Ph.D., Synthetic Organic Chemistry, National University Ireland
B.S., Chemistry, 1st Class honours, National University Ireland
Farrell, M. Melillo, B. & Smith, A. B. (2016). Type II Anion Relay Chemistry: Exploiting Bifunctional Weinreb Amide Linchpins for the One-Pot Synthesis of Differentiated 1,3-Diketones, Pyrans, and Spiroketals. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed, 55, 232-235.
Farrell, M. O'Reilly, C. Venkatrao Jarikote, D. & Murphy, P. V. (2014). Ultrasonic Energy Promoted Allylation to Generate 1-C-(2,3,4,6-Tetra-O-benzyl-α-D-glucopyranosyl)prop-2-ene. Carbohydrate Chemistry: Proven Synthetic Methods, 2.
Breen, E. P., Pilgrim, W. Clarke, K. J., Yssel, C. Farrell, M. Zhou, J. Murphy, P. V., & Porter, R. K. (2013). Lack of Activation of UCP1 in isolated brown adipose tissue mitochondria by glucose-O-ω-modified saturated fatty acids of various chain lengths. J. Chem. Biol, 6, 121-133.
Farrell, M. Zhou, J. & Murphy, P. V. (2013). Regiospecific anomerisation of acylated glycosyl azides and benzoylated disaccharides using TiCl4. Chem. Eur. J, 13, 14836-14851.
Gerlach, J. Kilcoyne, M. Farrell, M. Kane, M. & Joshi, L. (2012). Differential release of high mannose structural isoforms by fungal and bacterial endo-β-N-acetylglucosaminidases. Mol. BioSyst, 8, 1472-1481.
Kilcoyne, M. Gerlach, J. Farrell, M. Bhavanandan, V. & Joshi, L. (2011). Periodic acid-Schiff’s reagent assay for carbohydrates in a microtiter plate format. Anal. Biochem, 1, 18-26.
Selected Awards & Honors
Boc gas Postgraduate Student of the year
Galway Graduate Symposium winner
IRCSET Enterprise PhD fellowship
SFI UREKA (Undergraduate Research Experience & Knowledge Award) scholarship