Dr. Jennifer McManus is a lecturer in chemistry at Maynooth University. She received her B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from University College Dublin and after a period of postdoctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, established the Soft Matter and Biophysical Chemistry research group at Maynooth University as a Science Foundation Ireland Stokes Lecturer. Her current research focus is the self-assembly of proteins. Her research group explores protein phase transitions and in particular how protein surface chemistry drives the assembly process and the mechanisms leading to protein aggregation.