Lecturer in Chemistry/Organic Chemistry & Researcher, PMBRC
School of Science & Computing - Dept of Science
B30 1969 - Main Building
Dr Mike Kinsella is a Lecturer in Chemistry/Organic Chemistry at the Department of Science, WIT and researcher at the Pharmaceutical and Molecular Biotechnology Research Centre (PMBRC) where he is managing two large European funded projects, Wales Ireland Network for Scientific Skills (WINSS) and High Potency Dermatologicals (HIPODERM).
Dr Kinsella received a BSc (Hons) Degree in Applied Chemistry with Quality Management (first class honours) in 2003 and a PhD in Organic and Analytical chemistry from WIT in 2011, respectively. The subject of his IRCSET-funded PhD thesis was the Synthesis of Artificial Receptor Motifs for Anion Binding and Organocatalysis and during this time he gained experience working at collaborator labs at University College Dublin. Dr Kinsella conducted his postdoctoral research in the School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, UCC from October 2010 to June 2013 on the novel application of state-of-the art low and high resolution LC-MS technology for identification and analysis of biofluids from biological sources with a particular focus on metabolomics, proteomics and quantitation of vitamin D metabolites in human serum. In June 2013, he returned to WIT to manage two large EU funded research projects (WINSS Interreg 4A project and HIPODERM Fp7 Marie Curie IAPP project) in addition to course development and validation, lecturing and working on a number of industrial research projects. In September 2014, he became an academic staff member in the Department of Science, WIT working as a lecturer in chemistry/organic chemistry while simultaneously being involved in project management and working on various projects for industry partners such as Bausch & Lomb, Waters, Xeolas and Arran Chemicals.
Dr Kinsella is currently project manager of the HIPODERM EU Fp7 project, a collaborative research project investigation the delivery of drugs into the through the human skin barrier for treatment of conditions such as skin cancer. He is also co-PI on an Enterprise Ireland Innovation Partnership project investigating novel extraction techniques for isolation of high value components from processing streams and is currently supervising one postdoctoral researcher. Dr Kinsella has secured over €280,000 in research funding to date and has published peer review journal articles in the area of organic metal-free catalysts and applications of LC-MS in biological and clinical applications.
Dr Kinsella is currently undertaking a Masters in Teaching and Learning in Further and Higher Education at WIT and has completed modules in Academic Enquiry, Educational Theory, Practical Pedagogy 1, Curriculum & Assessment and Research Supervisory Skills.
Liquid chromatography-mass spectroscopy and applications
Nuclear Magentic Resonance spectroscopy and applications
Extraction of Functional Materials
Extraction and identification of high value components from processing streams.
Role – PI
Project Researcher – Postdoctoral researcher – Dr Prashant Musmade
EI-IPP (IP-2014-0463): Michael Kinsella, Laurence Fitzhenry, Niall O’Reilly, Orla O’Donovan & Peter McLoughlin, Confidential (2014) €210,633
IRCSET PhD scholarship: Michael Kinsella, The Development of Novel Hydrogen Bonding Organocatalysts for Asymmetric Synthesis (2007) €72,000
Department of Science, WIT
10 credit Level 9 Modules Developed 2013-2014
Process Analytical Technology & Statistics – Programme Development Team Leader
International Regulatory Affairs – Programme Development Team Leader
Advanced Spectroscopic Techniques – Programme Development Team
Advanced Quality Methodologies – Programme Development Team
Data Analysis & Research Methodologies – Programme Development Team
Biopharmaceutical Science and Cell Culture – Programme Development Team
Food Safety & Analytical microbiology – programme Development Team
Coordinated update and CE3 validation of Level 9 MSc in Analytical Science with Quality Management 2013-2014
Coordinated delivery of Advanced Chromatographic Techniques, Advanced Spectroscopic Techniques and Advanced Materials Characterisation and MSc in Analytical Science with Quality Management 2013-2014
MSc in Analytical Science with Quality Management
Advanced Spectroscopic Techniques
BSc(H) in Pharmaceutical Science/ BSc (H) in Applied Biology with QM/ General Chemistry/ BSc in Agriculture
Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry
Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry IV
Organic Chemistry and Advanced Spectroscopic Techniques
Pharmaceutical Natural Products
Introduction to Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Science
Research projects – Year 3 and Year 4
Physical & Organic Chemistry
Information and Communications Technology
Chemistry for Land Scientists
Organic Chemistry and Biomolecules
Good Laboratory Practice & Core Skills
BSc in Nutritional Sciences, UCC 2012-2013
