Biology is the study of life

- everything from the tiniest microbe to entire ecosystems that spread across the planet. And understanding more about life will help us to tackle major societal challenges, including human and animal health, food security and effects of climate change.

Since its inception in 1970, the Department of Biology at NUI Maynooth has expanded steadily in terms of numbers of undergraduates, postgraduates, post-doctoral workers and academic and support staff and in the range of courses offered.

The research activities of the department have increased significantly in scope and the department has established international reputations in areas of Biological Control, Bioinformatics, Immunology, Medical Mycology, Molecular Genetics and Plant Biotechnology.

Staidéar ar an mbeatha is ea an bhitheolaíocht

– an uile rud ón miocrób is lú go dtí éiceachórais iomlána a leathann ar fud an phláinéid. Ach tuiscint níos fearr ar an mbeatha a bheith againn beidh ar ár gcumas dul i ngleic le dúshláin mhóra na linne seo, amhail sláinte an duine agus sláinte ainmhithe, slándáil bia agus éifeachtaí an athraithe aeráide.
 
Ó bunaíodh é in 1970 tá an Roinn Bitheolaíochta ag Ollscoil na hÉireann, Maigh Nuad, á fhairsingiú go réidh ó thaobh líon na bhfochéimithe, na n-iarchéimithe, na n-oibrithe iardhochtúireachta, agus na foirne acadúla agus tacaíochta, agus raon na gcúrsaí a chuirtear ar fáil.