Queen’s University Belfast – Partner University

For inquiries, please contact Professor Brendan Gilmore: b.gilmore@qub.ac.uk.

Medicine, Health & Life Sciences

Research Areas & Focuses

  1. Biofilm Control
  2. Mechanisms of Biofilm Formation
  3. Medicinal Chemistry – Novel Protease targets in biofilm formation (discovery/inhibition)
  4. Non thermal plasmas for biofilm control in health and agriculture
  5. Medical Device Associated Biofilms (urinary tract, VAP)
  6. Antimicrobial Drug Discovery from Extreme Halophiles
  7. Biofilm Bioinformatics – Metagenomic discovery of antimicrobial/antibiofilm agents
  8. Respiartory biofilms (CF) (Inc. in vivo models)
  9. Archaeal biofilm formation, quorum sensing and QSI
  10. Biofilm models (in vitro, ex vivo, insect models and in vivo)
  11. Biotransformations – Biofilms and Biocatalysis (Pharma), Anaerobic Digestion


  1. Centre for Plasmas in Agriulture (AgriPlas) (Innovate UK) – plasma jet sources (kINPen), dielectric barrier discharge, plasma-liquid systems, plasma diagnostic suite
  2. Advanced Genomics and Informatics CTU
  3. Bioimaging (ESEM, TEM,SEM, EVOS, Leica TIRF, SP8-Multi-Photon)
  4. Thermal Analysis Suite (DSC, TGA, ITC)
  5. Advanced Mass Spectroscopy (TQMS, TQ-S, QToF, QDa(SQ), GC-MS, ambient MS (ASAP, REIMS, DART)


Brendan Gilmore
Timofey Skvortosov
Jose Bengoechea
Miguel Valvano
Sharon Huws
Michael Tunney
John McGrath
Beckie Ingram
Laura Sherrard

Department Link

School of Pharmacy
School of Biological Sciences
Centre for Experimental Medicine
The Institute for Global Food Security