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Kate Twomey Ph.D

Analytical Microbiologist

Analytical Microbiologist at Eli Lilly


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Eli Lilly and Company

Analytical Microbiologist

December 2014 to Present

GE Healthcare

QC Analyst

November 2013 to November 2014

University College Cork, Ireland (UCC)

Molecular Microbiology PhD Student (SFI)

October 2009 to October 2013

Kate Twomey Ph.D's Education

Cork Institute of Technology

BSc Hons. Applied Biosciences

2003 to 2007

St. Patricks Girls Seconday School, Cork.

1998 to 2003

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Eli Lilly and Company

At Eli Lilly Kinsale I provide technical oversight for Chemical and Microbial testing in the water microbiology laboratory.

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As an Analytical Microbiologist for large molecule QCL at Eli Lilly, Kinsale I provide oversight for the Utilities Microbiology Laboratory where Microbial and Chemical testing of routine water and Bio-Cleaning samples from the biotech production facilities are performed. Microbial Identifications and the processing of Biological indicators are also carried out in the water testing laboratory. My interests include alternative identification methods, rapid microbial detection technologies and rFC for endotoxin testing. Additional roles and responsibilities include review of method verification, drafting and review of SOPs,and analytical methods. I have supported the water/utility PQ of a new manufacturing facility by having technical oversight of the testing required. I also have experience in preparing for Regulatory audits. I am a highly motivated science professional with excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop relationships across diverse scientific disciplines.Analytical Microbiologist @ At Eli Lilly Kinsale I provide technical oversight for Chemical and Microbial testing in the water microbiology laboratory. From December 2014 to Present (1 year 1 month) QC Analyst @ GE Healthcare develop a range of products and services including medical imaging, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring, drug discovery, and biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies. GEHC Cork is one of only two pharmaceutical sites in Ireland approved for Parametric Release of products as per GMP Regulation. Since beginning work with GEHC I have gained a detailed insight into pharmaceutical processes, product quality control and product development. My tasks as QC In-process analyst include: Routine analysis on in-process and finished product, WFI, raw materials and shelf-life samples ensuring compliance with cGLP/cGMP and that turnaround times are met. The testing carried out includes; pH, RI, determination of excipient concentration, bio-burden analysis and KQCL bioassay for measurement of bacterial endotoxin. Environmental monitoring of production clean-rooms. EM management using MODA software. Ensure compliance with current pharmacopoeias and all regulatory/company guidelines. Sampling and testing co-ordination of microbiological samples. Support lean initiatives and 5S audits within the laboratory . Actively involved in investigations e.g. LIR’s, Red Sheets etc. Entering results on LIMS, checking results are within specification and also task approval. Routine instrument calibration checks at appropriate times. Troubleshooting laboratory instrumentation. Follow Standard Operating Procedures and ensuring compliance with cGMP guidelines at all times. Completion of documentation for Batch Release process. Contribute to lab team meetings on a daily basis. Strong ability to work effectively within the team to find solutions and meet targets. Liaise with other departments e.g. QA, BU, Sterility assurance. Assist in the training and up skilling of colleagues. Carry out additional duties as deemed necessary by Group Leader. From November 2013 to November 2014 (1 year 1 month) Molecular Microbiology PhD Student (SFI) @ The aim of this research was to examine the polymicrobial nature of the cystic fibrosis (CF) airway infection and the role it plays in influencing bacterial virulence and response to antibiotic therapy.This research was also concerned with defining markers of disease progression from examination of the bacterial community and environment of the CF lung. I have 5 peer-reviewed publications from my PhD project, 2 of which I am first author. Experienced in an extensive range of molecular techniques including insertion mutagenesis, complementation by cytoplasmic vectors, DNA/RNA extraction, semi-quantitative and quantitative real-time PCR analysis and gel electrophoresis. Skilled in rapid microbiological techniques. Trained in mammalian cell culture and cytotoxicity assays using CF bronchial epithelial cell lines. Adept in a broad range of proteomic manipulations including; Protein expression and purification, quantification and separation using SDS-PAGE and Western-blot. Experience in spectroscopy (UV and fluorescence). Familiar with HPLC. Proficient in in vivo techniques such as virulence assays in Galleria mellonella (Greater Wax Moth) models of infection. Skilled in a variety of techniques for physiological analysis of bacteria such as growth and kill assays under numerous conditions, phenotypic assays, and monitoring bacterial diversity in complex environments such as the sputum of CF patients. Ability to take initiative and to manage large workloads to meet deadlines and objectives. Excellent communication skills both oral and written, effective motivator, highly personable and a good relationship builder. Collaborated with a number of medical groups involved in the Seventh EU Framework Programme Ireland. Capable of planning and managing a microbiological agenda, supervising and developing laboratory experiments and can adapt to changes that may occur during projects. Strong analytical skills developed both in an industrial and academic environment. From October 2009 to October 2013 (4 years 1 month) MSc in Animal Science @ Trained in ASREML and SAS to statistically analyse and define new fertility traits for dairy cattle. From September 2007 to September 2009 (2 years 1 month) Micro QC Analyst @ Undertook daily procedures re: quality control and sample collection. Environmental control & monitoring of production clean-rooms. Bio-burden testing of raw materials in process and finished product. Biochemical assays, ELISA, viable counts and non-viable air analysis, surface analysis using contact plates, LAL testing for water and product, water analysis and TVAC of water counts. Ensuring compliance to corporate and regulatory requirements by following SOPS with accordance to GMP, GLP and ISO standards. Experience in hosting and responding to laboratory audits. Autoclaving laboratory instruments and the use of microscopes, incubators and PH meters. Reviewing TVAC logbook to ensure conformance and input of results into LIMS. Coordinating microbiology activities. Processing microbial monitoring including troubleshooting. Participating in allocated action teams Plant equipment and environment for optimum performance in equipment and environmental swabbing. Carrying out equipment validation. Contributed to lab team meetings on a weekly basis. Strong ability to work effectively within the team to find solutions, meet targets and deadlines and liaise with production and clean room operators. From April 2006 to November 2006 (8 months) BSc Hons., Applied Biosciences @ Cork Institute of Technology From 2003 to 2007 St. Patricks Girls Seconday School, Cork. From 1998 to 2003 Kate Twomey Ph.D is skilled in: real-time PCR, PCR primer design, PCR, DNA extraction, RNA isolation, Protein Purification, SDS-PAGE, Western Blotting, Microsoft Office, Public Speaking, Data Analysis, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Assay Development, Science

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Kate Twomey Ph.D's Achievements

Fr. John Manning Memorial Distinguished Past pupil of the year award

Issued by St. Patricks Girls Secondary School · April 2013

Awarded best research poster at the National Cystic Fibrosis Conference

Issued by The Judging panel at the National CF Conference · February 2013

Finalist in the Roche postgraduate of the Year 2012.

Issued by ROCHE · November 2012

Awarded poster prize at the Young Microbiologists Symposium, University College Cork.

Issued by Young Microbiologists Symposium juding panel. · June 2012

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