The NICB (National Institute for Cellular Biotechnology) is located on the DCU campus in North Dublin.
It is a leading multidisciplinary centre of translational research in fundamental and applied cellular biotechnology, molecular cell Biology, ocular diseases and biological chemistry. It includes a multidisciplinary team of Cell and Molecular Biologists, Biotechnologists, Chemists and Informatics specialists.
The NICB prioritises translational research involving collaborations with industry and with clinicians, and is committed to educating people from all backgrounds in the area of Biomedical Science.
In this video, listen to the representatives of our highly qualified multidisciplinary team talking about their experiences working with the NICB. Niall Barron discusses the collaborative research focus: The NICB provides upstream cell line innovation and development for the Biopharma industry and Translational “bench to bedside” clinical research to deliver solutions that directly benefit healthcare providers and patient care.
Paula Meleady talks us through the centre's state-of-the-art facility at the DCU campus, which contains the most extensive collection of cell culture laboratory facilities anywhere in the country, an unrivalled cell bank, containing hundreds of different cell line models for multiple disease types (cancer, diabetes, ocular disease) and bioprocess phenotypes (high/low growth rate/productivity/lactate/ammonia), and cutting-edge technologies in profiling (Proteomics, miRNA, transcriptomics), bioinformatics, cell characterisation, functional genomics and synthetic chemistry.
Orla Coleman, a PhD student at the NICB tells us about her experiences working with a team with outstanding staff and expertise. Our multidisciplinary team is committed to collaborative translational, clinical and industrial research, utilising a combination of technologies and associated analytical techniques, interacting closely and permitting an integrated multidisciplinary approach to specific biological and biomedical problems, all within a single organisational unit. Our aim is to create career opportunities
for young scientists and to integrate their education in research with supporting industry and clinical research by constantly striving to work at the leading edge of cell and molecular biology-related technology, working on projects of relevance to improving treatment of disease and/or relevant to solving problems of industrial relevance.
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