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Dr. Arjan vanRossum

Head Of Department



Head of Department of Life and Health Sciences (School of Health and Science) at DkIT. Our Department provides programmes in Science and Health:
- B.Sc. Bioscience
- B.Sc. Pharmaceutical Science
- B.Sc. (Hons) Science with 2 Award options (Biopharmaceutical Science / Environmental Bioscience
- B.Sc. (Hons) Health and Physical Activity
- Higher Diploma in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing

Past experience: I have been Head of Department of Applied Sciences for 3 years and a lecturer at DkIT for 9 years. I have been actively involved in the improvement and re-validation of existing programmes, as well as the design and validation of a large number of new academic programmes. I am involved in research through the Centre of Freshwater and Environmental Studies (CFES). I have supervised two PhD students (by research) and one MSc student to completion. I have also supervised Summer Undergraduate Research Projects. My research interests lie in the areas of Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics.
Prior to working in DkIT, I worked in a highly regulated healthcare company (Abbott Ireland Diagnostics Division, Sligo, Ireland), where I was responsible for new product development and technology transfer. During this time, I received a Site Director Award for successful product launch to market on time (2007). I was also responsible for leading an international technical investigation regarding product quality and stability. 
I have gained extensive research experience, having worked as a Research Scientist in the U.K. for 9 years. During this time I was also responsible for the management of a busy research laboratory on a day-to-day basis (14 staff members). In addition, I have worked as a research consultant with Lovesgrove Research Ltd. (U.K.).