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Available Research Projects

All RCSI projects are also available on the 3U PhD Hub portalAlternatively, please go to our recruitment page to apply for scholarships for funded projects at RCSI.

PhD: Dr Stephen Keely - Targeting Bile Acids for the Treatment Intestinal Disease

This PhD project will elucidate the molecular mechanisms involved and to identify new targets for therapeutic ... More Information.


PhD: Dr Brona Murphy - Improving Treatment Options for Glioblastoma Patients

The aim of this PhD is to investigate the therapeutic efficacy of CDK inhibitors for GBM patients. More Information.


PhD: Dr Darren Griffith - Combating Antibiotic Resistance with Novel Bismuth-Biomolecular Conjugates

During this project, candidates will develop bismuth conjugates, which possess (i) the antibacterial propertie... More Information.


PhD: Dr Oran Kennedy - Bone-Cartilage Crosstalk in Post Traumatic Osteoarthritis after Acute Joint Injury

The aim of this PhD project is to develop novel cell-culture and animal models to understand the role of subch... More Information.


PhD: Dr Marco Monopoli - Biomarker Assay for Precision Medicine

Candidates are currently being sought for an IRC grant application submission for a PhD by research in Biomark... More Information.


MSc: Dr Declan Patton - Management of venous leg ulcers

Two candidates are currently being sought for submission of an IRC grant application for a Masters by research... More Information.


FUNDED MSc: Dr Simon Furney - Cancer Genomics and Bioinformatics

This MSc project will investigate mutational signatures in breast cancer genomes to identify mechanisms of tum... More Information.


FUNDED PhD: Dr Simon Furney - Cancer Genomics and Bioinformatics

This PhD project will investigate mutational rates and signatures in cancer genomes to identify novel cancer g... More Information.


FUNDED PhD: Dr Ian Kelleher - Psychiatric epidemiology

This is an exciting opportunity to complete a fully funded PhD by conducting new research into understanding t... More Information.


FUNDED PhD: Dr Oran Kennedy - Arthritis, Joint Disease, Mechanobiology

The project seeks to find a highly motivated student to investigate the role of subchondral bone in post-traum... More Information.


FUNDED PhD: Dr Finbarr Leacy - Biostatistics

The project seeks to find a highly motivated student to carry out a study focused on the evaluation of health ... More Information.


PhD: Maria Morgan - Molecular & Cellular Therapeutics

This project will address the role of hydroxyapatite in M1/M2 macrophage differentiation and the potential bio... More Information.


PhD: Tracy Robson - Molecular & Cellular Therapeutics

This project brings together the expertise staff within Molecular & Cellular Therapeutics and collaborators wi... More Information.


PhD: Dr Marco Monopoli - Pharmaceutical and Medical Chemistry

Nanoparticles are believed to radically change the way we treat diseases. Because of their small size, they ca... More Information.


Exosomes trigger tumour neovascularisation and and subsequent escape from chemotherapy

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


Network meta analysis of psychological factors influencing health behaviours

Frank Doyle, Psychology. Keywords: cancer, cardiovascular disorders, respiratory diseases, population health, ... More Information.


Depression and health behaviours in chronic conditions

Frank Doyle, Psychology. Keywords: cardiovascular disorders, respiratory diseases, population health, depressi... 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, psychom... More Information.


Provision of smoking cessation care in hospital settings

Frank Doyle, Psychology. Keywords: cancer, cardiovascular disorders, respiratory diseases, population health, ... 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 & chem... 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, n... More Information.


Injectable chemotherapeutic gels for the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme

Eduardo Ruiz-Hernandez, Department of Anatomy and School of Pharmacy. Keywords: cancer, bioengineering, pharma... 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, pregnanc... More Information.


Movement analysis of sports-related hip and groin pain

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


Novel peptidomimetics of Nature's antibiotics

Marc Devocelle, Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry. Keywords: Infection & Immunity, Peptidomimetics, Anti... More Information.


Nanomedicines against multi-drug resistant bacteria

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