Bioinorganic chemistry research: carbohydrates and metals

Welcome to the website of the research group of Dr Joe Byrne, a chemistry research group based in UCD, Ireland (with a few members still at University of Galway). 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

Karolina visits Kavanagh Lab, Maynooth

Karol set up a collaboration with Prof Kevin Kavanagh in Maynooth to investigate the effects of carbohydrate-functionalised metal complexes on Candida albicans. She spent 10 days working in the Kavanagh lab recently, carrying out her own biological assays and collecting some very promising results of the impact on yeast cells. There will be further updates…

Christmas lunch!

We brought the year to a close with a Christmas group lunch in Hyde, Galway. We also celebrated the completion of the fourth year undergraduate research projects. Shivon Karundu, who carried out her project in our lab celebrated with classmates at the research poster session in the School. Well done on a productive year!

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