November 2013

Call for Research Projects (Biomedical Health & Life Science BSc Degree)

Sat, 16 November 13 07:00

Professor Bill Watson invites proposals from investigators for 12 week research projects for undergraduate students in Stage 4 of our Biomedical Health and Life Science BSc degree programme.

As part of the Biomedical Health and Life Sciences BSc degree programme, stage 4 students undertake a 12 week research module in Semester 1 (September to December). The current stage 3 students have now identified a number of general research areas in which they would like to undertake their translational research projects in stage 4 (to commence September 2014).

The programme is now looking for research projects with a strong disease/translational focus in the following areas:

  • Cardiovascular / Vascular
  • Central Nervous System / Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Respiratory/Pulmonary Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neonatal Diseases
  • Diabetes
  • HIV-related research
  • Autoimmune/Inflammatory diseases
  • Bioinformatics
  • System Biology
  • Genetic Diseases/Rare Diseases
  • Microbiology
  • Reproduction

If you have research projects in these areas can you please contact Niall Holohan ( with a title of the proposal by 29th November, 2013.  Each PI will be asked to give a short 20 minute over view at the end of January in semester 2 to the group. Students will then be allocated a project matching their requested area of research interest as best as possible and the PI will also be asked to work with the student to prepare a proposal by the end of semester 2 as part of their Research Methods and Statistics Module.

If you have any questions please contact Bill Watson ( / 6733).

The projects are to be undertaken in the first Semester (Sept - Dec) of the next academic year (2014/2015).