Group Members

Lee-Ann Keane

Lee-Ann is a native of County Clare and obtained First Class Honours in Chemistry from the University of Limerick, which included a six-month work placement at GSK Cork. Lee-Ann joined the Aldabbagh group in September 2015 on a NUI Galway College of Science Fellowship, allowing her to discover new heterocyclic anti-cancer agents. In December 2017, she joined the Myers group, where she is investigating the mechanism of formation of advanced glycation end-products.

Indrek Kollist

Indrek was born in Estonia, but spent his formative years in Galway city. He obtained a B.Sc. in Biopharmaceutical Chemistry from NUI Galway in 2016. He is currently working towards an M.Sc. in Chemistry within the group, where he is investigating new methods for forming carbon-nitrogen bonds for applications in chemical biology.

Luke Crehan

Luke hails from Tramore, County Waterford. He has always had a flair for chemistry, having won the 2014 Chemistry Prize at CBS Tramore, where he obtained his Leaving Certificate. He is currently in the final year of the B.Sc. degree here at NUI Galway, specialising in Chemistry and investigating new bioorthogonal transformations of cysteine residues.

Romain Fabre

Romain is currently pursuing an M.Sc. degree at Institut de Chemie de Clermont-Ferrand, France, specialising in innovative concepts and new practices in fine chemicals. As part of this degree, he is carrying out a 4-month research internship with us on the discovery of organoboron catalysts for amide-bond formation. The internship is supported by the Erasmus Programme. He is also using the opportunity to improve his spoken and written English. He already holds a B.Sc. in Organic Chemistry (Université Clermont Auvergne, 2017). Romain has worked for a short period of time with the international pharmaceutical company, Sanofi, and has carried out research in photochemistry at the Institut de Chemie de Clermont-Ferrand in the laboratories of Prof. Marcello Brigante and Prof. Mohamad Sarakha.