ICREA Professor

Lusaka, Zambia 1971

B.Sc. Analytical Science, Dublin City University, 1988-1992
Ph.D. Biotechnology, Cranfield University and University of Ioannina, 1992-1996

ICREA Research Professor, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, 2003-
Ramon y Cajal Research Fellow, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, 2003
Marie Curie Research Fellow, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, 2000-2002
Postdoctoral Researcher, Bayer Diagnostics, Indiana, US, 1999-2000
Postdoctoral Researcher, University College Cork, Ireland, 1996-1999

Biosensors, Aptamers, Liposomes, Surface Chemistry, Next generation molecular tools

Other relevant information
University service (URV): Surfaces and Nanostructures (3 ECTS), Nanobiotechnology (6 ECTS); Departmental and Campus Seminar Series (2004-2009)

Prof. O? Sullivan’s research interests lie in the development of electrochemical and optical biosensors exploiting advances in tailored biocomponents. Presently, her work focuses on reducing to practise cost-effective molecular diagnostics for screening and monitoring of disease, as well as on the development of aptamers for application in optical and electrochemical molecular aptamer beacons. The approaches for molecular diagnostics being developed include parallelised real-time electrochemical next generation sequencing, electrochemical array based primer extension and quantitative paper diagnostics as companion tools for the future paradigm of pharmacogenomics and personalised medicine.

She has been involved in multiple national, European, and international research projects, both as co-ordinator and participant, has graduated >20 PhD students, >50 Masters students. She has published >200 peer-reviewed articles?(Google Scholar) and has a H-factor of43 (27 since 2014).