Research Profile

Sinead Kerins

Biography

Dr Sinéad Kerins is a college lecturer in the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology since 2003. Before beginning her lecturing career, Dr Kerins worked as a postdoctoral research scientist in the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology UCC. Prior to this Dr Kerins completed a PhD and a BSc degree in Microbiology at National University of Ireland, Galway.

Dr Kerins completed a Certificate and Diploma in Teaching and Learning at UCC. She has developed and is currently teaching Molecular Biology modules to Pharmacy, Dentistry and Biochemistry students and Biochemistry to first year Science students. Dr Kerins is a member of the Biochemistry, Biomedical Science, Dentistry, Medical, and Chemistry of Pharmaceutical Compounds curriculum committee's and also a member of the school’s student council committee and the college of SEFS’S Academic Programmes and Curriculum Development (APCD) committee. Dr Kerins is also the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology’s programme coordinator, examinations coordinator and outreach coordinator and she has designed workshops for secondary school students and a scientific programme for transition year students.

Dr Kerins is the director of the joint UCC/CIT Biomedical Science programme and has been a member of the Biomedical Science board of studies since 2005. Dr Kerins was involved in the design and implementation of the joint direct entry Biomedical Science programme, which commenced in 2009.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2003)'Characterisation of Archaeglobus fulgidus AlkA hypoxanthine DNA glycosylase activity'
Mansfield, C; Kerins, SM; McCarthy, TV.; (2003) 'Characterisation of Archaeglobus fulgidus AlkA hypoxanthine DNA glycosylase activity'. Febs Letters, 540 (*):171-175 [Details]
(2003)'Characterization of an endonuclease IV 3 '-5 ' exonuclease activity'
Kerins, SM,Collins, R,McCarthy, TV; (2003) 'Characterization of an endonuclease IV 3 '-5 ' exonuclease activity'. The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 278 :3048-3054 [DOI] [Details]

Professional Activities

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Lecturer01-SEP-03 /
University College Cork Post Doctoral Research Scientist01-NOV-97 / 01-AUG-03

Education

 YearInstituionQualificationSubject
1993National University of Ireland, Galway BSCUnknown
1998National University of Ireland, Galway PHDUnknown
2003Cork Institute of Technology Certificate in Quality ControlCertificate in Quality Control
2008University College Cork Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Ed.Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Ed.

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Dr Kerins teaches Molecular Biology modules to second year Pharmacy and Dentistry students, fourth year Biochemistry students and MSc Bioinformatics with Computational Biology students. Dr Kerins also teaches introductory Biochemistry to first year Science students and delivers tutorials to second Science and MSc Biotechnology students. Dr Kerins is the undergraduate training coordinator and coordinates the laboratory based teaching in the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology and supervises 4th year research projects for Chemistry of Pharmaceutical Compound students.

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2015Research Project BM4013Research Project
2015Molecular Biology BC2443Molecular Biology
2015Research Project: Chem of Pharm Compounds BC4014Research Project: Chem of Pharm Compounds
2015Molecular Biology BC6002Molecular Biology
2015Molecular Biology BC2103Molecular Biology
2015Introduction to Biological Chemistry and Microbiology BL1003Introduction to Biological Chemistry and Microbiology
2015Introductory Molecular Biology ML2001Introductory Molecular Biology
2015Biochemical Analysis and Research Method BC4010Biochemical Analysis and Research Method

Contact details

  • Sinead Kerins
    Lecturer
  • s.kerins@ucc.ie
  • Biochemistry & Cell Biology
    3.29 Western Gateway Building
    Western Rd
    University College Cork
    Cork, Ireland
  • +353 21 420 5417

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