Blocking the onset of breast cancer

Dr Maeve Kiely is part of UL’s research team in the Laboratory of Cellular & Molecular Biology which is studying the complex interactions occurring between proteins inside cells in the hope of blocking the onset of breast cancer. Maeve is one of UL's many PhD graduates striving for excellence and making a real impact to our society. 94% of UL’s PhD graduates are employed, with the majority working in Ireland and helping to build our world-leading innovation ecosystem.

Genetic testing technology

UL research fellow, Dr Mark Dalton has collaborated with high-potential Irish start-up company, GenCell Biosystems to develop next generation genetic analysis technology. This research partnership helps to deliver technological edge to enable Irish industry compete on a global scale. The Limerick-based GenCell recently announced a major with Brazilian partners to develop new clinical screening systems to address that country's healthcare needs.

The world of crystal engineering

Professor Michael Zaworotko, Bernal Chair of Crystal Engineering at the University of Limerick has been ranked among the world’s top 1% highly cited researchers displaying exceptional impact. Only three thousand researchers earned the distinction by writing the greatest numbers of reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators℠ asHighly Cited Papers—ranking among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and year of publication. 

Advanced pharmaceutical research

UL to host new €5m Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre (PMTC). Professor Gavin Walker, Bernal Chair of Pharmaceutical Powder Engineering and the research team at PMTC are working to build Ireland’s reputation for research excellence in the pharmaceutical sector. This industry accounts for over 50% of Irish exports and is responsible for over direct and indirect 60,000 jobs.

Are nuts and bolts a thing of the past?

UL research aims to make structures safer and stronger through innovative joining solutions. The UL research project which aims to develop new ways to join components has been awarded €1.35 million funding through the Science Foundation Ireland Investigators Programme.

IComp awarded €240k by the European Space Agency to research new Bio-composite Space Materials

The Irish Centre for Composites Research (IComp) at the University of Limerick has been awarded €240,000 by the European Space Agency (ESA) for a new space materials research project, entitled “Demisable Bio-Composite Materials”. The 18 month project which commenced last month is led by Dr Walter Stanley, Lecturer in Mechanical, Aeronautical, and Biomedical Engineering at UL.