Research M.Sc. and Ph.D. Programmes
Including nanopharmacology, nanoparticle-based drug delivery systems and nanodiagnostics.
Drug Delivery & Targeting
Including oral drug delivery (colon-specific, aspirin, protein prodrugs); respiratory drug delivery; macromolecular drug delivery (new technologies, materials, liposomes etc.); nanoparticles; anticancer drug targeting.
Including anticancer medicinal chemistry; novel anti-allergic compounds; novel antibiotics. In silico design of new drugs and therapies including High-Performance-Computing (HPC) applications in drug delivery system (DDS) design in vitro and in vivo; In silico high throughput screening for drug discovery.
Including neuropharmacology/aging diseases and therapies; inflammation/ immunomodulation; platelet biology and anti-cancer therapies.
Pharmaceutical Cell Biology
Including drug transport in human respiratory epithelium; interaction between drug delivery systems and cell culture models; development and characterisation of in vitro models for drug absorption across epithelial barriers of the lung, the GIT and the eye.
Practice of Pharmacy
Including pharmaceutical care & continuous improvement of Practice Standards; health care policy and service delivery; health promotion in Primary Care; hospital pharmacy and drug use in hospitals.
Collaborative research is also ongoing with other academic and industry groups, both at national and international levels. In addition,
Director of Postgraduate Teaching and Learning:
Professor Cristin Ryan