What We Do

Research is conducted in purpose-built state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities based in the UCD O’Brien Centre for Science and at other locations including pilot plant facilities in the UCD Agriculture and Food Science Centre, and supported by a team of highly trained and dedicated research support staff.

By interacting across the four key research themes of the Institute, Food Quality and Processing; Food Safety; Nutrition and Health; and Food Chain Sustainability and by linking in with campus, national and international initiatives, Institute researchers can ensure that their contributions are relevant to a broad spectrum of scientific, health, legal and social arenas.