Memorial Seminar - Prof M.A. McKervey - Save the date

Memorial Seminar - Prof M.A. McKervey - Save the date

  • 31 Aug 2017

A Seminar on Organic Chemistry will be held in University College Cork on Friday 5th January 2018.

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SEFS Outstanding Teaching Staff Awards 2017

SEFS Outstanding Teaching Staff Awards 2017

  • 01 Aug 2017

The annual student-nominated Overall Winner and Runners-Up of the College of SEFS Teaching Staff Awards were presented with the SEFS Certificates for Teaching Awards 2017. 

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Prof Tony McKervey

Prof Tony McKervey

  • 27 Jun 2017

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

UCC Research team discovers a weapon to fight antibiotic resistance

  • 09 Mar 2017
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

Purdy Lucey Invention of the Year Award 2016

  • 29 Nov 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

Drug developed in Cork that could reverse extreme weight loss

  • 10 Nov 2016

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

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

  • 02 Sep 2016

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

14th Annual Eli Lilly Postgraduate Research Symposium

  • 30 Aug 2016

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

Irish Research Council (IRC) identifies rising stars of research

  • 23 Jun 2016

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

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

  • 29 Mar 2016

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

Cork company in search for way to make medicine go down

  • 19 Jan 2016

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

€28 Million Science Foundation Ireland Investment

  • 12 Jan 2016

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

The Science of Fireworks

  • 15 Dec 2015

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

Cavanagh Pharmacy Building hosts top class event

  • 08 Dec 2015

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

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

  • 01 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

Tree berry compound kills leukaemia cells, UCC scientists discover

  • 24 Nov 2015

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

BBC radio 4 interview Patrick Vallance, GSK

  • 10 Nov 2015

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

13th Eli Lilly Organic & Pharmaceutical Chemistry Postgraduate Symposium

  • 05 Oct 2015

‌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

New Article Published in ACS Nano

  • 11 Jun 2015

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

Two projects nominated for US-Irish awards

  • 15 May 2015

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

New class of compounds may lead to new antiviral drugs

  • 15 May 2015

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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New Adjunct Professor

New Adjunct Professor

  • 20 Apr 2015

The ABCRF is delighted to welcome Dr Andrew Whitehead as an adjunct Professor to the ABCRF.

Dr Whitehead is currently the Director of 2nd Generation, GSK in Cork.  His unique position in the Pharmaceutical industry will bring invaluable experience and perspective to our students and researchers in GSK.  Welcome Andy!

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ABCRF now on Facebook and Twitter

ABCRF now on Facebook and Twitter

  • 16 Feb 2015

We are delighted to announce that the ABCRF is now on Facebook and Twitter.

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Fellowship Awards for ABCRF Researchers

Fellowship Awards for ABCRF Researchers

  • 12 Mar 2015

Congratulations to Dr Lorraine Bateman and Dr Graham O'Mahony for their recent fellowship awards from SFI.

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Invitation to ISC2016 in Cork

Invitation to ISC2016 in Cork

  • 02 Feb 2015

UCC host the 31st International Symposium on Chromatography

Following our successful bid to host the 31st International Symposium on Chromatography, ISC2016, in Cork,  on behalf of the Irish Separation Science cluster ( ISSC), Prof. Apryll Stalcup and Prof. Jeremy Glennon presented the Invitation address at ISC2014 Salzburg in September 2014.

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Innovation Award for BARDS Research Team

Innovation Award for BARDS Research Team

  • 06 Jan 2015

Top 10 in Analytical Scientist publication

Dr. Dara Fitzpatrick’s BARDS research team have won an Innovation Award from the Analytical Scientist publication. The BARDS spectrometer is listed as one of the top 10 innovations of the year among global big hitters such as Agilent, Waters, Thermo Fisher and Schimadzu.

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Undergraduate Award Honour for David Jones

Undergraduate Award Honour for David Jones

  • 19 Nov 2014

David Jones has won the Undergraduate Award in the Chemical & Pharmaceutical Sciences category for his paper entitled “Preliminary Investigation into the Optimization of Sample Systems for the Study of the Vinyl Substitution Reactions of 3(2H)-Furanones” under the supervision of Dr Dan McCarthy, Department of Chemistry UCC.

