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  • Prof Tony McKervey

    27 Jun
    Prof Tony McKervey

    We are deeply saddened to report the passing of Prof Tony McKervey over the weekend. 

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  • UCC Research team discovers a weapon to fight antibiotic resistance

    09 Mar
    UCC Research team discovers a weapon to fight antibiotic resistance
    A collaborative team involving Ger McGlacken and Rachel Shanahan have discovered a weapon to fight antibiotic resistance. It shows such promise that the scientists at the Biomerit Research Centre at University College Cork have already applied to patent the discovery and may have a company up and running within two years. 
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  • Purdy Lucey Invention of the Year Award 2016

    29 Nov
    Purdy Lucey Invention of the Year Award 2016

    Well done to Ger, Rachel and the quinolone group who were awarded the ‘Purdy Lucey Invention of the Year (Life Science)’ at UCC last week. 

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  • Drug developed in Cork that could reverse extreme weight loss

    10 Nov
    Drug developed in Cork that could reverse extreme weight loss

    Scientists in Cork have discovered a drug that increases appetite, in a development they believe may also point the way to a drug that can trigger weight loss. The work at University College Cork (UCC) has the potential to reverse weight loss caused by severe illness or in those with anorexia.

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  • UCC PhD student wins best Flash Presentation at the GP2A in France

    02 Sep
    UCC PhD student wins best Flash Presentation at the GP2A in France

    Congratulations to PhD student Mary McKee, winner of the best Flash Presentation at the GP2A in Angers, France. 

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  • 14th Annual Eli Lilly Postgraduate Research Symposium

    30 Aug
    14th Annual Eli Lilly Postgraduate Research Symposium

    The 14th Annual Eli Lilly Postgraduate Research Symposium in Organic & Pharmaceutical Chemistry takes places on Fri 2nd Sept in the Cavanagh Pharmacy Building, LG51, University College Cork

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  • Irish Research Council (IRC) identifies rising stars of research

    23 Jun
    Irish Research Council (IRC) identifies rising stars of research

    Elaine O’Sullivan is a postgraduate researcher at University College Cork whose work has included the discovery of a molecule in a berry that can be used in the creation of a compound that can reduce the size of tumours, especially in leukaemia.

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  • Dr. Ger McGlacken has been elected as Vice-Chair of COST action

    29 Mar
    Dr. Ger McGlacken has been elected as Vice-Chair of COST action

    Dr. Ger McGlacken has been elected as Vice-Chair of COST action (C-H Activation in Organic Synthesis (CHAOS), having contributed to its submission.

     

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  • Cork company in search for way to make medicine go down

    19 Jan
    Cork company in search for way to make medicine go down

    A Cork-based company is working with the pharmaceutical industry to make tablets tastier and easier to swallow.

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  • €28 Million Science Foundation Ireland Investment

    12 Jan
     €28 Million Science Foundation Ireland Investment

    The Minister for Jobs, Richard Bruton, TD together with the Minister for Research, Innovation and Skills, Damien English, TD today announced details of a €28 million investment in research equipment and facilities through Science Foundation Ireland. 

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  • The Science of Fireworks

    15 Dec
    The Science of Fireworks

    As we draw towards the celebrations of New Years eve, Patrick McCaw and Aoife Buckley, Research Council scholars at UCC give us an insight into the science of fireworks...

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  • Cavanagh Pharmacy Building hosts top class event

    08 Dec
    Cavanagh Pharmacy Building hosts top class event

    Well done to everyone involved in the recent NRM in Process Chemistry meeting, in partnership with Bruker and the SSPC. The workshop took place in the Cavanagh Pharmacy building on the 4th December and was very well attended, with people travelling from several locations to listen to the speakers and join in the panel discussion.

     

     

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  • Save The Date! NMR Reaction Monitoring and Characterisation Meeting Dec 2015

    01 Dec
    Save The Date! NMR Reaction Monitoring and Characterisation Meeting Dec 2015

    The SSPC, in conjunction with Bruker Biospin and the ABCRF, invites you to a technical meeting on recent advances and applications of NMR spectroscopy to in situ reaction monitoring and characterisation. 

     



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  • Tree berry compound kills leukaemia cells, UCC scientists discover

    24 Nov
    Tree berry compound kills leukaemia cells, UCC scientists discover

    A molecule developed by scientists at UCC, derived from the berries of the Bloodhorn tree, has shown “a very significant reduction in tumour size,” particularly leukaemia cancer cells.

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  • BBC radio 4 interview Patrick Vallance, GSK

    10 Nov
    BBC radio 4 interview Patrick Vallance, GSK

    Patrick Vallance, Head of R&D in GlaxoSmithKline was recently interviewed by BBC radio 4.  

     

     

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  • 13th Eli Lilly Organic & Pharmaceutical Chemistry Postgraduate Symposium

    05 Oct
    13th Eli Lilly Organic & Pharmaceutical Chemistry Postgraduate Symposium

    ‌Congratulations to Kevin O’Shea who was the winner of this year’s Eli Lilly Symposium, which took place on Friday 25th September. 

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  • New Article Published in ACS Nano

    11 Jun
    New Article Published in ACS Nano

    ABCRF PI's Prof Dmitri Papkovsky and Dr Ruslan Dmitriev have had their article entitled Versatile Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticles for High-Resolution O2 Imaging in Cells and 3D Tissue Models published in ACS Nano.

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  • Two projects nominated for US-Irish awards

    15 May
    Two projects nominated for US-Irish awards

    UCC and its partners Alimentary Health and Eli Lilly have been nominated for awards in the inaugural US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards.  The ABCRF in UCC has been nominated for research carried out in collaboration with Eli Lilly based in Kinsale and Indianapolis.

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  • New class of compounds may lead to new antiviral drugs

    15 May
    New class of compounds may lead to new antiviral drugs

    Researchers in the Analytical & Biological Chemistry Research Facility (ABCRF) at UCC led by Anita Maguire, have designed and synthesised a new class of compounds with potential in the discovery of new antiviral drugs.

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  • Lee Oncology Article - UCC News February 2010

    Click on this Link to download the article from UCC News

    http://www.ucc.ie/en/abcrf/news/FullArticle-LeeOncology.pdf

    Presentation by Dr Liam Tully, Pfizer PDC

    Download the presentation by Dr Liam Tully

    http://www.ucc.ie/en/abcrf/news/documentfile-67338-en.pdf

    Analytical & Biological Chemistry Research Facility

    Analytical & Biological Chemistry Research Facility Cavanagh Pharmacy Building University College Cork College Road, Cork

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