Chemistry Research Areas

At Maynooth University we focus on different aspects of chemistry relating to:

  • Organic/Pharmaceutical/Medicinal Chemistry, where we are looking to design and make medicines more effectively, though improved catalysis and the modification of carbohydrates and oligonicleotides
  • Physical/Analytical Chemistry, where our research includes using implanted sensors and biosensors to measure the chemical reactions that go on in a brain in real time, and how that can change in models of disease
  • Biophysical Chemistry, where our research has a strong crossover with biology and we are figuring out what makes proteins stable and why they act the way they do, and
  • Inorganic Chemistry, which puts the focus on metals in the search for new anti-cancer and anti-microbial drug

Our staff collaborate internationally with academic partners, publish in high-impact scientific journals (including Angewandte Chemie) and work with industry.
The campus company Cerebeo has spun out from the Department.

 Overview of departmental research activity   Research Brochure

Graduate Teaching Studentships in Chemistry 2019: