The School of Genetics and Microbiology comprises the Smurfit Institute of Genetics and the Moyne Institute for Preventative Medicine. The School is characterised by its vibrant teaching and progressive research programme. The School has 23 Principal Investigators with active research programmes funded from Irish, EU and other international funding agencies.
Research in Microbiology is focused on infection biology, preventive medicine, prokaryotic gene regulation, the flow of genetic information, genome composition and structure in yeasts, yeast biotechnology and virus evolution.
Research groups are housed in the Moyne Institute of Preventive Medicine, a building funded by the Normanby Trust. It is well equipped to support state-of-the-art research in modern molecular and cellular microbiology. There are currently eight members of academic staff