Maynooth University was established in 1997 and is part of the National University of Ireland. The University community is very dynamic, and comprises more than 11,000 students and 800 staff

Research in the Department of Biology at Maynooth University addresses a wide range of biological questions, from microorganisms to entire ecosystems. The research activities in the Department of Biology address these questions from a fundamental point of view while also seeking to tackle important societal challenges. Research areas include molecular plant sciences, food sustainability in the context of climate change, immunology, microbiology and evolutionary biology. You can find out more about the Department of Biology at Maynooth University by visiting our website.

The Plant Biochemistry Lab

Emmanuelle Graciet is a VICCI participant. Research in the Plant Biochemistry Lab focuses on the role of protein degradation mediated by the ubiquitin-proteasome system in in the response of plants to pathogens and abiotic stresses, as well as in the regulation of developmental processes. For this work, we use the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana, but also crops such as barley and Brassica rapa (a close relative of oilseed rape), in combination with biochemical, molecular, genetic and genomics approaches.

Researchers working at Maynooth University

Dr Emmanuelle Graciet