The Centre for Radiation and Environmental Science is a research centre in Technological University Dublin with ongoing research in the following areas:

Radiation Biology

We are studying how cells and tissues respond to radiation exposure. This helps to understand the risks associated with radiation and to work out ways to optimise patient response to radiotherapy.

Biophotonics and Imaging

We are exploring the use of Raman and FTIR spectroscopy for biomedical applications such as cancer screening and diagnosis. We also use these techniques to identify novel biomarkers of cellular response to, for example, radiation, chemotherapeutic drugs, nanomaterials etc.

Environmental Toxicology and Testing of New Materials

We investigate toxic effects of different contaminants of environmental concern using a multi-trophic battery of freshwater and marine test species. Recent research has focused on the environmental impacts of nanomaterials. We are also screening novel anti-cancer compounds and investigating the cytotoxicity, genotoxicity and mechanism of action.

If you are interested in applying for funding for PhD or postdoctoral research in any of these areas, please contact Prof. Fiona Lyng at