PhD Student (Hardiman Research Scholarship)

Jose Maria Aguilar-CamachoBiomineralization is the process by which organisms make inorganic structures enzymatically (such as sponges, corals and diatoms). Marine sponges produce spicules made of silica or calcium carbonate. These structures form the internal skeleton of the sponge, which is variable among species and form the basis of the traditional classification based on morphology. My PhD project is focused on the evolution and development of the skeleton of selected Irish haplosclerid sponges and towards the development of novel biomaterials. 

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Zoology, Ryan Institute & School of Natural Sciences
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