Structured PhD (Microbiology) full-time
College of Science,
School of Natural Sciences
All PhD students in the College of Science will enroll in a Structured PhD
Major research themes/clusters
Research activity in Microbiology is carried out in three broad topics:
Energy and environment
Microbes are being exploited for sustainable energy generation from renewable biomass and waste, e.g., biofuel cells, anaerobic digestion.
Marine microbiology underpins the study of climate change, marine productivity and diversity. NUI Galway researchers are studying the microbes that drive geochemical nutrient cycles.
All infectious diseases are caused by microorganisms. Research foci are; infection mechanisms, food borne illnesses, antibiotic resistance and diagnostics.
Areas of interest
- Molecular diagnostics
- Host-pathogen studies
- Microbial glycobiology
- Microbial diversity in aquatic environment
- Recombinant protein production
- Deep ocean microbiology
- Stress responses in food borne pathogens
- Food borne pathogen epidemiology
- Antibiotic and disinfectant resistance
- Applied ecology and habitat management
Find out more
Dr. Conor O'Byrne
T +353 91 493 957