Luminescent glycosensor research

Welcome to the website of the research group of Dr Joe Byrne, a chemistry research group based in Ireland (University of Galway until December 2022, then University College Dublin). We investigate topics at the interface of carbohydrate chemistry and inorganic chemistry, with a particular interest in creating tools against bacteria. Our research is funded by Science Foundation Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and the Higher Education Authority, and is supported by the School of Chemistry and CÚRAM Centre for Medical Device Research. We are also members of the GlycoNanoProbes COST Action network. Please navigate around the site to learn more about our research interests, our team and news.

We are always open to new collaborations and enquiries about vacancies. For informal enquiries, feel free to get in touch.

There are currently vacancies in the group – please see here for more details.

Recent News

Joe interviewed in The Irish Times

Claire O’Connell interviewed Joe for a write-up in the Irish Times about his recent trip to Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings in Germany, meeting chemistry Nobel winners, and my current research programme in  into sensors for bacterial infections. Click on photo to read the full article.

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