Immunology & Microbiology
At Maynooth University we are recognised for our research into the roles of the immune system in health, inflammation, microbial (especially fungal) infection and disease.
We explore the genetics and biochemistry of disease to discover the key molecules involved in inflammatory signalling during chronic and acute conditions.
Using mathematical and biological modelling, computational analyses of genomes, and cutting edge laboratory approaches, our teams are discovering how pathogens evolve, develop resistance and interact with the immune system.
In partnership with industry, our research aims to translate this knowledge into improved prospects for personal health and for economic development.
Maynooth University is an ideal Host Institution for a Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowship and this cluster is interested in finding potential applicants. Find a mentor below or contact ImmuneandMicro@mu.ie for more information.
Maynooth University team plays key role in vaccine development for whooping cough.
Approximately two billion years ago, two single cell biological organisms – prokaryotes - neither of which had a true nucleus, fused together to create a new entity. This remarkable event appears to have happened only once.
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
Ms Nicola Moloney BSc, a 3rd 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 Malahide, Co. Dublin from 20-22 March 2016.
Date: Wednesday, 30 March 2016