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Welcome to UCD Science. University College Dublin has one of the most diverse Science programmes in the country, providing undergraduate and graduate courses in the biological, biomedical, chemical, geological, mathematical, physical and computer sciences. Watch our new 60 second video showcasing the world-class facilities in the UCD O'Brien Centre for Science.


UCD O'Brien Centre for ScienceGraduate Event: 11 February 2015 PostgradIreland Further Study Fair at the RDS: 12:00pm to 4:30pm

This event will be held in the RDS. Register online on the PostgradIreland website. Staff from the College of Science will be available all day to answer questions on pursuing a graduate course in Science. Read more about graduate taught studies in Science at UCD.


Figure: ErbB2 receptor clustering upon HRG–nanorod binding to MCF7 cells. Confocal micrographs showing a dorsal section of targeted (bottom panel) and non-targeted (top panel) MCF7 cells. ErbB2 receptors (green) were immunostained without permeabilising the plasma membrane. Nuclei were stained with Hoechst 33342 (blue). Stars indicate examples of ErbB2 receptor clusters that are in close proximity of nanorods.Arming nanoparticles for cancer diagnosis and treatment

UCD researchers have successfully manipulated nanoparticles to target two human breast cancer cell lines as a tool in cancer diagnosis and treatment. ..


Professor Gary McGuire - Photo credit: © Irish Times Mic MoroneyDing dong merrily on high: the maths of Christ Church belfryexplained by Professor Gary McGuire, Head of the UCD School of Mathematical Sciences in the Irish Times on 11 December 2014.

Photo credit: © Irish Times


Study Abroad students at poster presentationScience Study Abroad Research Presentation

Science Study Abroad students from institutes in the United States of America complete the "Introduction to Scientific Research" UCD Science module.


Professor Pat Guiry Acid Choice Flips enantioselectivityAcid choice flips enantioselectivity

Professor Pat Guiry, Director of the Centre for Synthesis and Chemical Biology, provides some background to recent articles featured in Chemistry World and Chemical & Engineering News based on the work of Prof Guiry's research team in the UCD Centre for Synthesis and Chemical Biology....


Dr Tadhg Ó Cróinín: Uncoiling the double life of a common ‘tummy bug’Uncoiling the double life of a common ‘tummy bug’

Why do some bacteria live happily in chickens (and chickens seem happy to have them there) yet when they get into humans they can cause illness? That’s a question that intrigues Dr Tadhg Ó Cróinín...


Nature award for mentoring in science for UCD Professor Cormac TaylorNature award for mentoring in science for UCD Professor Cormac Taylor

Cormac Taylor, Professor of Cellular Physiology at UCD has been awarded a Nature Award for Mentoring in Science. He is one of three Irish scientists who received these awards which champion the importance of mentoring and inspiring a generation of young...


UCD Professor Barry Smyth named SFI Researcher of the Year 2014

In recognition of his exceptional research accomplishments and contribution to the Irish scientific community, UCD Professor Barry Smyth has been named the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Researcher of the Year 2014. The Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English TD made the announcement at the SFI Science...


UCD Science Showcase Volume 2

The purpose of this publication is to share highlights of recent UCD Science research and education with the public, government agencies, industry and unviersity colleagues alike.


Seismology Lab and UCD School of Geological Sciences Open DayEuropean Meteorological Society Silver Medal for UCD Emeritus Professor Peter Lynch

The European Meteorological Society (EMS) has awarded its Silver Medal 2014 to UCD Emeritus Professor Peter Lynch from the UCD School of Mathematical Sciences, University College Dublin. The award honours his outstanding contribution to meteorological education and outreach...



Seismology Lab and UCD School of Geological Sciences Open DaySeismology Lab and UCD School of Geological Sciences Open Day

The Seismology Lab and UCD School of Geological Sciences held an open day in Dun Laoghaire Town Hall for local schools to learn about volcanos. Pupils from St Kevin's National School Sallynoggin, St John's National School Ballybrack, Monkstown Educate Together National School and Dominician Primary School Dun Laoghaire were in attendance on Wednesday 3 September.


UCD Science Research Showcase - Science everyone can understandUCD Science Research Showcase - Science everyone can understand

On Tuesday 20 November 2012 the UCD College of Science welcomed academics, funding agency representatives and members of the public to the launch of the UCD Science Research Showcase. This publication aims to engage with a wider audience by sharing some highlights of work undertaken in the College.