Alimentary Glycoscience Research Cluster (AGRC)

The Alimentary Glycoscience Research Cluster (AGRC) is an inter-institutional, multi-disciplinary consortium of academic and industrial researchers funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), which is exploring the role of gut glycosylation in host-microbe interactions.

For further information please visit http://www.nuigalway.ie/research/agrc/

Diabetes and Endocrinology services

Diabetes and Endocrinology services at GRUHG serves as a regional centre to provide excellent clinical care to patients who attend our services with endocrine disorders, diabetes mellitus or weight related health issues.  This care is delivered through an integrated, evidence-based, patient-centred, multidisciplinary approach, with an emphasis on education and research.

Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI)

The Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI) is a Science Foundation Ireland-funded research centre focused on using stem cell and regenerative medicine technologies to treat human disease.  Based at NUI Galway with partners in NUI Maynooth and University College Cork, REMEDI is a collaboration between scientists, engineers, clinicians and industry.  REMEDI currently has research programmes in areas such as stem cell biology, immunology, gene therapy and cell manufacturing and the two main translational targets at the centre are vascular disease and osteoarthritis.  A number of diabetic complications are being studied at REMEDI and scientists are working to develop novel regenerative medicine-based approaches to treat these diseases.

 For further information please visit www.nuigalway.ie/remedi

Health Promotion Research Centre

The Health Promotion Research Centre at NUI Galway produces high quality research of national and international significance, that supports the development of best practice and policy in the promotion of health.  The Centre is a World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Health Promotion Research, has an active multidisciplinary research programme, and collaborates with regional, national and international agencies on the development and evaluation of health promotion interventions and strategies.

 For further information please visit www.nuigalway.ie/hprc

The Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials (NFB)

NFB, is a multidisciplinary research centre which hosts over sixty biologists, chemists, scientists, engineers, and clinicians. It is based at the National University of Ireland, Galway and is directed by Professor Abhay Pandit. NFB specialises in the development of biomaterials platforms with focus on clinical targets in the areas of musculoskeletal and cardiovascular reconstruction, neural regeneration, soft tissue repair and ophthalmic applications, and is continuously developing functional biomaterials for innovative therapeutic solutions. Functionality for these forms is achieved through custom chemistries which facilitate the attachment of surface tethered moieties or encapsulated therapeutic factors including drugs, genes, cells, growth factors, hormones and other active agents to specific target sites.

 NFB is continuously developing new technologies for use in gene delivery and drug delivery using a wide range of clinically relevant materials including naturally occurring biopolymers such as collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid and chitosan; synthetic polymers, such as polyethylene glycol (PEG), poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA), poly(lactic acid) (PLA), polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), polydioxanone (PDO), polycaprolactone (PCL); as well as metals, alloys, and ceramics. NFB’s researchers employ a range of nanotechnologies and micro-fabrication technologies (bottom-up or top-down) to create complex structures with topographical cues to be used as scaffolds for tissue engineering applications. State of the art facilities are available to evaluate the bulk, surface and biological properties of the produced biomaterials

 For further information please visit NFB

National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science

The National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science at NUI Galway, is an interdisciplinary centre of research excellence, which brings together scientists, engineers and clinicians in a team-based, problem-centred approach to research. The Centre's research is focused on innovative therapeutic solutions to current medical challenges including cardiovascular, orthopaedic and neurodegenerative diseases as well as cancer. 

 For further information please visit NCBES

Centre for Pain Research

Centre for Pain Research is an interdisciplinary pain research collaboration between NUI Galway, GRUHG, regional hospitals and health service related  agencies.  The aim is to improve our scientific understanding of pain from the basic sciences through to the population level.

 For further information please visit www.nuigalway.ie/centre_pain_research

National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science

The HRB Clinical Research Facility, Galway (CRFG) is a joint venture between Galway University Hospitals (GUH) and National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) and has been in operation since March 2008. The CRFG provides the infrastructure, physical space, facilities, expertise and culture needed to optimally support bioscience research.   The CRFG focus on studies aimed at understanding a range of diseases and speedily translating the knowledge obtained through this research work into reimbursed, regulatory approved advances in patient care. The services available support a full spectrum of bioscience research by providing:

- Access to clinical specialists and networks
- Ethical and regulatory submissions
- Biospecimen collection and processing
- Biostatistical and methodological support on study design and analysis
- Clinical trial study management
- Controlled storage for Investigational Medicinal Products
- Data management and IT support
- Education programmes
- Medical Writing
- Monitoring
- Pharmacovigilance
- Research nursing support
- Research pharmacy support
- Study budget preparation
- Study protocol development

 For further information please visit www.nuigalway.ie/hrb_crfg