Ireland Center of Excellence


Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases

University College Dublin
Dublin 4

The CoE is based in the Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases (CRID) at University College Dublin (UCD) and is also associated with the National Virus Reference Laboratory. Research activities are focused on pathogenesis of HTLV-1 infections and molecular epidemiological studies on blood borne viruses including HBV, HCV and HDV. The Centre has a long standing and strong research collaboration with National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) through the Ireland Blood Borne Virus Initiative (IVVI). In addition the Centre is a partner in the Global Institution for Collaborative Research and Education (GI-CoRE ) based in Hokkaido University Japan. Other partners are the University of Melbourne, Australia and KAUST, Saudi Arabia where the research focus is on identification and prevention of viral zoonotic diseases.