Karen Duffy

Dr Karen Duffy is the Facility Manager at REMEDI’s GMP facility, actively working to ensure operational and regulatory compliance of the facility’s activities. Karen holds a Ph.D. in Microbiology, Diploma in Quality Management and has just concluded a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). Karen has a background in both basic and industrial research, having been involved in projects such as: the development of a diagnostic assay to detect prions in bovine blood, development of a molecular detection assay for detection of food pathogens, the development of a novel diagnostic device and assay for detection of Streptococcus pyogenes. Karen is also involved in the EU seventh framework programme funded project Purstem (www.purstem.eu), the aim of which is to establish standard methods and tools for the production of large amounts of mesenchymal stem cells.