Technology Transfer Office
To email a staff member add @tcd.ie
- Dr Margaret Woods, Technology Transfer Manager
Tel: +353 1 896 2159
B.A (Mod) in Biochemistry, Ph.D. in Enzyme Kinetics
15 years experience as Postdoctoral Researcher & Temporary Lecturer in Biochemistry in UCD Veterinary College and Department of Biochemistry TCD (some part-time), 14 peer-reviewed publications. Five years experience employed by Enterprise Ireland as Manager of the BioResearch Ireland Centre in TCD (project management IP management, technology transfer). Appointed Technology Transfer Manager in TCD September 2002.
- Ms Audrey Crosbie, Industry Liaison Manager
Tel: +353 1 896 3839
Audrey Crosbie graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a BA (Mod) in Economics and Business Studies. She took up the position of Industry Liaison Manager in October 2005 to manage and develop the relationship between external companies and College.
She was previously Business and Development Manager for the Trinity Centre for High Performance Computing, with responsibility for business development and technology transfer. Audrey is a co-founder and Director of CREMe Software Ltd, a campus company spun-out from Trinity which uses advanced computing techniques to carry out risk assessment.
- Dr John Whelan, Technology Transfer Case Manager - ICT
Tel: +353 1 896 3269
John Whelan holds a BSc in Applied Physics and Electronics and a PhD in Applied Geophysics, both from NUI, Galway. Upon graduation he worked in software design and development for a range of companies in financial services, based in Ireland and Japan. These include Davy Stockbrokers and Daiwa Securities. He went on to found and raise venture capital for a number of successful start ups, including the world's first mobile betting exchange, and subsequently a specialist developer of mobile multimedia applications. Most recently he ran an independent IT consultancy whose clients included Vodafone and Hutchison Three.
- Dr Gordon Elliott , Technology Transfer Case Manager – Translational Science
Tel: +353 1 896 4151
Gordon Elliott has 16 years' international experience in industry and scientific research. He was Head of R&D at Biotrin Ltd. from 2003 to 2008 and has held research and business development positions at Daiichi Chemicals in Japan and Novartis in Switzerland. His experience covers major aspects of the diagnostics, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, including technology licensing and company start-ups. He is a named inventor on patents, the author of peer-reviewed publications and a presenter at international conferences. He holds a B.Sc. in biochemistry from University College Cork, a Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from Trinity College Dublin, and is currently studying for a master’s business degree in technology management from NUI Galway.
- Dr Emily Vereker, Technology Transfer Case Manager – Life Sciences
Tel: +353 1 896 4152
Emily Vereker holds a B.Sc. from NUI Maynooth and a Ph.D. from Trinity College Dublin. She then moved to Canada and carried out a four-year Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Montreal Neurological Institute in the area of molecular and cellular biology. After her Postdoctoral Fellowship, she went on to work as a Technology Transfer Officer in the Industry Liaison Office at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver for nearly two years, gaining experience in intellectual property, commercialisation and licensing of technologies and agreement negotiations. Emily joined the Trinity Research & Innovation Office in August 2008 as case manager for the life sciences research portfolio.
- Dr Graham McMullin, Technology Transfer Case Manager – Physical Sciences
Tel: +353 1 896 1711
Graham McMullin graduated from Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Trinity College Dublin and subsequently completed a Ph.D. in the area of Liquid Crystals, also at TCD. He has worked in industry for 13 years with Seagate Technology (Ireland) in Derry, Northern Ireland, leading research and development teams in the area of product development for key OEM customers. During his time with Seagate, he completed an MBA at the University of Ulster. He joined the TCD Technology Transfer Office as case manager for Physical Sciences in August 2008.