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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 animal 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.


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 Microbial Genomics (mGen) on March 31st during the Society's annual conference in Birmingham, UK. Read More 07/04/15

Microbiology Undergraduate Success, Trinity Student Scientific Review:

The Vice-Provost hosted a ceremony on March 11th to mark the publication of the Trinity Student Scientific Review, a new peer-reviewed publication for undergraduates. Congratulation to our JS Student Kelly Murray, Read More 11/03/15

Festival of Research 2015:

The Festival of Research was held in the Moyne Institute for Preventive Medicine on Feb 26th. The Senior Sophister students presented the results of their research projects to staff and students at the poster session which was also attended by the parents and friends of the Senior Sophister class, Read more 26/02/15

Retirement Symposium in Honour of Professor Tim Foster:

Professor of Molecular Microbiology Timothy James Foster retired from College in September 2014 following a Trinity career that stretches back to his BA in the mid-1960s. After graduating with a first-class degree in Bacteriology in 1969, Tim moved to Bristol University to pursue his PhD on chloramphenicol resistance mechanisms in Gram-negative bacteria under Dr Gilbert Howe. Immediately thereafter, Tim was appointed to a lectureship in Trinity's Microbiology Department by Professor Stanley Stewart. Tim's early research focused on mechanisms of resistance to tetracyclines and heavy metals - Read more 27/02/15


Seminar Programme: Click here for Programme for 2015.

Lager Yeast Ancestors Were Full of Eastern Promise: Read more 26 February 2015

Research Funding Successes in Microbiology: Read More 2015

Yeast is Yeast? Not So When it Comes To Beer Flavours: Microbiologist Dr Ursula Bond at Trinity College Dublin says different strains of yeast contribute to the different kinds of beer. Read Irish Times article here. 25/9/14

Four Microbiologists Win Harry Smith Vacation Studentships: Four microbiologists from Trinity College Dublin have won Harry Smith Vacation Studentships to support undergraduate research projects in their labs - Read More

Versatility in Genetic Expression Aids Rapid Microbial Evolution: Microbiologists from Trinity College Dublin have discovered that an identical protein is used differently by two species of bacteria to help them cope with distinct types of environmental stress. - Read More

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Last updated 15 April 2015 by Microbiology (Email).