Staff and researchers in the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology conduct fundamental and applied research using genetics and genomics of model organisms (worm, zebrafish, mouse) and humans to understand fundamental mechanisms of biology and disease. Areas of active investigation include genetic decoding, genetic control of embryonic development, molecular genetics, genomics and cell biology, non-coding RNAs, RNA-binding proteins, and genetic and genomic analysis of diseases in model systems and humans including cancer, neurodegeneration and regeneration.

Members of the Department have also been at the forefront of technology development in the use of new methods for production and analysis of large genomic data sets.

Postgraduate studies in Genetics

Postgraduate research opportunities are available through:

Principal & Funded Investigators

Name Email Telephone Location
Professor Pavel (Pasha) Baranov +353 (0)21 420 5419 Western Gateway Building 3.98 
Dr Andrew Lindsay +353 (0)21 490 1368 / 1361 Biosciences Institute 3.09 / 3.33
Dr Tom Moore  +353 (0)21 420 5554  Western Gateway Building 3.90
Professor Tommie McCarthy +353 (0)21 420 5436 Western Gateway Building 3.92
Dr Martina Yordanova  +353 (0)21 420 5447  Western Gateway Building 3.97
Dr Paul Young  +353 (0)21 420 5994 / 5995  Western Gateway Building 3.42 / 3.96


School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

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