• Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

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Dr Barry O’Hagan is a Lecturer in the School of Biomedical Sciences at Ulster University. After graduating with a BSc Hons (2.1) in Biological Sciences he completed a MRes with distinction in studies allied to medicine at Ulster University. He commenced his PhD studies in the School of Biomedical Sciences at Ulster University. completing his thesis entitled ‘A stereological Investigation of Angiogenesis in Human Colorectal Tumours’ in 2001.

Dr O’Hagan has more than 25 years research experience in the areas of microscopy, bioimaging, histology and immunofluorescence.

He has worked extensively with Industry including a number of global leaders in the pharmaceuticals and agri-food sectors, and has established a strong track record in successfully delivering bespoke imaging solutions within industry relevant time-frames.

Dr O’Hagan’s expertise in multi-disciplinary research in the fields of microscopy and bioimaging has resulted in competitively awarded research funding of over £1.4M (e.g, from Innovate UK, DAFM/DAERA,)

He has published over 20 research articles in high impact peer-reviewed journals, with over 450 citations of his work to date.

In addition to delivering high quality research informed teaching Dr O’Hagan currently manages and maintains the Bioimaging Core Facility Unit, which houses in excess of £2M of state of the art microscopical equipment located within Ulster’s BMSRI. Dr O’Hagan’s current research focusses on early cancer diagnosis

Research Interests

  • Microscopy
  • Bioimaging
  • Electron microscopy
  • Histology
  • Angiogenesis
  • Multi-modal imaging
  • Early cancer diagnosis
  • Molecular dissection of multi-drug resistant biofilm formation

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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