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Biosensors, Probes and MedTech Innovation

Researchers in the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology have an established research excellence in studying the roles of molecular oxygen in biological systems. Our main research themes focus on hypoxia, cell and tissue respiration, metabolism, bioenergetics and mitochondrial function. Our research aims to exploit oxygen as a marker of cellular (dys)function and toxicity, and to translate this knowledge for applications to cancer, neuroscience and stem cell research.

Our biochemical and biophysical detection systems are applied in an array of in vitro, ex-vivo and in vivo prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems, including in the development and validation of new oxygen sensors, imaging probes and their bioanalytical applications.

Postgraduate studies in Biosensors, Probes and MedTech Innovation

Postgraduate research opportunities are available through:

Principal & Funded Investigators

Name Email Telephone Location
Professor Dmitri Papkovsky +353 (0)21 490 1698/1699 1.28/1.38 Cavanagh Pharmacy Building
Dr Paul Young +353 (0)21 420 5994/5995 3.42/3.96 Western Gateway Building

School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

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University College Cork