Nadine Quinn - Researsch Assistant (Mucosal Glycobiology) at University College Dublin

Researsch Assistant (Mucosal Glycobiology) at University College Dublin



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Pharmaceutical and Science



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Over the last eight years I have gained extensive experience in the areas of biotechnology and centromere biology. During the course of my PhD, my research has been focused on understanding the regulation and assembly of the constitutive centromere associated network (CCAN), at centromeres in human cells.

Throughout the last four years I have gained and developed many skills in the areas of molecular biology, cell biology and advanced microscopy. I have worked well both independently on my own initiative and as part of a team. I have strong problem solving skills and have successfully applied myself to distinct scientific topics, and ultimately merged them effectively to complete my doctoral work. I have also demonstrated negotiating and organising skills, shown a firm sense of responsibility and my capacity to work effectively under pressure. I possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and am able to relate to a wide range of people in all settings.

Nadine Quinn's Professional Experience

2012 - Present

University College Dublin - Researsch Assistant (Mucosal Glycobiology)

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Examination of the role of carbohydrates as novel agents for the control of microbial colonisation of the gut.

2. Purification, fractionation, and initial characterisation of glycoproteins from cell culture systems and tissues

3. Support and training of undergraduate and doctoral students in these techniques

2007 - 2011

NUI Galway - PhD Student

Thesis Title “Regulation and assembly of the constitutive centromere associated network in human cells.”

- Examination of the regulation of transcript and protein abundance of centromere proteins during the human cell cycle by real-time PCR and quantitative western blotting respectively.

-Investigation into the assembly and inheritance of histone fold domain (HFD) containing centromere protein CENP-S and CENP-X at centromeres.

-Assessment of the dynamic behaviour and structural architecture of CENP-S and CENP-X using FRAP , FLAP ( fluorescence loss after photobleaching), FRET and FCCS.

Key Skills
architecture PCR
2005 - 2005

MD. Anderson, Cancer Research Centre Houston, Texas - International Student Undergraduate Placement

Screen of a colon expression library for regulators of urokinase receptor (u-PAR ) which is normally over-expressed in colon cancer

Nadine Quinn's Education and Qualifications


PhD/Doctorate - Ph.D, Biochemistry

National University of Ireland, Galway


Bachelor/Degree - B.Sc. (hons) Galway, Biotechnology

National University of

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