Structured PhD (Microbiology) full-time

College of Science,
School of Natural Sciences

Course overview

All PhD students in the College of Science will enroll in a Structured PhD
http://www.nuigalway.ie/science/rgroups.html


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 


Marine microbiology underpins the study of climate change, marine productivity and diversity. NUI Galway researchers are studying the microbes that drive geochemical nutrient cycles.


Infectious diseases


All infectious diseases are caused by microorganisms. Research foci are; infection mechanisms, food borne illnesses, antibiotic resistance and diagnostics.

Programmes available

Structured PhD, 4 years full-time

Entry requirements

To be eligible to enter on a programme of study and research for the degree of PhD you must have reached a high honours standard at the examination for the primary degree or presented such evidence as will satisfy the Head of School and the College of your fitness.

Areas of interest

http://www.nuigalway.ie/microbiology/

  • 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 
E conor.obyrne@nuigalway.ie 
www.nuigalway.ie/microbiology
www.nuigalway.ie/courses/graduate/micro_research.html

PAC code

GYR09

Fees for this course

EU: €4,529 p.a. 2014/15 inclusive of levy

Non-EU: €13,750 p.a. 2014/15

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