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Trinity College

Dr Ronnie Russel  Senior Lecturer in Microbiology sits on the CEMS steering committee.  The college’s role is to provide consultation on microbiology in relation to the contaminants and marine species associated with the works.


Microbiology is the branch of the life sciences which deals with the biology of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms - bacteria, fungi (moulds), protozoa and viruses. In terms of basic molecular and cell biology, microbiology has many elements in common with biochemistry and genetics. Aspects of these subjects form important parts of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Microbiology. The Department has a strong commitment to basic research, with the core research themes being in molecular biology of pathogenic microbes, preventive medicine, and microbial systems biology.


The Department of Microbiology has an establishment of eight full-time academic staff and has teaching and research links with the Department of Clinical Microbiology, School of Medicine at St. James's Hospital.

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