Tomas Ryan is a neuroscientist at the School of Biochemistry & Immunology at TCD (where Luke O’Neill is Chair of Biochemistry). Ryan has ties to the pharmaceutical industry through Wellcome Trust, who funded his PhD at Cambridge University with a Fellowship.
Wellcome is a very wealthy foundation (£26bn). It has historic ties with GSK (formerly known as Glaxo Wellcome), and is hugely active in vaccine research. Wellcome created the “COVID-Zero” campaign. Tomas Ryan is one of the most prominent campaigners for “Zero Covid Island”.
Wellcome Trust’s membership of Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT)
In the summer of 2015, the Wellcome Trust joined the Japanese government, 7 Japanese pharmaceutical and diagnostics companies, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the United Nations Development Program as funding partner of the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT), which funds scientific research and development for anti-infectives and diagnostics for diseases that primarily affect the developing world. Bill Gates has noted that “GHIT draws on the immense innovation capacity of Japan’s pharmaceutical companies, universities and research institutions to accelerate the creation of new vaccines, drugs and diagnostic tools for global health.”
Primetime Assistant Prof Tomas Ryan Nonsense Fest – 23 Oct 2020
Tomas Ryan Bio
Trinity College Dublin (2001 – 2005)
B.A. (Moderatorship) in Natural Sciences: Human Genetics
University of Cambridge (2005 – 2009)
Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Grant Laboratory, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute – Funded by the Wellcome Trust
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and Wolfson College, Cambridge (2009 – 2010)
Junior Research Fellow, Genes to Cognition Program
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (2010 – 2016)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Tonegawa Laboratory – Receives grants and donations from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Jeffrey Epstein.
Trinity College Dublin (2016 – Current)
Assistant Professor in Neuroscience
School of Biochemistry and Immunology
Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience
His research is supported by a
- European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant,
- a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) President of Ireland Young Researcher Award (PIYRA),
- and a Jacobs Foundation Fellowship.