Primary Department
School of Chemical Sciences
Work Area/Key Responsibilities
Academic Staff - Inorganic Chemistry
Phone number: 01 700
Glasnevin Campus
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Academic biography

Andrew Kellett is Professor of Inorganic and Medicinal Chemistry in the School of Chemical Sciences at Dublin City University, Ireland. His group are based at the Nano Research Facility (NRF) and the National Institute for Cellular Biotechnology (NICB) and focus on artificial gene editing, metallodrug discovery, and therapeutic nucleic acids. He is a back-to-back coordinator of the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) ClickGene and NATURE-ETN. His lab is supported by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), the Irish Research Council (IRC) and the SFI funded Synthesis and Solid-State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC) and CÚRAM. He is a graduate of Maynooth University (B.Sc.) and Technological University Dublin (PhD) and was then appointed as A.F. Graves Postdoctoral Fellow at the Focas Research Institute until 2011 and thereafter joined the School of Chemical Sciences at Dublin City University. In 2022 he was named the SSPC's 'Investigator of the Year' and he also received a prestigious Irish Research Council (IRC) Laureate Consolidator Award.   

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Research interests

Design of inorganic materials as molecular scissors for DNA excision.Nucleic acid binding interactions.Free radical chemical biology at the DNA interface.Metallo-cytotoxic drug design and mechanism.Coordinator of the multimillion EU funded Marie Curie ITN research programme, ClickGene: Click Chemistry for Future Gene Therapies to Benefit Citizens, Researchers and Industry (H2020 - MSCA - ITN). www.clickgene.euFunding Opportunities
Irish Research Council


Postgraduate and Postdoctoral scholarship funding opportunities are regularly available through the IRC. Suitable candidates wishing to join this group are welcome to apply for an IRC scholarship, for more information please contact me by email.