Marine and Freshwater Research Centre (MFRC)

GMIT Marine Research

A dynamic group of researchers, academics and students working together to enhance the management of marine and freshwater ecosystems worldwide.

We are a specialist research group of:

  • Academic staff (who also teach on GMIT’s undergraduate courses),
  • Post-doctoral and post-graduate research staff,
  • Masters’ and PhD students.

GMIT has been conducting aquatic research since the 1980s. In 2009, the Higher Education Authority of Ireland (HEA) invested €1.5 million in our custom-built research space and laboratories. This has ensured continued excellence in our research activities.

Our team of students, researchers and scientists conduct postgraduate research, carry out research projects in co-operation with agencies and industry, and provide expertise and advice to national and international bodies.

To collaborate please contact our specialist staff or

Marine and Freshwater Research Centre Leader

Dr Deirdre Brophy
Marine and Freshwater Research Centre Leader
Department of Natural Sciences
Galway Mayo Institute of Technology
Dublin Road
Galway
 
Phone: +353 91 742484
eMail: Deirdre Brophy

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Dr Anita Talbot, a Research Fellow at the Marine and Freshwater Research Centre (MFRC) in GMIT’s Galway campus

Dr Anita Talbot, a Research Fellow at the Marine and Freshwater Research Centre (MFRC) in GMIT’s Galway campus, has recently been awarded a two-year grant for the development of site-specific autogenous vaccines for the improved health and welfare of finfish species in Irish aquaculture.

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