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Full NameProfessor Gary Hardiman


Queen's University Belfast

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Research Fields
  • genetics, genomics and molecular biology
  • infectious disease and the immune system
  • neuroscience and mental health
Postgrad Medical Specialties
  • Psychiatry
  • Pathology
  • Public Health
Medical Subspecialties
  • Health Informatics
  • Oncology
My Work

Research Interests:
The laboratory works in the field of systems biology the objective of which is the study of biological systems, including genes, RNAs, proteins, metabolites and cells in a focused manner, and organs, organisms and populations in a broader context.

Areas of research focus include:
Studying the effects of man-made contaminants (e.g. microplastics, persistent organic pollutants, xenobiotics) on marine and human health

Studying prostate cancer in the context of racial differences and nutritional deficiency

Examining the impacts of long term space travel – specifically the effects of nutrition, torpor, space radiation and microgravity on hepatic and intestinal biology

Developing a rat model of opioid abuse to better understand the biological basis for substance abuse disorders and advance development of preventive strategies and more efficacious treatments

Developing a robust toolkit for better integration of Omics data sets into genotype-phenotype predictions.