UCD Diabetes Complications Research Centre


The UCD Diabetes Complications Research Centre (DCRC) focuses on the macro and microvascular complications of diabetes and obesity.  

We comprise a multidisciplinary research group with expertise in molecular cell biology, genetics, bioinformatics, pharmacology, systems biology, chemical pathology and clinical medicine. Investigators are based in the UCD Conway Institute, the Mater Misericordiae University and St Vincent’s University Hospitals and 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 Institutes of Health (NIH), the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), European Renal Association (ERA), European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) and bio pharma industry.

The DCRC is primary associated with the UCD School of Medicine and also associated with the School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Sciences (SBBS), School of Veterinary Medicine and School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sport Science (SPPSS). We are based in the UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research.

Mission Statement

The Mission of the UCD Diabetes Complications Research Centre is to advance our knowledge of the initiation, progression and regression of vascular complications of diabetes and obesity.