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Denis Shields

Full Professor Of Clinical Bioinformatics
School of Medicine
01 716 6735
University College Dublin, School of Medicine, Conway Institute Belfield Dublin 4

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Teaching interests: Developing new structured interdisciplinary research training opportunities to help researchers maximise their mastery of both computational and experimental approaches to biology. Research Interests:Using computational methods to identify short peptide modulators of protein interactions alone or in combination, targeting bacterial infection and cardiovascular disease (platelet function). Analysing peptide combinations and gene combinations, to understand better how biological factors synergise, and to try and make use of that in furthering understanding of biological and disease processes, and how to target them.


  • Professor of Clinical Bioinformatics
    University College Dublin30 Dec 1999
  • Senior Lecturer Clinical Pharmacology
    RCSI30 Dec 1999
  • Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology
    RCSI30 Dec 1999
  • Wellcome Bioinformatics Fellow, Genetics
    Trinity College Dublin30 Dec 1999
  • Research Fellow in Genetic Epidemiology
    University of Southampton, UK30 Dec 1999
  • Research Assistant, Irish National Centre for Bioinformatics
    Trinity College Dublin, Ireland1986 - 1989


  • Biometrics Manager
    Icon Clinical Research, Dublin30 Dec 1999
  • Managing Director
    Surgen Ltd, Dublin 2, Ireland1 Jan 1998 - 31 Aug 2005


  • BA (Mod)
    Trinity College Dublin
  • PhD
    Trinity College Dublin