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Two New Adjunct Professors

Two New Adjunct Professors

  • 03 May 2013

The ABCRF is delighted to welcome two new Adjunct Professors!

Professors Tony McKervey and John Luong are internationally renowned researchers in Organic Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry respectively.

Their input to the ABCRF will be enormously beneficial to the PhD students and early career researchers within the ABCRF bringing their perspective and experience to the research teams in Cork.

 

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64th Chemistry Colloquium prize

64th Chemistry Colloquium prize

  • 29 Jun 2012

Congratulations to ABCRF Postgraduate student Richard O'Connor on his recent success at the 64th Irish Universities Chemistry Research Colloquium held in University Limerick, 14-15th June 2012.

 

 

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Irish Area Section Biochemical Society Award for UCC Student

Irish Area Section Biochemical Society Award for UCC Student

  • 10 Jan 2012

Run Yan, PhD student in the Department of Biochemistry and Analytical and Biological Chemistry Research Facility (ABCRF), has been awarded first prize for his research work presented at the Biochemical Society Irish Area Section Annual Meeting , “Protein folding and misfolding: mechanisms and consequences” hosted recently at the National University of Ireland Maynooth.

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Bruker/ABCRF Seminar launches new partnership

Bruker/ABCRF Seminar launches new partnership

  • 22 Nov 0011

On 17th November 2011 a seminar on Structure Solutions was held in University College Cork, organised jointly by the Analytical and Biological Chemistry Research Facility and Bruker UK. 

The event simultaneously marked the launch of a new partnership between Bruker and the ABCRF.

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Advances in Drugs

Advances in Drugs

  • 26 Mar 2009

Discovery of new drugs to address ongoing medical challenges requires the involvement of interdisciplinary teams of researchers bringing together relevant disciplines in a seamless manner. In the next lecture of the UCC’s Research Highlights Lecture Series on Friday, March 27th 2009, Professor Anita Maguire will discuss how the developments at the Chemistry-Biology interface over the past decade have revolutionised the ways in which new drugs are discovered.

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ABCRF Researcher Wins Top Undergraduate Award

ABCRF Researcher Wins Top Undergraduate Award

  • 03 Dec 2010

Congratulations to Hannah Winfieldwho was recently presented with the Undergraduate Award for Ireland and Northern Ireland in the discipline of Chemistry in recognition of an essay about her final year project “Synthesis of Novel Indolocarbazole Derivatives.”   

 

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Synthesis of Bioactive Molecules V

Synthesis of Bioactive Molecules V

  • 04 Mar 2009

The Synthesis of Bioactive Molecules V returns once again to the ABCRF on 14th May 2009 at 10am

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UPCRO 2009

UPCRO 2009

  • 21 Jan 2009

SFI UREKA Site UPCRO 2009, now in it's 3rd year, is now taking applications.

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Research Commercialisation Awards

Research Commercialisation Awards

  • 22 Sep 2010

On 27th April 2010, 3 ABCRF PI's were awarded Research Commercialisation awards.

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IRCSET Enterprise Partnership Video Series

IRCSET Enterprise Partnership Video Series

  • 24 May 2011

On Tuesday 24th May 2011, IRCSET will launch the Enterprise Partnership Video Series which features an ABCRF Enterprise partnership collaboration with Eli Lilly.

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Food contamination test gets global green light

Food contamination test gets global green light

  • 11 Jul 2011

GETTING ILL from eating contaminated food is a very unpleasant experience and food manufacturers continually test their products to ensure it does not happen.

by Olive Keogh, Irish Times

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8th Advanced Study Course on Optical Chemical Sensors

8th Advanced Study Course on Optical Chemical Sensors

  • 11 Jul 2011

 

ASCOS 2011 will be held from Thursday, July 21st till Thursday, July 28th, 2011 in Cork City, at the premises of the University College Cork. Similar to the previous event, ASCOS-2011 will have a defined topic: Optical Chemical Sensors for the Life Sciences. 

