Robert Dunne of GlycoSeLect: “Our technology improves the manufacturing of biopharmaceutical products by giving users a single-step product separation method”
New Innovators: GlycoSeLect

At first glance, glycoproteins may not seem to have much relevance for everyday life, but they are in fact the bedrock of the biopharmaceutical indust(...)

Prof Mark Ferguson: “The fact that Ireland has been in the top 20 for a few years and has now improved to 16th place is a tremendous achievement for the country.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

While Ireland may have had some mixed results in the latest international university rankings the country overall is doing very well indeed when it co(...)

 An economic impact assessment in 2012 showed the income of the University of Manchester was higher than that of Manchester City Football Club, Manchester United Football Club and Manchester Airport combined. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

A few years ago, a particular word started to appear with increasing regularity in international higher education and research circles. The word was “(...)

Trinity College Dublin, dropped from 71st place to 78th; UCD dropped to 154th place	 in QS rankings

The continuing slide of Irish universities was reaffirmed by today’s QS World University Rankings. While much will be said in coming days about the re(...)

Kieran Drain (right), chief executive of the Tyndall National Institute, with Damien English, Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, at the launch of the Tyndall 2014 annual report. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Organisations involved in commercialising R&D argue that strong national R&D programmes that bring together third-level researchers and ind(...)

Dr Niall Barron: “By finding the key to a specific lock we can hopefully minimise the side effects from a treatment.”

Research being carried out at the National Institute for Cellular Biology at Dublin City University is helping make the manufacture of the latest gene(...)

‘Bidding to host the ICIS conference is very competitive and Dublin won out against Munich, Vienna and Istanbul,’ said Prof Brian Fitzgerald of Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh / The IrisH Times

Dublin is to host an international tech conference after its bid was chosen ahead of a number of European cities. Up to 1,500 delegates will attend t(...)

Dr Peter O’Brien and Dr Patrick Morrissey of the Irish Photonic Integration Centre with a photonics packaging system at the Tyndall National Institute.Photograph: Provision

Thomas Edison’s electric light bulb was a bright idea when first introduced, but now researchers have found even better things to do with light, using(...)

Impression of the sub-sea observatory at the Galway Bay test site, connected back to shore by a cable which has already been installed. Photograph: SmartBay

A sub-sea observatory is due to be installed in Galway Bay when weather permits, as part of a significant development of the State’s ocean energy tes(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker decided after taking office that the commission no longer needed a chief scientific adviser. Photograph: AP Photo/Virginia Mayo

Scientists are sticklers for evidence. They start with a theory, an assumption about why something is so, but then like to conduct experiments to c(...)