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In our School, we strive to carry out cutting-edge research in Genetics and Microbiology. Our staff work across the breadth of both disciplines, including virology, genomics, molecular evolution, medical genetics, medical microbiology and anti-microbial resistance among many other areas of interest. An important part of our research activity is the training of undergraduate and postgraduate students and of postdoctoral researchers. Many have gone on to leadership positions in academia, industry or public bodies, and as a School, we greatly benefit from this wide and international network of alumni.

Our research is supported by national funding bodies such as Science Foundation Ireland, the Irish Research Council, and the Health Research Board, as well as by international funding agencies, including the European Research Council and the Wellcome Trust. We publish our work regularly in leading scientific journals, resulting in an international reputation for scholarly quality. We also have a strong record for the application and commercialisation of our research findings - many invention disclosures and patent applications have been filed and several successful companies that have been founded by members of our School.

Prof. Frank Wellmer, Director of Research, School of Genetics and Microbiology

ERC Support Opportunities

Our school supports Starting and Consolidator ERC or equivalent grant applicants after review by an internal committee. Applicants interested in seeking the support of either Genetics or Microbiology department for such an award, should submit their CV and draft project outline to (Genetics) or (Microbiology) at least 3 months prior to the intended date of submission.

Principal Investigators in our school have active grants with the following agencies:

Our research groups also work on scientific research for various charities: