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

Research Areas

 

Bioengineering

The goal of tissue engineering is to develop cell, construct and living system technologies to restore the structure and functional mechanical properties of damaged or degenerated tissue i.e. alternative approaches to healing through the development of regenerative, rather than replacement, technologies. More...

Cancer

Cancer is a core area of research at RCSI and includes a diverse range of projects involving breast carcinoma, colon cancer, mesothelioma, brain tumors and neuroblastoma. Research activities include basic studies on molecular mechanisms of carcinogenesis, translational studies on biomarkers that are predictive of clinical outcome and the incorporation of More...

Cardiovascular Research

RCSI cardiovascular clinicians and scientists have multiple research programs concerning risk factors, the molecular biology of atherothrombosis, optimal therapy and the minimization of cardiovascular complications - the following themes are of particular interest More...

Nursing

The Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Research aims to provide a resource for the co-ordination and strategic development of research by nurses and midwives at RCSI. The first 5-year strategy was developed in 2010 and has set a range of goals and objectives which are closely aligned with the RCSI Research Strategy and which More...

Infection, Immunity & Inflammation

The Infection and Immunity cluster at RCSI combines studies in the mechanisms of immunity to infection and the role of the immune system in inflammation (both chronic and acute) and autoimmune diseases such as Systemic Lupus Erythrematosus (SLE), with a particular emphasis on the role More.... 

Medicine

The Dept. Medicine, under the directorship of Prof. Noel G. McElvaney, has a highly productive respiratory disease research programme focusing in depth on cystic fibrosis and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. Its major research interests include pulmonary innate immunity, protease/anti protease More...

Neuroscience

Neuroscience Research at the RCSI encompasses a wide variety of basic and clinical research which can nominally be divided into four broad areas: Acute neurological disorders Prof Jochen Prehn More...

Gynaecology, Obstetrics & Perinatal Health

The research aim of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology is to carry out transformational clinical research in the field of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, which will benefit mother and child and have an impact on both women's health More...

Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences & Chemistry

The process of drug discovery and development involves the identification of drug candidates, their synthesis, characterization, testing for in vitro affinity and selectivity for a therapeutic target, formulation and delivery. More...

Surgery

The RCSI has a long heritage in surgical training and providing leadership in the development of surgical practice in Ireland. It is only fitting that our department of surgical affairs and the national surgical training centre have an active research and development programme. More...

Population Health Sciences 

The Division of Population Health Sciences (PHS) incorporates the Departments of Epidemiology and Public Health, General Practice and Psychology. It brings together a critical mass of researchers involved in multi-disciplinary research with a common objective More...

CyberPsychology

CyberPsychology is the study of the relationship between psychology and technology, including social media, mobile devices, algorithmic intelligence and many others. As psychology delves deeper into cyberspace, fundamental questions arise: will traditional theories be sufficient to understand online behaviours? does the online environment represent a new sphere of human evolution?  more...