Tia Keyes is professor of physical chemistry at the School of Chemical Sciences, where she has been a member of academic staff since 2002. Tia’s research team are based between the School of Chemical Sciences and the National Biophotonics and Imaging Platform Ireland (NBIPI) a multi-institutional initiative established under PRTLI which Tia has led since 2009. Tia was an academic member of The Biomedical Diagnostics Institute and co-node leader (Britain and Ireland) on the Biophotonics4life consortium. She is author/coauthor of over 165 peer-reviewed publications in international journals. Her groups work has featured as 9 journal covers and highlights over the past 6 years. The Keys group is financially supported through a number of sources including Science Foundation Principal Investigator Programme, Enterprise Ireland, The Higher Education Authority (PRTLI) and the European Union.