Biochemistry & Immunology - Research

School Description:
The School of Biochemistry and Immunology has as its focus research into protein structure and function, effects of genetic polymorphism on metabolism, neuroscience, cancer biology, bioenergetics, molecular enzymology, cell and molecular biology, cellular and molecular immunology, innate immunity and inflammation, immunomodulation and molecular parasitology. The School currently holds significant research grants for national and international funding agencies. In addition, the School is equipped to a very high standard and has in-house core facilities for flow cytometry, cell imaging, molecular graphics and protein X-ray crystallography. We are well equipped with sophisticated spectroscopy instruments including double beam and stopped-flow spectrophotometers, as well as stopped-flow fluorimetry and stopped-flow CD. In partnership with the School of Chemistry we operate a 600MHz nmr spectrometer with a cryoprobe attachment to allow structural protein nmr studies. We have recently installed a new bio/chemical hazards suite.

The School of Biochemistry and Immunology (SBI) is located in the new Biomedical Sciences Institute on Pearse Street adjacent to the main Trinity campus. The School collaborates internationally on a large scale and has links to the Irish and International Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical sectors. Information on specific research projects, studentships and current vacancies can be found on the Schools website.

Entry requirements

Applicants must normally have an excellent primary degree, and / or professional qualification, in a relevant discipline from a reputable institution. In addition, PhD applicants should have an excellent Masters degree from a reputable institution. All applicants must have a fluent command of the English language. Since the demand for places is extremely high, these minimum requirements do not guarantee admission. Preference is given to the strongest academic applicants.

Enrolment dates

March 2020 Entry

Doctor in Philosophy, Biochemistry (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Biochemistry (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Immunology (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Immunology (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Biochemistry (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Biochemistry (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Immunology (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Immunology (Full-Time)

September 2020 Entry

Doctor in Philosophy, Biochemistry (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Biochemistry (Full-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Immunology (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Immunology (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Biochemistry (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Biochemistry (Full-Time)
Master in Science, Immunology (Part-Time)
Master in Science, Immunology (Full-Time)

Research

School Description:

The School of Biochemistry and Immunology has as its focus research into protein structure and function, effects of genetic polymorphism on metabolism, neuroscience, cancer biology, bioenergetics, molecular enzymology, cell and molecular biology, cellular and molecular immunology, innate immunity and inflammation, immunomodulation, infection and immunity, molecular parasitology and immunometabolism. The School currently holds significant research grants for national and international funding agencies. In addition, the School is equipped to a very high standard and has in-house core facilities for flow cytometry, cell imaging, molecular graphics and protein X-ray crystallography. We are well equipped with sophisticated spectroscopy instruments including double beam and stopped-flow spectrophotometers, as well as stopped-flow fluorimetry and stopped-flow CD. In partnership with the School of Chemistry we operate a 600MHz nmr spectrometer with a cryoprobe attachment to allow structural protein nmr studies. We have recently installed a new bio/chemical hazards suite.

The School of Biochemistry and Immunology (SBI) is located in the new Biomedical Sciences Institute on Pearse Street adjacent to the main Trinity campus. . The School collaborates internationally on a large scale and has links to the Irish and International Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical sectors. Information on specific research projects, studentships and current vacancies can be found on the School's website

Current graduate degrees offered are PhD in Biochemistry (research), PhD in Immunology (research), and an MSc in Immunology. Regarding the research PhDs, suitably qualified and interested graduates are required to first contact prospective supervisors directly at the school to consider possible project options. Students on the Ph.D. register must complete a progress report consisting of a written report and research presentation, normally after 18 months. Postgraduate students will also be encouraged to give oral research presentations throughout the course of their studies. It is expected that a graduate should gain their Ph.D. within 4 years."

More details
  • Qualification letters

    PhD / MSc

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Daytime

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