The BIOMERIT Research Centre (BRC) was formally established in 1991 by Prof. Fergal O’Gara as a research centre of excellence within the Microbiology Department. The centre was initiated to promote, co-ordinate and develop key biotechnology research activities and to target strategic research funding to sustain and develop research programmes in biotechnology.

Mission Statement:
The mission of the BRC is to Maximise Education and Research in Innovative BioTechnology. 

Aims & Objectives:
The aims of the BRC are:

  • To sustain and further develop a research centre of excellence and carry out innovative and internationally competitive research in the core disciplines of the Centre.
  • To continue to attract national and international funding to support the research programmes of the Centre.
  • To enhance collaborations with both national and international research scientists and experts in the fields of interest.
  • To continue to provide a competitive and efficient research and training environment that will attract national and international research scientists and students of the highest calibre.
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