Welcome to the homepage of Professor Charlie Spillane's Genetics & Biotechnology research lab. Our molecular genetics research group conducts both fundamental and applied research on topics of genetic, epigenetic and/or biotechnological interest, using a combination of wet-lab and bioinformatic approaches.

The lab conducts genetics research on both plant and animal systems, with a particular focus on harnessing the power of model genetic organisms such as Arabidopsis thaliana. Our group also has research interests in science policy & communication, particularly in relation to the application of science and biotechnologies for meeting needs in developing countries.

Enquiries are welcome from highly motivated post-docs and visiting scientists who feel they can contribute to any of the research topics in our lab. We are also open to collaborations with researchers and research groups whose research is of relevance to the topics under investigation in our group. 

If you are interested in joining our group to work on any specific research topic, please contact Prof. Charlie Spillane at the following address.

Lab Contact Details

Plant double helix

Professor Charles Spillane

SFI Investigator & Established Professor of Plant Science
Director of Ryan Institute
Head of Plant & Agribiosciences Centre (PABC)
Áras de Brún Office C306
[E]: charles.spillane[at]nuigalway.ie