Our vibrant community of researchers investigate important problems in the areas of Infectious Diseases, Energy and the Environment and Marine Microbiology. Since its foundation in 1965, Microbiology at the University of Galway has a sustained track record of publishing in leading disciplinary journals, winning national and international research funding and commercial collaborations leading to important licensing agreements.

Currently there are 17 postdoctoral researchers and 57 PhD students working in 14 research groups within the discipline. Research in the discipline is funded by Science Foundation Ireland, European Research Council, Health Research Board, Irish Research Council, Environmental Protection Agency, Enterprise Ireland, Environmental Protection Agency, EU Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways and EU FP7.  

Microbiology Research Groups

Microbiology Research Groups

Our research themes include:

Energy & Environment, Infectious Disease and Marine. Biotechnology is a cross-cutting theme across Microbiology at NUI Galway

Read about our Research Groups