Siobhán McClean

Siobhán McClean

Lecturer and Conway Fellow

University College Dublin, Ireland







Network Management Board member 2021+, Network Investigator


Research Keywords: 

Vaccine Antigen Identification via Proteomic Approaches, Burkholderia Host Interactions; Chronic Infection; Bacterial Adaptation



Prof. Siobhán McClean is a Principal Investigator leading a research group of 11 PhD and Postdoctoral researchers at University College Dublin.  SFor the past 20 years her research has focussed on bacteria that cause opportunistic lung infections. Her interest in lung infections led her to develop a proteomic platform technology to identify proteins that bacteria use to attach to human cells. These proteins have proved to be excellent vaccine candidates.  Using this approach she and her research team have has identified several candidate vaccine antigens against Burkholderia pseudomallei and more recently against three ESKAPE pathogens, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.  She coordinates an MSCA Innovative Training Network called BactiVax, a collaborative Vaccine network comprising 13 research teams across 8 countries.  She also coordinates the All-Island Vaccine Research Alliance (AIVRT), a cross-border research network between four Universities on the island of Ireland.  


Related Websites: 

Profile page at University College Dublin

Profile page on ResearchGate



Key Publications

Available at University College Dublin and on ORCID