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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.

NEWS

Department of Microbiology hosts DAPI Symposium 

The sixth annual symposium of the Dublin Academy of Pathogenomics and Infection Biology (DAPI) was hosted by the Department of Microbiology on Friday, 15th January at the Moyne Institute. Read More


The prize for best postgraduate speaker was awarded to Leanne Hays, (TCD)

Forces holding bacteria together in staphylococcal biofilm

A collaboration between Assistant Professor Joan Geoghegan, Professor Tim Foster (both at the Department of Microbiology) and Professor Yves Dufrêne at the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium has resulted in the publication of several papers including one most recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA . This paper uses Atomic Force Microscopy to study molecular forces that hold staphylococcal cells together in multicellular arrays called biofilm. Read More

Regulatory rewiring improves bacterial fitness

Knowledge of the regulatory circuits that govern the high-level global control processes that influence bacterial gene expression has been exploited to produce an organism that outperforms its natural ancestor under specific environmental conditions. This work, funded by Science Foundation Ireland, was published online on December 3 rd in Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group). Read More

New publication involving the Kröger Lab.

High-resolution intracellular transcriptome of Salmonella enterica unveiled by Liverpool and Dublin microbiologists.

A comprehensive picture of gene expression of Salmonella enterica surviving inside macrophages has just been published. The study involved Jay Hinton (Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis, Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool), Carsten Kröger (Assistant Professor in Microbiology, Moyne Institute of Preventive Medicine, Department of Microbiology, TCD) and Dr Shabarinath Srikumar (Centre for Food Safety, UCD). Read More

LATEST NEWS:

Department of Microbiology hosts DAPI Symposium 
The sixth annual symposium of the Dublin Academy of Pathogenomics and Infection Biology (DAPI) was hosted by the Department of Microbiology on Friday, 15th January at the Moyne Institute. Read More 15/01/16

Forces holding bacteria togeher in staphylococcal biofilm
A collaboration between Assistant Professor Joan Geoghegan, Professor Tim Foster (both at the Department of Microbiology) and Professor Yves Dufrêne at the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium has resulted in the publication of several papers including one most recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA . Read More 6/01/16

Regulatory rewiring improves bacterial fitness
Knowledge of the regulatory circuits that govern the high-level global control processes that influence bacterial gene expression has been exploited to produce an organism that outperforms its natural ancestor under specific environmental conditions. Read More 03/12/2015

New publication involving the Kröger Lab.
High-resolution intracellular transcriptome of Salmonella enterica unveiled by Liverpool and Dublin microbiologists. Read More 17/11/15

Retirement Event in Honour of Associate Prof. Ronald Russell
Associate Professor Ronald Russell retired from College on September 30th, 2015 after 40 years of service. Read more 20/11/15

New Online-Only Open Access Journal Microbial Genomics (mGen):
The Society for General Microbiology announced the launch of its new online-only open access journal Read More, 07/04/15

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Last updated 26 January 2016 by Microbiology (Email).