Research Areas

The research focus of the BRI is informed and guided by stakeholder needs and by consultations from experts in these domains of research, which is strongly aligned with the distinctive role and mission of AIT within the Irish higher education landscape. It has a strong nexus to other critical operational functions including AIT’s Office of Research, the Midlands Innovation (MIRC), Materials Research Institute (MRI) and Software Research Institute (SRI) that supports core needs and helps realize expectations.


  • agri-food

    Agri Food

    Key research focus reflect the background, capabilities and specialisations of staff across the Bioscience Research Institute (BRI) in the domains…

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  • Environment

    The Environment

    Areas of specific focus include water quality as it pertains to rapid detection and decontamination of microbial (including Cryptosporidium parvum…

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  • health

    Health

    Nursing and health science, and sports science that are aligned with regional, national and international strategic needs. R & D. is focused around…

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  • pharma_and_biopharma

    Pharma/Biopharma

    Global developments in the Life Sciences sector – the patent cliff, sectoral convergence, downward pricing pressures from purchasers and the…

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