Mark Mooney

    Mark Mooney

    Senior Lecturer

    Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 6537

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    Research Interests

    Mark obtained his BSc in Biotechnology from Dublin City University in 1995, and subsequently was awarded an MSc in Biomedical Sciences (1996) and a PhD (2000) from the University of Ulster. In 2000 he took up a Wellcome Trust research position at the University of Ulster, and in 2003 moved to the Strathclyde Institute for Drug Research at the University of Strathclyde. Since 2005 Mark has worked at QUB and currently works as Senior Lecturer within the School of Biological Sciences. Mark’s primary research interests reside in applying innovative effect-based bioanalysis techniques using proteomic and metabolomic profiling tools to issues relating to food safety, with a particular emphasis on identifying chemical and biological agent exposure in the feed/food/animal supply chain. Currently Mark leads ongoing research projects within the Institute for Global Food Security focusing on chemical contaminant monitoring and detection in the food supply chain and food-producing animals, as well as the development of new technologies to enhance the efficacy of disease diagnosis and sustainability in animal production systems. 




    • Fundamentals of Nutrition and Food Policy (BIO1302)
    • Principles of Food Quality (BIO2101)     
    • Protein Structure and Function (BBC8039)
    • Bio-entrepreneurship and Advanced Skills (BBC8047)
    • Food Safety, Health and Disease (ALU8001)
    • Advanced Food Bioanalysis (ALU8002)


    • Director of Research (Food Safety and Nutrition)
    • Co-ordinator for MSc in Advanced Food Safety PGT Programme
    • Coordinator for Global Food Security (Food Safety) Distance Learning Programmes
    • Module Co-ordinator for Fundamentals of Nutrition and Food Policy (ALU1001)
    • Module Co-ordinator for Food Safety, Health and Disease (ALU8001/BIO4101)
    • Module Co-ordinator for Advanced Food Safety Literature Review (BIO8303)
    • Module Co-ordinator for Advanced Food Safety Research Project (BIO8307)

    Willingness to take PhD students


    PhD projects

    Open to PhD applications from those having at least a 2.1 degree (or equivalent) in a biological science or analytical chemistry related field, who are interested in development of techniques for more effective detection and monitoring of emerging chemical threats and endemic diseases affecting food safety and sustainable food production.

    Frequent Journals

    • Diabetologia

      ISSNs: 0012-186X

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1432-0428

      Springer Verlag

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 5.79 SJR 3 SNIP 1.752


    • The Journal of endocrinology

      ISSNs: 0022-0795

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1479-6805

      Society for Endocrinology

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 4.44 SJR 1.701 SNIP 1.278


    • Diabetes

      ISSNs: 0012-1797

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1939-327X

      American Diabetes Association Inc.

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 5.64 SJR 3.636 SNIP 1.796


    • Analytica Chimica Acta

      ISSNs: 0003-2670

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1873-4324

      Elsevier B.V.

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 5.61 SJR 1.467 SNIP 1.386


    • Metabolism

      ISSNs: 0026-0495

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 5.69


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