Editing Committee

Dr. Wayne J. Higgins

Academic Profile

PhD in Biochemistry (Serpin Research Group) Conway Institute, UCD – 2011
B.A. Moderatorship in Biochemistry, Trinity College Dublin – 2006
 

Academic Journal Articles

Title – Higgins WJ, Fox DM, Kowalski PS, Nielsen JE, Worrall DM. Heparin enhances serpin inhibition of the cysteine protease cathepsin L.
J Biol Chem. 2010 Feb 5;285(6):3722-9.

Title – Anguissola S, McCormack WJ, Morrin MA, Higgins WJ, Fox DM, Worrall DM. Pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) interacts
with transportin SR2, and active nuclear import is facilitated by a novel nuclear localization motif. PLoS One. 2011;6(10):e26234.

 

Field Experience

Published scientist with a proven track record in academia, clinical diagnostics and the medical device industry. Skilled analyst with a wide array of biochemical, molecular biology and analytical techniques. Lectured full-time in a third-level institution (modules included: Pharmaceutical Biotechnology & Bio-therapeutics). Solid protein biochemistry/molecular biology background, specifically with regard to vector construction, site directed mutagenesis recombinant protein production and gene/protein expression analysis. Currently working in the phage display department of Adaptimmune Ltd.

Analytical Scientist 2014
Biotechnology Lecturer 2014
Research & Development Scientist 2012-2013
Clinical Biochemist 2012
Post-Doctoral Researcher 2011

 

Ms. Gabriela Ibiapina Lira Aguiar

Academic Profile

Master Business Administration – Marketing – FIA Business School – 2006
Master in Chemistry – UNICAMP – 2004
Chemical Engineering Degree – UNICAMP – 1998
Research in Food Science – UNICAMP – 1996
 

Academic Journal Articles

Title – Isoladores Poliméricos; as experiências da Enersul – Grupo Rede e da Escelsa – Grupo Energias do Brasil no uso destes isoladores
em suas linhas de 138kV (Polymeric Insulators; Enersul experience – Grupo Rede and Escelsa – Brazil Energy Group in the usage of 138kV line insulators) – XX SNPTEE – Recife, Brazil – 2009

Title – Isoladores Poliméricos; as experiências na Enersul – Rede de energia e da Escelsa – Grupo do Brasil no uso destes isoladores em
suas linhas de 138KV (Polymeric Insulators; Enersul experience – Grupo Rede and Escelsa – Brazil Energy Group in the usage of 138kV line insulators)– XIII Eriac – Buenos Aires, Argentina – 2009

Title – Modificação e Caracterização da poliamida 6,6 com a introdução de silicona aminado – VII Congresso Brasileiro de Polímeros (Modification and Characterization of poliamide 6,6 with the introduction of amine silicone) – Belo Horizonte/MG – 2003

Title – Avaliação da Pluma das Chaminés da Aracruz Celulose – Modelos de Dispersão (Evaluation of Aracruz Celulose Chamine Plume – Dispersion Models)– 300 Congresso Anual de Celulose e Papel – São Paulo, Brazil – 1997

Title – Effect of temperature and Concentration on Viscosity of Acerola Pulp – Seventh International Congress on Engineering and Food – Brighton, England – 1997

 

Ms. Mª Soledad Pérez Durántez

Academic Profile

“Master’s Degree in Clinical Research and Pharmaceutical Medicine. EPHOS-School of Pharmastudies (MSc), Madrid, Spain 2008”
Degree in Biochemistry. Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM). 2005
 

Academic Journal Articles

Title – Isoladores Poliméricos; as experiências da Enersul – Grupo Rede e da Escelsa – Grupo Energias do Brasil no uso destes isoladores
em suas linhas de 138kV (Polymeric Insulators; Enersul experience – Grupo Rede and Escelsa – Brazil Energy Group in the usage of 138kV line insulators) – XX SNPTEE – Recife, Brazil – 2009

Title – Isoladores Poliméricos; as experiências na Enersul – Rede de energia e da Escelsa – Grupo do Brasil no uso destes isoladores em
suas linhas de 138KV (Polymeric Insulators; Enersul experience – Grupo Rede and Escelsa – Brazil Energy Group in the usage of 138kV line insulators)– XIII Eriac – Buenos Aires, Argentina – 2009

