Anatomy - Structured

Anatomy is the study of the structure of the human body and an important branch of biology. We regard both learning and research as vitally important; we offer opportunities to learn about the body from the cellular to the whole-body level as well as conducting research in several areas.

One of our key strengths lies in biological imaging – we house the Centre for Microscopy and Imaging which allows researchers access to, and training in, state-of-the-art imaging techniques for cutting edge science.

As Anatomy provides the basis of knowledge for many fields of healthcare and biomedical science, I would like to state our enduring thanks to those people who donate their bodies to us in order that we can continue to provide excellent training to our future healthcare providers and scientists.

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Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.


Structured PhD - Anatomy - 4 years full-time.


Areas of Specialisation:
Sampling design / Stereology / image analysis
Microscopy :Confocal / ambient and low temperature EM
Lectin Histochemistry
Detection of gene expression: in situ hybridization/PCR
Behavioural/phenotypic Characterisation (Animal/organ/cell)
Cell culture models including 3D cell culture systems.
Clinical Neuroimaging in Psychiatric Disorders

Broad Areas of Research Interest:
Reproductive Biology
Cardiovascular Biology
Biology of the Extracellular Matrix; receptors and signalling
Tissue Engineering

Anatomy is heavily involved in the research activities of The National centre for Biomedical Engineering Science (NCBES), The Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI), The Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials and the National Biophotonics and Imaging Platform

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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