An international team of scientists, including five researchers from Maynooth University, have sequenced and analysed the genome of the largest living organism on planet Earth, revealing the secrets of a deadly fungal organism larger than the Phoenix Park.
Date: Friday, 24 November 2017
An international group of scientists including researchers from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) and five researchers from the Department of Biology at Maynooth University (Dr. David Fitzpatrick & Professor Sean Doyle along with PhD students Nicola Moloney, Eoin O’Connor and Rose Waldron) have recently sequenced and analysed the complete genomes of four Armillaria species, published in Nature Ecology and Evolution (1).
Date: Monday, 20 November 2017
D’fhógair an tAire le freagracht as Oiliúint, Scileanna, Nuálaíocht agus Taighde agus Forbairt, John Halligan TD, inniu go bhfuil infheistíocht ar fiú €2.5m í déanta ag Fondúireacht Eolaíochta Éireann (FEÉ) i gcúrsaí taighde in Ollscoil Mhá Nuad trí Chlár Taighdeoirí FEÉ.
Date: Thursday, 21 September 2017
The 6th Biology Research Day was held on the 6th of June 2017 and provided an opportunity for PhD and MSc students, postdocs and academic staff to present and discuss their research, and to get an overview of the current research activities in the department.
Date: Monday, 10 July 2017
Maynooth student awarded the prestigious Best Oral Presentation Prize at the Irish Fungal Society Meeting
Mr Jamie McGowan BSc, a 1st year PhD student in the Department of Biology, Maynooth University was awarded the prestigious Best Oral Presentation Prize at the Irish Fungal Society Meeting which was held in Limerick Institute of Technology from 15-16 June 2017.
Date: Monday, 26 June 2017
Scientists have discovered that specific cells from the immune system are key players in brain repair – a fundamental breakthrough that could revolutionise the treatment of debilitating neurological disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
Date: Tuesday, 14 March 2017
Our immune system may have as much as a 30% role in controlling bodyweight, according to new research presented at Maynooth University today.
Date: Thursday, 17 November 2016
Bhí an ghrian ag taitneamh nuair a cuireadh tús le Bronnadh na gCéimeanna don Fhómhar in Ollscoil Mhá Nuad. Bronnadh réimse céimeanna ag leibhéal fochéime agus ag leibhéal iarchéime ar níos mó ná 1,110 mac léinn, lena n-áirítear seacht gcéimí PhD is fiche.
Date: Wednesday, 02 November 2016
Scientists have discovered a new defence system against oxidative stress in the opportunistic fungal pathogen, Aspergillus fumigatus, a particularly nasty organism which annually infects hundreds of thousands of people world-wide.
Date: Monday, 17 October 2016
Scientists working out of Maynooth University, Trinity College Dublin, and Queen Mary University of London have unearthed a potential new preventative option to combat Ascaris roundworm infection.
Date: Thursday, 04 August 2016