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Biopharmaceutical & Pharmacological Sciences - Research

PhD Students under the programme pursue postgraduate studies in the area of (Bio)pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences: an integration of Synthetic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacology, Bioprocessing, Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology.


3 years full-time.

Further enquiries

BPS Programme Manager:
Professor Pat Guiry,
University College Dublin

BPS Educational Programme Committee Coordinator:
Dr Christine Loscher, DCU

Local Contacts
UCD Ann Mooney

Subjects taught

Module Titles:
Biological NMR
Advanced Cancer Biology and Pharmacology
Advanced Mechanisms of Gene Regulation
Advanced Cardiovascular Pharmacology: Mechanisms and Pharmacotherapy in Atherothrombotic Disease
Emerging Therapies: Cloning, Gene Therapy and Stem Cells
Drug Discovery and Development
Advanced Renal Pharmacology: Disease Development and Treatment
Advanced Neuropharmacology: Cognition, Neurodegeneration and Psychiatric Disorders
Integrated Pharmacology
Capturing Novel Ideas

Research areas

Dublin City University (DCU) will contribute through its unique graduate training programme in Target-driven Therapeutics and Theranostics (T3)

The T3 programme incorporates first class teaching with cutting-edge research. We provide a multidisciplinary academic and research programme for training students towards a PhD in the expanding field of therapeutics. The goal of the T3 programme is to graduate PhDs with the skills necessary to lead Ireland ’s biopharmaceutical and biomedical diagnostics industries. The T3 programme is centred on research streams composed of teams of PIs in the following areas:

Epithelial/endothelial cells
Drug targeting and Optimization
Cell Communication and Theranostics.

Each stream focuses on a small number of well-defined drug targets with which DCU faculty have extensive experience.T3 post-doctoral fellows appointed to each stream foster collaborative therapeutic research amongst DCU Faculty.

To ensure the best possible training and research additional capacity is also being added under the BPS at DCU in the following areas:

National Drug Screening Facility
Bio-Resource Unit
GMP Facility
Tissue Culture Facility
Diffractometer Facility

Enrolment and start dates

Start date: To be agreed with School

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