Research Profile

Anthony Morrissey


Dr Anthony Morrissey started in UCC as a researcher in the Tyndall National Institute (then NMRC) in July 1993. He was a founder member of the Microsystems Centre, now one of Tyndall's biggest centres. Anthony initiated microneedles research in Ireland, and by the time of his departure from research in 2007, his Tyndall group was established as the world leader in the field of "Silicon Microneedles for Biomedical Applications".

In September 2007, Anthony joined the newly formed Technology Transfer Office (TTO) where he is currently employed as a case manager, liaising with PIs, managing IP, assisting with proposals, engaging with industry on licenses and contracts, and much more. 

Research Projects

 Project (ID))RoleDescriptionStart DateEnd Date
[EU IST-2001-33141] {Morrissey Dr. A} V (R10553)Principal InvestigatorUC01-JAN-9001-JAN-12
EI International Collaboration 2005 - IC/2005/12 (R11360)Principal InvestigatorUC01-MAY-0530-APR-06
SFI "Optimisation of electrode arrays for electroporation driven gene and drug delivery in-vitro.. (R11475)Principal InvestigatorUC01-AUG-0531-JUL-08
Novel treatment for unresponsive tumours (R11821)Principal InvestigatorUC01-JUL-0630-JUN-07
Enterprise Ireland "A minimally invasive procedure for cancer treatment" (R12001)Principal InvestigatorUC01-NOV-0631-OCT-09

Professional Activities


 Patent NumberTitleInventorGranted
GB2008/003280A Delivery Device Anthony Morrissey and QUB22-MAR-13
WO2005/092433Apparatus for prophylaxis or treatment of tissue Anthony Morrissey, Gerry O'Sullivan, Declan Soden, John Piggott22-MAR-10
US 7651946Wet Etch Processing of Microneedles Anthony Morrissey, Nicolle Wilke26-JAN-10


 EmployerPositionFrom / To
UCC Technology Transfer Office/


1990UCC BSCChemistry
1994ucc PHDchemistry

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