The School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology is one of the most successful molecular life science research units in Ireland and hosts several internationally recognized research leaders. In its latest research quality review, it received a score of 4 (of 5 maximum) placing it in the front rank of UCC academic units. The School’s research laboratories are located in modern purpose-built accommodation with state of the art facilities in the Western Gateway Building (Western Road), Biosciences Research Institute and the Analytical & Biological Chemistry Research Facility at the School of Pharmacy.
Research in the school is directed by Principal Investigator’s (PIs) on the academic staff and spans the biomedical, biotechnological and environmental science areas. We use all of the modern tools of molecular/cellular biology, protein biochemistry, molecular genetics, signal transduction, immunology, bioinformatics and analytical biochemistry to address fundamental and applied research questions in these challenging areas. Our principal research themes are:
- Cancer Biology
- Cell Signalling and Trafficking
- Molecular Genetics
- Translational Control
The school prides itself on its high quality publication record, high level of innovation and commercialization, and its central role interfacing with a variety of other basic science and clinical schools within the University and the scientific and biotechnological community worldwide.