar Media

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