The UCD Diabetes Complications Research Centre (DCRC) investigates the microvascular complications of diabetes. Our work focuses on identifying novel drivers of disease progression, regression and genetic susceptibility with a view to identifying and developing innovative therapeutic paradigms and biomarkers. The DCRC comprises a multidisciplinary research group with expertise in molecular cell biology, genetics, bioinformatics, pharmacology, systems biology, chemical pathology and clinical medicine.
Investigators at the UCD Conway Institute and the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital work closely with international collaborators in academia and industry. Research programmes are funded by national and international sources including Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), the European Union, Wellcome Trust, the National Institute of Health (NIH), the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), European Renal Association (ERA) and bio pharma industry.