As you may have noticed, the NICB website has had a makeover. We hope the look and feel of the new website will make it easier to find the information and people you are looking for quickly. All of the pages you found useful before are still here, filed under the headings across the top, and we have added some fresh new sections, such as our Useful Links and BriClone pages, and this: our brand new home for blogging! We will continue to add news about the exciting research happening here at the National Institute for Cellular Biotechnology at Dublin City University (DCU), so make sure to subscribe to keep up with us!
Who are we?
The NICB is a leading research institute located on the DCU campus in Dublin. The mission of the NICB is to provide targeted and applied solutions to challenges facing the biopharma industry and translational medicine, utilising our unique multi-disciplinary team, our extensive clinical & industry network and our collaborative problem-solving expertise to deliver value for stakeholders, collaborators and patients. The NICB research teams investigate human and animal cells and tissues at the molecular level in order to understand underlying biological mechanisms and develop new treatments and diagnostics for a variety of human diseases with particular emphasis on cancer, diabetes, ocular diseases and biological chemistry.
We are also committed to education for students and the general public. We have a large community of Postgraduate students doing research for MSc and PhD degrees, as well as many shorter-term placement students from Transition Year right through to final year BSc degree. We also frequently run courses and events designed for non-scientists. In March 2015, we hosted a lecture series on Biomedical Topics for non-scientists, which resulted in a range of fascinating talks by experts in their fields. These lectures were video recorded and have been uploaded to our Youtube Channel.
We want this website and blog to be a useful contact point between the NICB and you, keeping you up to date on what is happening here at the NICB, and around the world in Science. Our blog posts will be written by the talented team of the NICB, including our highly-regarded senior research scientists and our enthusiastic Postgraduate students. We will bring to you exciting accounts of the work done by our research groups, as well as opinion pieces and reviews on events and publications from around the world, not forgetting to also keep you updated on the latest news and developments in the areas of science and technology. As experts in our field, you can rely on us to give you up-to-date, exciting and trustworthy information. Whether you are an expert in your field or you have no background in science, we will have something interesting for you. If there is a topic you would like us to discuss, or an event you think our readers might like to hear about, let us know in the comments, or contact us here.
We have also launched new and exciting Social Media accounts. Have a look at our Youtube channel for videos from our researchers and our fascinating lecture series on Biomedical topics. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, where you will find out more about what’s happening in Ireland and around the world in the field of Biopharma Research, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. Our Pinterest page is full of the interesting and beautiful images, videos and resources, with a range of topics including classroom activities, technological advancements, cultures around the world, and incredible nano photography.
Still interested?! Have a look at this short video explaining the many facets of the NICB and our innovative and talented team. Let us know what you think in the comments!