Year 4 Research projects
|2007||EMBARK PhD Scholarship: “The Development of Novel Hydrogen Bonding Organocatalysts for Asymmetric Synthesis”||IRCSET|
|2010||Developed and fully validated extraction and LC-MS/MS method for analysis of 25-hydroxyvitamin D in human serum at UCC – traceable to NIST higher order Reference Method Procedure and certified by Centre for Disease Control (CDC) at National Institute of Health (NIH), USA. One of only two labs in Europe to achieve certification.||CDC – Vitamin D Standardization Certificaton Programme|
|2004||Reagecon sponsored award for Chemistry in first year of BSc for highest overall chemistry results||Reagecon / WIT|
|2005||Annual Eurachem Analytical Measurement Competition||Eurachem|
|2003||Award for achieving over 500 points in Leaving Certificate||WIT|
|2003||Overall academic achievement award||Waterpark College, Waterford|
|Irish Mass Spectrometry Society||Commitee member||2014-present|
|WIT Research Staff Forum||Member||2015-present|
|Departmental Research Committee||Member||2014-present|
|Institute of Chemistry Ireland||Associate member||2005-present|
|UCC Research Staff Association||Member||2010 - 2013|
|Departmental research committee||2010-present|
Currently Undertaking MA in Teaching & Learning in Further and Higher Education,WIT. 2013-present
Kinsella, Michael; Duggan, Patrick G.; Muldoon, Jimmy; Eccles, Kevin S.; Lawrence, Simon E.; Lennon, Claire M.; Synthesis and NMR Binding Studies towards Rational Design of a Series of Electron-Withdrawing Diamide Receptors/Organocatalysts (2011) European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 6, 1125-1132
Kinsella, Michael; Duggan, Patrick G.; Lennon, Claire M.; Screening of simple N-aryl and N-heteroaryl pyrrolidine amide organocatalysts for the enantioselective aldol reaction of acetone with isatin (2011 Tetrahedron-Asymmetry, 22, 13, 1423-1433.
O’ Connell Motherway, Mary, Kinsella, Michael, Fitzgerald, Gerald F., Van Sinderen; Transcriptional and Functional Characterization of genetic elements involved in galacto-oligosaccharide utilisation by Bifidobacterium breve UCC2003 (2013), Microbial Biotechnology, 6, (1), 67-79.
Cashman, Kevin D, Kiely, Mairead, Kinsella, Michael et al. Evaluation of Vitamin D Standardization Program protocols for standardizing serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D data: a case study of the program's potential for national nutrition and health surveys (2013), American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 97, (6), 1235-1242.
Joyce, Susan A., MacSharry, John, Casey, Patrick, Kinsella, Michael, Murphy, Eileen F., Shanahan, Fergus, Hill, Colin, Gahan, Cormac G.M. Bacterial bile salt hydrolase regulates host energy metabolism and weight gain (2014), PNAS, 111, (20), 7421-7426
Cashman, Kevin D, Kinsella, Michael et al, The 3 epimer of 25-hydroxycholecalciferol is present in the circulation of the majority of adults in a nationally representative sample and has endogenous origins (2014), Journal of Nutrition, 144, (7), 1050-1057.
Cashman, Kevin D, Kinsella, Michael, McNulty, Breige, Walton, Janette, Gibney, Michael J, Flynn, Albert, Kiely, Mairead. Dietary vitamin D2 – a potentially under-estimated contributor to vitamin D nutritional status of adults? (2014), British Journal of Nutrition, 112, (2), 193-202.
Cashman, Kevin D, Hayes, Aoife, O’Donovan, Sinead M., Zhang, Joy Y, Kinsella, Michael, Galvin, Karen, Kiely, Mairead, Seamans, Kelly M., Dietary calcium does not interact with vitamin D3 in terms of determining the response and catabolism of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D during winter in older adults, (2014), American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 99, (6), 1414-1423
Nolan, James A, Kinsella, Michael, Hill, C., Joyce, Susan A, Gahan, Cormac G; Antibacterial activity of rosuvastatin correlates with reduced mevalonate formation (2015), Letters in Applied Microbiology, Article submitted.
Kinsella, Michael et al., “Overview of HIPODERM Transdermal Drug delivery project”, PPP conference, La Grande Motte, France, April 2014 (Oral Presentation)
Kinsella, Michael, Frisby, June et al., “Wales Ireland Network for Scientific Skills (WINSS) - Regional Skills Enhancement Programme, Dublin, May 2014, (Oral Presentation).
Kinsella Michael, Cashman K et al, “Vitamin D Standardization programme-UCC Perspective”, UCC VDSP Meeting, University College Cork, February 2011 (Oral presentation).
Kinsella, Michael, Lennon, Claire, Muldoon, Jimmy, “Simple bisamide anion receptors: Remarkable increase in binding through the introduction of 3,5-biss(trifluoromethyl)phenyl groups”, 16th European Symposium on Organic Chemistry, Prague, Czech Republic, 12th-16th July 2009 (Poster Presentation)
Kinsella, Michael, Lennon, Claire, Muldoon, Jimmy, “Novel bisamides as multipurpose molecules: anion receptors and organocatalysts”, Innovation Fuelling the Smart Economy, Dublin, 25th September 2009 (Poster Presentation).