Dr. Niamh O’Boyle is an Assistant Professor in Pharmaceutical Chemistry in Trinity College Dublin. She received her BSc(Pharm)(1st class) and PhD degree from Trinity College Dublin, working with Prof. Mary J. Meegan. She subsequently completed postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) with Prof. Ann-Therese Karlberg and the School of Biochemistry and Immunology (TCD), working with Prof. Daniela Zisterer. Niamh is fascinated by the interaction of chemicals, both drugs and toxins, with the body. This inspires her research in the development of novel drugs for hard-to-treat cancers and in discovering the underlying mechanisms of skin allergy.
Niamh is a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland and the Royal Society of Chemistry. She is the early career representative on the Royal Society of Chemistry Ireland Regional Steering Group (2020 – 2023) and is a committee member of the international GP2A medicinal chemistry group. She has been appointed to the Physical, Chemical & Mathematical Sciences multidisciplinary committee of the Royal Irish Academy (2022-2026). She is also involved with AthenaSwan through the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Self-Assessment Team. She is passionate about outreach and has been involved in EU Researchers Night and Higher Options, amongst others. Notably, she developed and delivered an online interactive workshop called ‘Kids Science: Coronavirus’ to over 1500 children aged 7-10 across Ireland and abroad in 2020-21.