Principal Investigator, Science to Market
Dr Harriët Schellekens (BSc, MSc, PhD) is a principal investigator with Food for Health Ireland focusing on appetite modulation. She is a lecturer in UCC’s Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience and is also part of the APC Microbiome Institute. She has a PhD in Pharmacy, an MSc in Biology and Medical Biology, and was awarded a Marie Curie Host Fellowship for Transfer of Knowledge in 2006. She led development and optimisation at Organon NV (Akzo Nobel) for five years and has worked at Eirx therapeutics, contributing towards building a focused drug discovery capability. She returned to academia in 2010 and has published several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Her research interests have been focused on the neuronal circuitry underlying the complex relationship between stress, mood and food intake.