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Dr Nuno Almeida

Nuno holds a BSc (2014) and a MSc (2016) in Biochemistry, both obtained at Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra (FCTUC), Coimbra, Portugal.  He was also a research fellow in the Pharmacology and Therapeutics group at Center for Biosciences & Health Technologies (CBIOS), Lisbon, Portugal (2017-2018). In 2023, he completed a PhD in life sciences at the University of Strasbourg, France, focusing on the study of liver cancer patient-derived spheroid models for drug screening. His research expertise is based on the field of oncology and in vitro 3D models, covering several areas in oncobiology and cancer therapeutics.

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Dr Chiara DeBenedictis

Chiara holds a BSc in Pharmaceutical and Medical Biotechnology and a MSc in Medical Biotechnology from the University of Bari, Italy, realizing an Erasmus+ internship with the University of Ulm, Germany. In 2022 she achieved a PhD in Life Sciences, discussing a thesis in Neuroscience at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Chiara specialized her knowledge in designing, analyzing, and interpreting in vitro toxicity models during her Post Doctoral project in Environmental Toxicology realized in collaboration between the University of Limerick, Ireland, and the University of Massachusetts Boston, US.

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Bhairavi Keshava

Bhairavi is currently a Research Scientist of Hooke Bio Limited based in Shannon, Ireland. She started her career by pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology from India followed by Master’s in Diagnostics and Precision Medicine from Dublin City University, Ireland. She has previously worked in in the domain of cancer biology and molecular diagnostics and has an interest in alternative medicine and in silico drug designing.

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Sumir Ramesh

Sumir holds a master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He has an electronics engineering background and has previously worked on designing and prototyping of medical devices. He has hands-on experience in electronic instrumentation, embedded systems, signal processing and software development.

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Conor Madden

Conor holds a BEng in Biomedical Engineering and an MEng in Mechatronics from the University of Limerick, Ireland. He has a background in microfluidics, electronics and cellular biology. Conor completed his final year project with Hooke Bio prior to its spin out from the University of Limerick.

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Trisha O’Dwyer

Trisha is a Chartered Accountant with an excess of twenty years post qualification experience.   Trisha trained with KPMG in Dublin, Ireland.  Since then, she has worked in many accountancy roles in a number of Irish & International companies including Emerson, O2 & ICHAS. 

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Patrick Costello

Patrick has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from NUI Galway. Since graduating college, he has over 6 years’ experience working on R&D projects and product design. Bringing machinery from concept to manufacturing has been a large part of Patrick’s career. Patrick has been a R&D Engineer on the Hooke Bio team since 2020.

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Shane Devitt

Shane holds an Engineering Degree from Limerick Institute of Technology. He has over 20 years’ experience in prototype development and manufacturing. Shane has a particular interest in CNC machining, CAD/CAM software and additive manufacturing. He has been a R&D Engineer with Hooke Bio since 2019.

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