Congratulations Rebecca - 03 Dec 2012
Congratulations to Rebecca Deasy after successfully completed her PhD viva today. After a very impressive presentation her extern had no choice but to go easy on her. She will now be able to focus all her energies on her current project.
Sarah Keane passes her viva - 04 Sept 2012
Congratulations to Sarah Keane on successfully completing her viva today. Sarah has the dubious honour of being the first member of the group to have been examined via video link, and even though she is a self confessed technophobe she managed to take this in her stride. We would like to take this opportunity to wish her all the best in the future, whatever that may be.
Catherine Slattery passes her viva - 15 May 2012
Congratulations to Catherine Slattery on successfully completing her viva today. Catherine now deserves a well earned rest before taking on her next challenge, whatever that may be.
Congratulations to Dr. Sinead O'Brien who graduated today - 09 December 2011
Congratulations to Sinead who graduated today. After several years in the group working both as a postgraduate and a "predoctoral" researcher, Sinead finally got over the line. We know this will be a great relief to both herself and her husband Ger. We would like to take this opportunity to wish her all the best for the future as she will be starting a new position in the New Year with a local pharmaceutical company.
Congratulations to Sinead O'Brien on successfully passing her viva today - 11 October 2011
We would like to congratulate Sinead O'Brien today on passing her PhD viva. Hopefully she had a good night in Counihan's and will be ready to get back to work tomorrow.
Dr. Christopher Flynn graduates - Sept 2011
Congratulations to Chris who graduated today. We are all very happy for Chris who was in great form after his recent spell of poor health. Hopefully this won't be the last we see of him.
Orla McNamara departs - May 2011
It is with a heavy heart we say good bye to one of the last true 415ers. Orla after many years of dedicated and loyal service is moving on to greener pastures.
Orla joined the group in 2004 to carry out a PhD entitled "Synthetic and Mechanistic aspects of the intramolecular aromatic addition reactions of halogenated alpha diazoketones". Once this was completed Orla took up a postdoctoral position within the group working in collaboration with a large multinational pharmaceutical company, a role she held until departing the group.
Orla has just started work with another large pharmaceutical company, based in Cork, and we wish her every success in her new role.
Congratulations to Chris on passing his viva today - 25 May 2011
Congratulations to Chris Flynn on passing his PhD viva today. Chris after many months of dedication to his thesis is now free to endulge in his passion for riding. This will unfortunately be hampered by a broken collar bone he suffered recently, from which we wish him a speedy recovery.
Marie Kissane Departs the group - 01 April 2011
It's a sad day in the ARM group as one of our post doc's Marie leaves the group to take up a fantastic position as a postdoctoral researcher with Lilly in Indianapolis. Marie explored the reactivity of beta-chloroacrylamides during her PhD and has since worked as a post-doc in the group in a successful industrial collaboration. Marie has been a wonderful asset to the group and will be sorely missed by all. We wish her all the very best in her new position and for the future.
Niamh O'Connell departs the group - 01 September 2010
Niamh, after finished up her work on a joint collaboration on phytosterol research with Prof. Anita Maguire and Dr. Florence McCarthy, has moved on to take up a position in industry.
18th International Conference on Organic Synthesis
Congratulations to Prof. Anita Maguire who was recently an invited speaker at the 18th International Conference on Organic Synthesis in Bergen, Norway. She spoke on work presently being carried out within the group by several researchers, with a presentation entitled "Enantioselective Catalysis". The work covers several areas of research being explored in our lab, namely the copper catalysed enantioselective induction of the Buchner reaction and C-H insertion reactions as well as copper catalysed asymmetric sulfide oxidation. Several members of the group were in attendance at the conference and a very enjoyable week of chemistry was had by all.
Congratulations Fiona - 17th June 2010
Congratulations to Fiona Deane on graduating with her PhD today. Fiona has just started a new position as a postdoctoral researcher in the University of Newcastle, New South Wales. We would like to wish Fiona all the very best for the future.
Sebastien Debarge departs the group - 16th April 2010
One of our longest-serving post-docs, Sebastien, recently finished up his work in the group to take up a position in industry. Seb has worked on several projects during his time in the OPSRT, most notably in the development of novel nucleoside analogues as anti-viral agents. Seb will be be sadly missed in the group and we wish all the very best for his future career.
Congratulations Fiona - 12th March 2010
Congratulations to Fiona Deane on passing her viva today. Fiona carried out a PhD under the joint supervision of Prof Anita Maguire and Dr. Florence McCarthy. We would like to wish her all the very best for her upcoming move to a post-doc in Australia.
Congratulations Orla - 10th December 2010
Congratulations to Orla on graduating today with her PhD. We would like to wish Orla all the best for her future career.
Congratulations Orla - 16th October 2009
Congratulations to Orla McNamara on passing her viva today. Orla is currently working in the group as a postdoctoral researcher for a large American pharmaceutical company.
Congratulations Marie and Dave on graduating today - 10th September 2009
Congratulations to David Foley and Marie Kissane on graduating today with their PhDs. Dave made the long trip back from Indianapolis to join Marie on their special day, whereas Marie just walked across from the Kane Building. We would like to wish both of them all the best in their future endeavours.
Refurbishment of the 4th Floor
After a long wait, the brand new 4th floor organic and inorganic research labs were opened and resarch has recommenced in earnest. There are several differences evident in contrast to the old 4th floor with a dedicated write-up area for researchers being one of the more significant. The floor also houses an instrument lab and utility lab as well as four synthetic laboratories.