Dr Florence McCarthy BSc, PhD, MRPharmS, LIPharmS, MRSC
Dr. McCarthy currently leads a group of 7 researchers (1 post-doctoral researcher and 6 PhD students) as well as various visiting students from Ireland, UK and France in the field of drug discovery. Key to the approach of the group is to identify key novel compounds with interesting potential biology and devise valid routes to their synthesis. Biological evaluation of the compounds produced is undertaken both in-house and via collaboration with researchers in Ireland and abroad.
The current focus of the group centres on the following:
The group is funded by the following partners: Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET), Department
of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (DAFF), PRTLI, Enterprise Ireland and various pharmaceutical companies.