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Queen's University Marine Laboratory (QML), Portaferry is a research laboratory that serves the School of Biological Sciences, the School of Planning Architecture and Civil Engineering and the School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology. Facilities in Portaferry are used by resident staff and students as well as associated researchers from Queen's University and international visitors.

Our research success is presented in our 2014-15 annual review (PDF, 15 MB).

For general enquiries, or to book the teaching laboratory or meeting rooms, please contact Bernie Curran (
Work shadowing for young people is available at limited times; apply through the QUB School of Biological Sciences.
For scientific visitors and research enquiries, please contact the Laboratory Director, Prof. Jaimie Dick (

Contact Information

Queen's University Marine Laboratory (QML)
12-13 The Strand, Portaferry
Co. Down, Northern Ireland, BT22 1PF
Phone: +44 (0)28 427 28230

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