• Question: What inspired you to start curing disease and is there any disease you have come close to curing?

    Asked by Toad to Diarmuid on 19 Nov 2019.
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      Diarmuid Kenny answered on 19 Nov 2019:

      I like the idea of my work having a positive impact on people. For me the most obvious is drug discovery. I work in early drug discovery. So I am right at the start of the process. It could be that some drugs I worked on are not curing a disease, however I won’t really know as it takes 10 years for a drug to go from being discovered to being ready to be used in patients.