Trinity College Dublin, (TCD) was established by Letter Patents granting a Charter by Queen Elizabeth I in 1592, however the roots extend to 1311 by Papal decree. Today, TCD is a vibrant academic and research university. TCD is associated with two medical teaching hospitals, conducts high level and complex computer science, biotechnology and erected the Lloyd Institute. The Trinity Enterprise Centre houses complex multi-disciplinary scientific research labs and is ranked highly among world-wide ranking panels. TCD's 15,000 + student body is comprised of undergraduate, graduate, post-doctoral and professional degree students.
Non-native species are transforming grassland ecosystems
Non-native 'space invaders' are transforming the world's precious grassland ecosystems, with new research showing that they do far better than native plant species in the presence of fertiliser and large herbivores like kangaroos, ...
Space weather warning system scans our skies for solar storms
Physicists from Trinity College Dublin have developed a space weather warning system to help safeguard electricity and communications systems from solar and geomagnetic storms.
Biochemists devise new technique for blueprinting cell membrane proteins
Biochemists from Trinity College Dublin have devised a new technique that will make the difficult but critical job of blueprinting certain proteins considerably faster, easier and cheaper.
Scientists persuade volcanoes to tell their stories
Every volcano has a story, but, until now, most of these stories were shrouded in mystery.
Combining personalization and privacy for user data
Computer scientists and legal experts from Trinity College Dublin and SFI's ADAPT centre are working to marry two of cyberspace's greatest desires, by simultaneously providing enhanced options for user personalisation alongside ...
Research team produces powerful new tool for medical diagnostic applications
Professor Georg Duesberg, Investigator in AMBER, the Science Foundation Ireland funded materials science centre based at Trinity College Dublin, and Trinity's School of Chemistry and his team, in collaboration with the group ...
Chemists create self-healing, luminescent wonder gels
Chemists from Trinity College Dublin followed their own unique recipe to cook up a breakthrough that could have significant applications in skin graft operations and in protecting valuable electronics and vehicles.
Lager yeast ancestors were full of eastern promise
There are few drinks as iconic as a 'pint of the black stuff'. It might, therefore, surprise beer connoisseurs to learn that the DNA of the all-important brewing yeast – the building blocks of the perfect Stout – is the ...
Astrophysicist outlines astronomical costs of light pollution
Light pollution is costing us hundreds of thousands of euro each year, as well as impacting environmental processes and affecting our health. That is according to Professor in Physics at Trinity College Dublin, Brian Espey, ...
Chemists crack the chirality code
Chemists at Trinity College Dublin have cracked the chirality code. The chirality (or left/right-handed asymmetry) of amino acids presented a long-standing challenge that complicated efforts to create certain types of proteins, ...