TRiCC Researchers: Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Science
Trinity's Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Science was formed in January 2008, facilitating new synergies in the delivery of education, while building on past achievements and established strengths. Research in the Faculty demonstrates top quality, innovative research through both academic and industrial collaboration, actively tackling some of the major challenges of today and tomorrow.
With eight Schools, the Faculty offers world class teaching across a variety of exciting disciplines, including:
Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Genetics, Geography, Geology, Immunology, Mathematics, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Physics, Physiology, Science, Statistics and Zoology.
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There are five research themes in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology, all consistent with supporting the biomedical research that takes place in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute where the School is physically located. The research themes are: Immunology, Cancer, Metabolism, Neurodegeneration and Structural Biology.
The School has undergone considerable growth in recent years and currently comprises 25 research groups with 73 Ph.D. students, 19 M.Sc. students and 43 postdoctoral researchers.
The Intracellular Immunology Group aims to understand the mechanisms by which pathogens target and evade molecular and cellular immune responses.
These early pipe-line immunological discoveries feed our translational research in the development of novel therapeutics, designed to restore effective immunity and thus eliminate these infectious agents.
Our research currently analyses the effects of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) upon functional responses of anti-viral and inflammatory cytokines.
We investigate intracellular signalling cascades, such as the JAK/STAT pathway and explore immune regulation via intracellular proteins, such as Suppressor of Cytokine Signalling (SOCS). Our translational research is carried out in the context of both in vitro infection models and primary human patient immune cells.