Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Research

Research within MCT: Personalised diagnostics and therapeutics

Research in MCT focuses on understanding the molecular basis of disease in order to develop and apply our findings to the identification of biomarkers and drug targets. Our aim is to improve our understanding of disease, facilitating diagnosis, treatment and prevention. MCT are leading therapeutic and biomarker discovery in the areas of autoimmune and inflammatory disease, cancer, cardiovascular disease, infection, platelet biology and neurological and psychiatric disease. We have close ties with a number of clinical facilities throughout Ireland, including the Clinical Research Centre at Beaumont Hospital, RCSI teaching hospitals and both national and international centres.

For more information regarding our research activities please use the appropriate link for each member of academic staff and under each research areas.

 Cancer biology

Cancer biology

The cancer research programme at MCT aims to progress a precision oncology paradigm by: (i) understanding the molecular drivers of malignant disease (ii) discovering rational therapeutic targets and (iii) identifying key biomarkers to define disease progression and treatment outcome.

 human genetics

Human genetics

The MCT human genetics pillar currently includes the work of four principal investigators directing independent research programmes with overlapping research goals and approaches.

Infection, immunity and inflammation

Infection, immunity and inflammation

The MCT infection, immunity and inflammation pillar includes the work of eight principal investigators directing independent research programmes focusing on disorders and symptoms that impact the immune system.

Vascular biology

Vascular biology

Vascular disease arises from dysregulation of blood vessels and components of the blood. Our research is focused on determining how this occurs and using these insights to develop new diagnostic tests and treatments.