Luminescent glycosensor research
Welcome to the website of the research group of Dr Joe Byrne, a chemistry research group based at NUI Galway, Ireland. 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.
Joe and Karolina presented their work at conferences in Dublin, Grenoble and online this summer. [click for details]
Joe attended the prestigious Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting in Chemistry this June. It was an excellent experience, where he met several Nobel laureates including Dick Schrock and Benjamin List, and had dinner with Jean-Marie Lehn and William Kaelin.
Joe summarised his experiences at the meeting in a blog [click for link], which the Irish Research Council asked him to keep while away.
Karol delivered an oral presentation at the Irish Universities Chemistry Research Colloquium in UCD on 15 June 2022 entitled “Shining a Light on Bacteria : Lanthanide- based Glycoconjugate Molecular Sensors for Lectins”. The talk was very well received, with lots of discussion arising afterwards. The judges at the Colloquium, the highlight of the ICI’s scientific calendar, awarded her a prize for her talk.