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

Available Research Projects

Exosomes trigger tumour neovascularisation and and subsequent escape from chemotherapy

Olga Piskareva, Molecular & Cellular Therapeutics. Keywords: cancer, neuroscience, drug resistance, angiogenesis, exosomes. More Information.


Network meta analysis of psychological factors influencing health behaviours

Frank Doyle, Psychology. Keywords: cancer, cardiovascular disorders, respiratory diseases, population health, gynaecology, obstetrics & perinatal health, network meta-analysis, health behaviours, psychological factors. More Information.


Depression and health behaviours in chronic conditions.

Frank Doyle, Psychology. Keywords: cardiovascular disorders, respiratory diseases, population health, depression, behaviour change, adherence. More Information.


Adherence to inhaled therapies.

Frank Doyle, Psychology. Keywords: respiratory diseases, inhaled therapy, adherence, behaviour change. More Information.


Psychometrics of patient reported outcomes.

Frank Doyle, Psychology. Keywords: population health, patient reported outcomes, item response theory, psychometrics. More Information.


Provision of smoking cessation care in hospital settings.

Frank Doyle, Psychology. Keywords: cancer, cardiovascular disorders, respiratory diseases, population health, medical education, smoking, behaviour change, medical education. More Information.


Attitudes to organ donation.

Frank Doyle, Psychology. Keywords: population health, organ donation, attitudes, intervention. More Information.


Breast cancer microcalcification-induced local inflammation; potential consequences for tumour progression.

Maria Morgan, Molecular & Cellular Therapeutics. Keywords: cancer, breast cancer, cell biology, immunology. More Information.


Automated flow micro-reactors and parallel microwave-assisted synthesis.

Donal O'Shea, Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Chemistry. Keywords: pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences & chemistry. More Information.


Mixed Li/K amides and enantioselective carbolithiations as effective synthetic tools.

Donal O'Shea, Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Chemistry. Keywords: pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences & chemistry. More Information.


New class of light activated anti-cancer and anti-microbial agents.

Donal O'Shea, Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Chemistry. Keywords: cancer, pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences & chemistry, photodynamic therapy (pdt), anti-cancer, anti-microbial. More Information.


New class of near-infrared (NIR) fluorochrome for real-time fluorescence guided surgery.

Donal O'Shea, Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Chemistry. Keywords: pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences & chemistry, nir fluorochrome, fluorochrome imaging, cancer. More Information.


Injectable chemotherapeutic gels for the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme.

Eduardo Ruiz-Hernandez, Department of Anatomy and School of Pharmacy. Keywords: cancer, bioengineering, pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences & chemistry, drug delivery systems, injectable gels, glioblastoma. More Information.


The Role of Platelets in Human Pregnancy: An exploration of the nature of the cytokine secretion profile during normal human pregnancy.

Niamh Moran, Molecular & Cellular Therapeutics. Keywords: gynaecology, obstetrics & perinatal health, pregnancy, platelet, non-thrombotic. More Information.


Movement analysis of sports-related hip and groin pain

Helen French, School of Physiotherapy. Keywords: physiotherapy, 3D motion analysis, hip pain, movement screening. More Information.


The Role of Platelets in Cancer: An exploration of the nature of the cytokine secretion profile in during cancer progression

Niamh Moran, Molecular & Cellular Therapeutics. Keywords: cancer, cardiovascular disorders, platelet, metastasis More Information.


Novel peptidomimetics of Nature's antibiotics

Marc Devocelle, Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry. Keywords: Infection & Immunity, Peptidomimetics, Antimicrobial Peptides, Antibiotic resistance. More Information.


Nanomedicines against multi-drug resistant bacteria

Marc Devocelle, Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry. Keywords: Infection & Immunity, Antibiotic resistance, Antimicrobial Peptides, Prodrugs and nanomedicines. More Information.


FUNDED PhD: Dr Marco Monopoli - nanomaterials

The project seeks to find a highly motivated student to carry out a study focused in obtaining a complete understanding of the mechanisms of interaction between nanomaterials and living systems essential for Nanomedicine, Nanotoxicology applications and to evaluate their Environmental Impact. More Information.