Dr Nora Lieggi received her BA in Physiology at Trinity College Dublin and a PhD in Biotechnology at Dublin City University in 2006, specialising in cardiovascular disease. She worked as a post-doctoral researcher at University College Dublin from 2007-2010, in the Conway Institute, focusing her research on atherosclerosis. She was appointed Laboratory Manager of the first High Content Screening Facility at UCD in 2010 utilizing automated imaging and automated cellular analysis. She worked on drug toxicity in conjunction with GE healthcare and genome wide screening projects. She was also involved in training and management of researchers and setting up the centre as a core research facility at the university. From 2012-2019 she lectured international students in all undergraduate science related disciplines in addition to post graduate research programmes. In 2020 she worked as the Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) Project Manager for UCD PPI Ignite and developed a keen interest in patient centred research. She currently works as the Research Manager for Cystinosis Ireland. Cystinosis is an ultra-rare lysosomal storage disease. In her role as Research Manager Nora works to find and support world class research that focuses on enhancing the lives of those living with the disease and potentially bring us closer to finding a cure. She is passionate about research and ensuring active involvement of patients and carers.