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Welcome to the Department of Microbiology

The Department of Microbiology strives to enhance the vision of its benefactor Grania Guinness of an academic institute committed to exploration of the interactions between microbial pathogens and their hosts and to advancement of knowledge likely to impact positively on the development of vaccines, diagnostic tools and novel preventive and therapeutic treatments to combat and control infectious and communicable diseases affecting mankind and domestic animals worldwide.


Shoebox Appeal - DU Microbiological Society

Staff and students of the Department of Microbiology generously put together shoeboxes for the Inner City Helping Homeless Christmas appeal. These shoeboxes included essentials such as gloves, hats, socks, clothes as well as chocolates, books and other small gifts which will be donated to the homeless community and to those in emergency accommodation. Read more 21/12/16

College Open Day 2016, Saturday 10th December

The Department would like to thank all our volunteers at the Microbiology stand for the College Open Day. 10/12/16

Microbiology Society Prize

Dr. Alastair Fleming (left) congratulating Senior Sophister student Kevin Lyons who was awarded the Microbiology Society Prize for the highest Junior Sophister mark in Microbiology in 2016. Read More1/11/16
Kevin lyons microbiology society prize

2016 Normanby Lecture in Microbiology

This year's Normanby Lecture in Microbiology was given by Professor Tony Maxwell of the John Innes Centre in Norwich, UK.

prof maxwell normanby lecturer

The Normanby Lecture in Microbiology was established in 1996 in recognition of the considerable financial support that has been provided by the Normanby family in constructing, extending and refurbishing the Moyne Institute of Preventive Medicine over more than six decades. Read more... 27/10/16

Visualising how Salmonella genes are regulated

In a collaboration with scientists at the University of Liverpool, Dr Aoife Colgan and Assistant Professor Carsten Kröger (both at the Department of Microbiology, Trinity College Dublin) have determined the roles of the important regulatory systems that allow the human pathogen Salmonella Typhimurium to cause disease. Read More 29/08/16


Thursday, February 2nd at 1pm: Seminar by Dr. Sophie Helaine, Imperial College London on Salmonella forms intracellular persisters with TacT. See More Seminars.

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Last updated 23 January 2017 by Microbiology (Email).