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Anatomy - Research

Course overview

Modern Anatomy is about placing function in a structural context and providing adequate spatial and temporal resolution of cellular events.


Postgraduate students will be expected to complete a research project within one of our areas of interest using the extensive range of technologies available in the discipline of Anatomy.


Additionally, it is envisaged that postgraduate students will participate in scientific cross-over with intra-institutional and external laboratories. It is also expected that the PhD students would contribute to teaching activities of the discipline.


Admission to our research programmes requires prior approval of the discipline.

Please contact the discipline administrator to arrange to meet the relevant staff member for informal discussion concerning research degrees.


Anatomy is a key node within the National Biophotonics and Imaging Platform http://www.nbipireland.ieand is part of the Euro-BioImaging network.

Entry requirements

PhD candidates should normally have a high honours standard in a relevant academic discipline at primary degree level or equivalent together with the support of an academic staff member who is approved by the College to supervise the research in terms of its nature and scope.


Additional entry requirements

Candidates may be required to submit a research proposal for consideration by the School as part of their application.

Duration

Course Code: College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences: 1PM1; 1PM2; 1SMD1; 1SMD2 College of Science: 1PS1; 1PS2; 1MS1; 1MS2


PhD (Anatomy), full-time

PhD (Anatomy), part-time

MSc (Anatomy), full-time

MSc (Anatomy), part-time

Further enquiries

Ms. Fidelma Gallen

T +353 91 492 180

E fidelma.gallen@nuigalway.ie

Research areas

Research Areas


Reproductive Biology

Neurobiology

Matrix Biology

Chromosome Biology

Cardiovascular Biology

Tissue Engineering

Development

Glycobiology

Medical Imaging


Specialised areas of interest


Integrative reproduction: structure/function of human endometrium, environmental endocrine disruption, fetomaternal interface


In vivo and in vitro study of human diseases


Normal and pathological development


Role of the extracellular matrix, of matrix receptors and signalling in vivo


Phenotypic analysis of models


In vitro model systems—cell micropatterning and microfluidics


Biomaterials tissue interactions


Neuroscience: spinal cord development and injury


Cellular responses to DNA damage


Specific contribution to national biophotonics and imaging platform


Education, molecular and cellular imaging, imaging technology cores


Neuroimaging: Understanding the biological basis of mood and anxiety disorders and psychosis


Technologies available


Sampling design; Stereology; Image analysis


Microscopy: confocal/ambient and low temperature Electron


Microscopy


Immunocytochemistry


In situ hybridization (at the light and electron microscopical level)


PCR


Lectin Histochemistry


Behavioural/phenotypic Characterisation (Organ/cell)

Cell culture models and/or 3D cell culture systems


In vivo and post-mortem human brain imaging using structural and diffusion MRI, advanced MR image analysis such as non-tensor based tractography

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