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Pharmacovigilance. Medical devices (ISO 13485, design control 820.30). Process analytical technology. Sensors. Proteins. Antibiotics. Reviews. Proposals. SOPs. R&D.

Profile Summary
Subject Matter Expertise
Writing Clinical Trial Documentation, Technical Writing, Copywriting, Newswriting
Research Market Research, User Research, Meta-Research, Feasibility Study, Fact Checking, Gap Analysis, Gray Literature Search, Systematic Literature Review, Secondary Data Collection
Consulting Digital Strategy Consulting, Scientific and Technical Consulting, Regulatory Consulting
Data & AI Predictive Modeling, Statistical Analysis, Algorithm Design-Non ML, Data Visualization, Big Data Analytics, Data Processing, Data Insights
Product Development Formulation, Stability/Shelf Life Testing, Product Evaluation, Material Sourcing, Product Validation, Manufacturing, Concept Development, Prototyping
Work Experience

Researcher/ Pharmacovigilance


March 2021 - Present

R&D - consulting, contracting, freelance

Kappa Crystals Ltd - Ireland

January 2019 - Present

Medical device coordinator R&D


March 2020 - January 2021

Technology Innovation - Chemical engineering, drug discovery and drug manufacturing

Science Foundation Ireland

January 2017 - February 2019

R&D engineer

Dairy Processing Technology Centre - Ireland

January 2016 - December 2016

R&D scientist/engineer

Innopharma Technology - EU FP7 projects - Ireland/EU

January 2014 - December 2015

Postdoc - scientist

Washington University School of Medicine - NIH USA

May 2013 - December 2013

PhD fellow - Biochemistry, crystallography, proteins

Trinity College Dublin - Ireland

December 2008 - May 2013

Intern - Research and development - Genomics, Radioactive assays, Proteins and DNA

CNRS and Paris-Orsay (IBBMC labs) - France

February 2008 - July 2008

Intern - Bioinformatics, nuclear receptors, cloning strategies

CNRS and Strasbourg Univ. (IGBMC labs)

April 2007 - June 2007


Ph.D. (School of Medicine and School of Biochemistry and Immunology)

Trinity College Dublin

December 2008 - May 2013

MSc/Eng Structure-function of Biomolecules (Pharmacy)

Ecole Polytechnique

2007 - 2008

BSc/Maitrise in Molecular biology and Genetics

University of Poitiers

2007 - 2007

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Luke Kiernan, Ian Jones, Lauri Kurki, Patrick J. Cullen, Toufic El Arnaout(2020). Adaptive Background Correction of Crystal Image Datasets: Towards Automated Process Control . Sensing and Imaging. 21. (1). Springer Science and Business Media {LLC}
Chen B, Tian EK, He B, Tian L, Han R, Wang S, Xiang Q, Zhang S, El Arnaout T, Cheng W(2020). Overview of lethal human coronaviruses . Signal transduction and targeted therapy.
Markiewicz-Keszycka M, Becker D, Cama-Moncunill X, Casado-Gavalda MP, Cullen PJ, El Arnaout T, O'Donnell C, Sullivan C, Zhao M(2019). Rapid analysis of magnesium in infant formula powder using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy . International dairy journal.
(2019). Targeting Lipoprotein Biogenesis: Considerations towards Antimicrobials . Trends in Biochemical Sciences (CELL).
Wei Cheng, Declan A. Doyle, Toufic El Arnaout(2018). The N-acyltransferase Lnt: Structure-function insights from recent simultaneous studies . International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 117. p. 870--877. Elsevier {BV}
Cheng W, Doyle DA, El Arnaout T(2018). The N-acyltransferase Lnt: Structure-function insights from recent simultaneous studies . International journal of biological macromolecules.
Toufic El Arnaout, P. J. Cullen(2017). Non-invasive 3D and 360° optical imaging of micro-particles . Scientific Reports. 7. (1). Springer Nature
Toufic El Arnaout, Lauri Kurki, Tapio Vaarala, Kai Ojala, P.J. Cullen, Carl Sullivan(2016). Crystallization monitoring using simultaneous bright field and PlasDIC imaging . Chemical Engineering Journal. 300. p. 64--74. Elsevier {BV}
(2016). Structural basis of lipoprotein signal peptidase II action and inhibition by the antibiotic globomycin. Science.
Vogeley L, El Arnaout T, Bailey J, Stansfeld PJ, Boland C, Caffrey M(2016). Structural basis of lipoprotein signal peptidase II action and inhibition by the antibiotic globomycin . Science (New York, N.Y.).
(2016). A novel backlight fiber optical probe and image algorithms for real time size-shape analysis during crystallization. Chemical Engineering Science.
(2016). Crystallization monitoring using simultaneous Bright Field and PlasDIC imaging. Chemical Engineering Journal.
Pabari RM, Togashi D, Cama-Moncunill R, El Arnaout T, Rifai H, Cruise P, Cullen PJ, Sullivan C(2015). Multipoint near-infrared spectrometry for real-time monitoring of protein conformational stability in powdered infant formula . International journal of food sciences and nutrition.
Tan J, Rouse SL, Li D, Pye VE, Vogeley L, Brinth AR, El Arnaout T, Whitney JC, Howell PL, Sansom MS, et al.(2014). A conformational landscape for alginate secretion across the outer membrane of Pseudomonas aeruginosa . Acta crystallographica. Section D, Biological crystallography.
Serre M, El Arnaout T, Brooks M, Durand D, Lisboa J, Lazar N, Raynal B, van Tilbeurgh H, Quevillon-Cheruel S(2014). Correction: The Carboxy-Terminal αN Helix of the Archaeal XerA Tyrosine Recombinase Is a Molecular Switch to Control Site-Specific Recombination . PloS one.
(2014). A conformational landscape for alginate secretion across the outer membrane of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Acta. D.
Serre MC, El Arnaout T, Brooks MA, Durand D, Lisboa J, Lazar N, Raynal B, van Tilbeurgh H, Quevillon-Cheruel S(2013). The carboxy-terminal αN helix of the archaeal XerA tyrosine recombinase is a molecular switch to control site-specific recombination . PloS one.
(2013). The carboxy-terminal αN helix of the archaeal XerA Tyrosine recombinase is a molecular switch of recombination. Plos One.
(2016). The crystal structure of a membrane peptidase bound to antibiotic (PDB: 5DIR). Protein Data Bank.
(2012). The structure of a dimeric recombinase (PDB 4A8E). Protein Data Bank.
(2015). Novel Multipoint NIRS: Overcoming the limitation of sample heterogeneity in static and motion conditions. ICEF12.
(2015). Moisture content determination of powdered infant formula utilising a novel Multiprobe Spectroscopy system. ICEF12.
(2015). Developing a new PAT Device and Algorithms for the In situ Imaging of Crystallization. IFPAC (pharmacy).
(2015). Multipoint NIR Spectroscopy for Moisture Content Determination of Powered Formula in Static and Dynamic Conditions. IFPAC (pharmacy).
(2015). Towards greater crystallization process control using novel optical engineering techniques and algorithms. EuPAT (pharmacy).
(2013). Structure-function studies of the prolipoprotein signal peptidase, LspA. Trinity College Dublin.
(2008). Structural & Biochemical approaches on DNA binding proteins. University Paris XI.
(2007). Cloning strategies and nuclear receptor studies. University of Strasbourg.
(2011). Cloning, expression and purification of a prolipoprotein signal peptidase. TCD SFI visitors’ day.
(2010). Applying a GFP fusion-based expression system for crystallization and structural studies. ICCBM13.