The bioassay laboratory is a wet lab facility within the School of Psychology, originally established to run enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) analyses to assess levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, and subsequently, immune and stress-related parameters such as SIgA, alpha amylase, and C-reactive protein, in saliva samples. Most recently, the laboratory has expanded to analyse DNA in human saliva.

Laboratory manager

Dr Sinéad Conneely
1049 AMB Extension
Direct line: +353 91 49 2820


Biological Agents Regulations 2013
Biological Levels of Safety Guidelines
Code of Practice for Biological Agents 2013
Guidance for support staff working in lab
Guidelines on use of latex gloves
Hand wash protocol
Handling Procedure Biohazard Materials

Vaccination policy and code of practice

Additional Resources