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Analytical & Biological Chemistry Research Facility

Welcome to the Analytical & Biological Chemistry Research Facility, a state of the art interdisciplinary research centre housed in the new Cavanagh Pharmacy Building, University College Cork.  Directed by Professor Anita Maguire, the ABCRF recognises that most of the key developments in the Pharmaceutical area today take place at the Chemistry-Biology interface, with interdisciplinary teams of researchers drawn from Chemistry, Pharmacy and the BioSciences contributing to the design and development of new pharmaceutical agents.  Accordingly, with the support of PRTLI3, UCC has established this new research facility combing researchers from Chemistry - Synthetic and Analytical - and Biochemistry to bridge these two research disciplines.

Clearly, complementary research expertise within the ABCRF, The BioSciences Institute, School of Pharmacy, Biotransfer Unit and Tyndall National Institute will lead to exciting research collaborations in the future.



31-10-08 Pfizer PDC and ABCRF announce critical collaboration...18-09-08 6th Eli Lilly Postgraduate Research Symposium took place in UCC...15-05-08 Synthesis of Bioactive Molecules IV will be held in UCC on 1st July 2008...15-01-08 UREKA Site UPCRO Applications now being taken, deadline 03.03.08....The ABCRF welcomes 2 new members of staff - Dr Lorraine Bateman (NMR Spectroscopist) and Dr Nuala Maguire (ABCRF Technician) have joined our on the 'News' link above to find out the latest news....

Mission Statement

To undertake world class research programmes at the Chemistry-Biology interface focused    on:
 - Synthesis
 - Separation
 - Detection/Characterisation

The key feature is that the research programmes will apply these core techniques to compounds spanning the range from small molecules to large biomolecules thereby bridging the traditional gaps between Chemistry and Biochemistry.

To create an interdisciplinary environment where research towards the development of novel pharmaceutical agents both independently and in collaboration with industry is enabled.

To train postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers for careers in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical sectors