Hi, I’m Rónán.
Nice to meet you!
My work involves co-developing exciting and impactful concepts with individual researchers as well as consortia which bring together multiple disciplines and nationalities.
As a consultant at ttopstart, I seek to utilise my skills and knowledge to promote and sustain avant-garde biomedical research and innovation. Specifically, I am responsible for leading ERC proposal development, conceptualisation, writing and provision of strategic advice for all types of ERC frontier research grants.
I have driven the design and execution of personalised ERC interview training for invited candidates as well as group training for universities and research centres with potential ERC candidates. To date, I have been responsible for the construction and reviewing of multiple grant proposals spanning various biomedical fields including auto-immunology, developmental biology, hepatology, epigenetics and radiobiology. Moreover, I have conducted several market and competitor analyses for clients to assist in the commercialisation of innovative biomedical discoveries.
Crucially, my biomedical education places me in a uniquely advantageous position to support our clients in the best way possible. I obtained an MRes Molecular Medicine from the University of Glasgow, undertaking research placements at the prestigious Paul O’Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre and Beatson Institute for Cancer Research.
My inexorable desire to unravel cancer-specific weaknesses and thereby improve patient therapy prompted me to acquire a PhD position at the Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research at Leiden University, The Netherlands. This ERC-funded project revolved around the identification of novel drug targets and combination therapies for triple-negative breast cancer, in close collaboration with Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam and the University of South Australia in Adelaide.
Three of my key goals are to help clients extract maximum societal impact from their innovations, empower and strategically guide biomedical researchers, and strengthen the European research landscape by ensuring pioneering academics are rewarded with funding.
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Rónán in facts
One step closer to implementation of an extensive DNA test by ttopstart’s partner HMFLast week Nature published the paper “Pan-cancer whole genome analyses of metastatic solid tumors”. In this study, a team of leading Dutch scientists have created, for the first time,...