Research Projects

Current Areas of Interest

At present there are a number of research projects and international collaborations ongoing at the NCIMD. A number of topics are covered by these projects.research1

Topics covered include:

  • Maple Syrup Urine Disease
  • Galactosemia
  • Homocystinuria
  • Mitochondrial Disorders

Natural History Studies

Natural history studies are a way of collecting information to increase the understanding of a disease and its management. At the NCIMD, we are currently involved with a number of ongoing natural history studies.

Current topics include:

  • Mucopolysaccharidosis Disorders
  • Homocystinuria


Prof. Ina Knerr is listed as a supervisor following the successful joint application to the Wellcome Trust biomedical research charity for a Clinician PhD programme (Wellcome/HRB Irish Clinical Academic Training (ICAT), ‘A National Programme for Clinician Scientists’).

Research Topic:

Branched-chain amino acids (Wellcome Trust/HRB Irish Clinical Academic Training (ICAT) project)