MFRC’s laboratories are comprehensively equipped for experimentation and analysis.

Our capacities include:

  • Molecular/proteomics laboratories
  • Cell culture and microbiology facilities
  • Analytical chemistry facilities including mass-spectrometry and Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy 
  • Histology and image analysis suite
  • Ireland’s only land-based HPRA authorised marine recirculation facility 
  • General wet & dry laboratory space
  • Office accommodation 
  • Bioacoustic monitoring equipment 
  • Boats, engines & sampling equipment including water sampling drone


GMIT’s MFRC hosts the co-ordination offices of Ireland’s Strategic Marine Alliance for Research and Training. As a key partner within this collaborative programme our staff and students enjoy access to researchers and infrastructure for offshore operations aboard research vessels in a broad range of marine sciences and technologies.