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

National Biophotonics Imaging Platform

The National Biophotonics Imaging Platform (NBIP) Ireland was established in 2007 under HEA PRTLI Cycle 4. The platform consists of a consortium of imaging and biophotonics laboratories from across the Universities and Institutes of Technology in Ireland and 3 EU partners; CNRS Montpellier (France), the CNR Institute of Biostructure and Bioimaging, Naples(Italy) and The Nordic Imaging Network.

NBIP Ireland aims to:

  • Provide a structured research and training framework for Ireland's investment in advanced imaging applied to the Life Sciences
  • Establish Graduate Training Programmes in Biophotonics and Imaging
  • Bridge the Physical and Life Sciences interface and through partnership with Industry, to enhance technology developments in Biophotonics and Imaging
  • Provide a national access to Core Facilities in Molecular, Cellular, Small Animal and Human Research Imaging
  • Provide the infrastructure for Ireland's participation in large-scale international research programmes underpinned by Biophotonics and Imaging