Title – Modificação e Caracterização da poliamida 6,6 com a introdução de silicona aminado – VII Congresso Brasileiro de Polímeros (Modification and Characterization of poliamide 6,6 with the introduction of amine silicone) – Belo Horizonte/MG – 2003

Title – Avaliação da Pluma das Chaminés da Aracruz Celulose – Modelos de Dispersão (Evaluation of Aracruz Celulose Chamine Plume – Dispersion Models)– 300 Congresso Anual de Celulose e Papel – São Paulo, Brazil – 1997

Title – Effect of temperature and Concentration on Viscosity of Acerola pp
– Seventh International Congress on Engineering and Food – Brighton, England – 1997

Tittle – Development of clinical plan for Bl-1020, a new γ-aminobutyric acid-enhanced antipsychotic.

Tittle – Outsourcing in Clinical Research

 

Field Experience

Contribute on the development of new drugs, working in Clinical Research over 8 years in the following Therapeutic Diseases:

ONCO- HEMATOLOGY: Advance Solid Tumors (phase Ib), Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (Phase III), Cancer Pain (Phase IV), Stem Cell, Autologous Transplant (Phase II), Hodgkin Lymphoma (Phase II) and CRC with liver metastases (Phase III),
NEPHROLOGY: Renal Transplant (Phase IV) and Primary Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (Phase II).
CARDIOVASCULAR: Coronary Heart Disease (phase III) and Hypercholesterolemia (Phase III).
METABOLIC/NEUROLOGY: MPS IV A (Morquio A Syndrome) (Phase II and III) and POMPE disease (Phase III)
NEUROLOGY: Mild Cognitive Impairment (Phase II), Spasticity (Phase III).
PULMONARY/RESPIRATORY: Non-Cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis (Phase II) and Asthma (Phase IV).

 

Ms. Zahra Soderback

Academic Profile

B.Sc. sandwich degree in Biotechnology – Second Class Honours 1999 – 2003
University of Hertfordshire
Placement year – Distinction 2001 – 2002
NIBSC, (National Institute for Biological Standards and Controls)
Access to Science –Distinction 1998 – 1999
Barnet College
 

Field Experience

Adaptimmune Transforming T-cell Therapy
Senior Scientist I Manufacturing CMC Liaison Sep 2015- Present
ReNeuron Pioneering stem cell therapeutics
Senior Scientist (Cell manufacturing/ Process Science – CMC) Feb 2013- Sep 2015
Stabilitech Ltd
Scientist (Formulation/Virology) Aug 2009- Feb 2013
Emergent Biosolutions Product Development UK Ltd Mar 2004- Aug 2009
Molecular Biology scientist
Process Development Scientist Chemistry manufacturing control (CMC)
Immunoassay Scientist
GMP Gowning qualified (Clean rooms A & B) 2014
GLP Practice by Mandy Flynn Consultancy Services Ltd 2008
GMP training course 2008
Statistic workshop includes: Qualification, Development, Validation and Technology transfer and Routine use modules) run by PRISM Training and Consultancy Ltd 2008
Trained for working in clinical lab 2008
Fast track purification chromatographic techniques DEV1 course run by GE Healthcare Biosciences (Freiburg, Germany) 2005
 

Academic Journal Articles

Title – Qazi O, Sesardic D, Tierney R, Söderbäck Z, Crane D, Bolgiano B, Fairweather N. Reduction of the ganglioside binding activity of the tetanus toxin HC fragment destroys immunogenicity: implications for development of novel tetanus vaccines. Infect Immun. 2006 Aug; 74(8):4884-91.

Title – Presetting of a poster “on Immunogenicity of mutants of tetanus toxin HC fragments” for General Microbiology (SGM).

 

Mr. Jonathan Yan

Academic Profile

MSc Advanced Materials, 2:2 University of Surrey, Guildford 2012- 2013
University of Surrey, Guildford: BEng Aerospace Engineering, 2:2 2009 –2012
Affiliate member with RAS (Royal Aeronautical Society).
Associate member of IMechE (Institute of Mechanical Engineering)
Other Membership with professional Institutions
 

Academic Journal Articles

Title – Understanding the Graphitisation Process in Cast Iron

Title – THE STUDY OF MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF PLY DROPS IN COMPOSITE WIND TURBINE BLADES

Title – Metallurgy assesment