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Best Of Belfast: Northern Ireland's #1 Interview Podcast

May 30, 2022

Dr Amilra De Silva (more commonly known as AP) is a Professor in the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering who during his 40-year career with Queen’s University developed a blood analyser that has sold 10’s of millions of units and saved countless lives around the world. 
In today’s episode we talk about:
  • Growing up in Sri Lanka
  • The role his grandparents played throughout his life
  • Moving to Belfast in the 70s
  • Why he was working on a molecular sodium sensor
  • How it got picked up by Big Pharma
  • The Lion King
  • And the wisdom of surrounding yourself by curators, mentors, and other people going deep into an area of expertise
Check it out.