The Tyndall National Institute (Tyndall) was created in 2004 at the initiative of the Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment and University College Cork (UCC) to bring together complementary activities in photonics, electronics and networking research at the National Microelectronics Research Centre (NMRC), several UCC academic departments and Cork Institute of Technology (CIT). The objective is to create a research institute, which would become a focal point of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Ireland, to support industry and academia nationally and to increase the number of qualified graduate students for the knowledge economy
The Molecular Microsystems Group at Tyndall looks at novel micro-nanotechnology for environmental, biological and medical applications. The aims of the group are the investigation and application of electrochemical and surface behaviour in molecular detection systems, and harnessing electrochemical behaviour in combination with dedicated instrumentation hardware and software. Current areas of work within the group include micro and nano-electrochemical systems for detection of compounds of biological relevance in health, environment and food arenas.
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