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

What's Happening

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.

Latest News

Dr Seán Duffy who has been appointed Executive Project Lead of the Connacht-Ulster Alliance (CUA), a project seeking Technological University (TU) for West & North-West of Ireland.

The Presidents of the Connacht-Ulster Alliance (CUA) of GMIT, IT Sligo and Letterkenny IT welcome the appointment of Dr Seán Duffy to the position of CUA Executive Project Lead as the alliance proceeds towards becoming a Technological University (TU) for the West and North-west of Ireland.

L to R: Maura Lyons, Critical Care Audit Nurse; Leonie Cullen, Clinical Nurse Manager 2, ICU; Deirdre Killeen, Services Department, GUH;  Caroline Miskell, Clinical Nurse Manager 2, ICU; Gerard MacMichael, Head of School of Engineering GMIT, Dr Brian De Souza, GMIT Project Visor co-lead and lecturer in the GMIT Dept of Mechanical Engineering, and Ann Conroy, Clinical Nurse Manager 3, ICU. [Photo: Mike Shaughnessy]

While the campus doors may be closed, the work goes on.  Over the last eleven short weeks, GMIT staff have been challenged in exceptional ways.  Whilst having to adapt to new ways of teaching and assessing online, they have also been engaged in the background supporting the fight against COVID-19