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SFI/PCI Pharmachemical Event to be held in UCC

SFI/PCI Pharmachemical Event to be held in UCC

  • 24 May 2010

 

SFI is partnering with PharmaChemical Ireland (PCI) to showcase SFI funded research to the Irish pharmaceutical industry.

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Licence Agreement on Cancer Drug

Licence Agreement on Cancer Drug

  • 11 Mar 2010

UCC has signed an IP Licensing agreement with Cork biotech firm, Lee Oncology Ltd, that may lead to the commercial development of potential new cancer drugs following collaboration between the company and UCC's Analytical & Biological Chemistry Research Facility headed by Professor Anita Maguire

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Pfizer Process Development Centre (PDC) announces collaboration with UCC's Analytical & Biological Chemistry Research Facility

Pfizer Process Development Centre (PDC) announces collaboration with UCC's Analytical & Biological Chemistry Research Facility

  • 31 Oct 2008

Pfizer and University College Cork (UCC) have today (Friday, October 31st 2008) announced a joint collaboration involving the installation of a state-of-the-art 400MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectrometer in UCC's Analytical and Biological Chemistry Research Facility (ABCRF).

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Pfizer Bursary launched

Pfizer Bursary launched

  • 26 Feb 2010

Pfizer have announced the launch of a two-year bursary which will facilitate an MSc in Biotechnology Programme at UCC.

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Major Research Facility opens at UCC

Major Research Facility opens at UCC

  • 22 Feb 2010

A major infrastructural investment in Science and Technology was unveiled today (Monday, February 22nd 2010) with the opening of the newly-refurbished Science laboratories at UCC by the Minister for Education and Science, Mr Batt O’Keeffe.

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Prize Winning Organic Chemistry Poster

Prize Winning Organic Chemistry Poster

  • 20 Jun 2009

UCC student Denis Beecher, was awarded the prize for the best organic chemistry poster at 61st Irish Universities Chemistry Research Colloquium held at Dublin Institute of Technology from 17-19 June 2009.He  received the prize, sponsored by Pfizer, for his poster entitled “ A Chemoenzymatic Route to Enantiopure Hydroxytetrahydrofurans: Muscarine and its Analogues”

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ABCRF PhD student waxing lyrical...

ABCRF PhD student waxing lyrical...

  • 07 Jun 2012

"Marine natural products have become a major source of new chemical entities in the discovery of potential anticancer agents."  Congratulations to ABCRF Postgraduate student Donal Harrold on his recent successes at the UCC Doctoral Showcase.

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ACS International Year of Chemistry Poster Prize award

ACS International Year of Chemistry Poster Prize award

  • 20 Jul 2011

Congratulations to Kevin Eccles, who was award the ACS International Year of Chemistry Poster Prize at the 2011 American Crystallographic Assocation meeting in New Orleans.

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CSA Trust Jacques-Emile Grant awarded to ABCRF PI

CSA Trust Jacques-Emile Grant awarded to ABCRF PI

  • 26 Apr 2010

Dr. Noel O'Boyle, a HRB Postdoctoral Researcher in the ABCRF, has been awarded the 2010 CSA Trust Jacques-Émile Dubois Grant to present his work at the German Conference in Chemoinformatics in November.

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Training session of Agilent 6510 QToF, LCMS for ISSC Researchers

Training session of Agilent 6510 QToF, LCMS for ISSC Researchers

  • 15 Sep 2011

An intensive two day training session was organised by Agilent technologies for the Irish separation science cluster (ISSC) researcher in the department of chemistry & ABCRF, UCC on 15th September 2011.

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Prestigious Chinese Government Award for UCC Chemistry Student

Prestigious Chinese Government Award for UCC Chemistry Student

  • 26 Apr 2010

Ms Fengjun Shang, a UCC PhD student in Analytical Chemistry under the supervision of Professor Jeremy D. Glennon, Department of Chemistry has received the highly-prestigious Chinese Government Award.

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Best Presentation and Poster Award at GP2A Conference.

Best Presentation and Poster Award at GP2A Conference.

  • 04 Oct 2010

ABCRF & Dept of Chemistry student wins prize at international conference.

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Csaba Horváth Young Scientist Award for UCC Postgraduate

Csaba Horváth Young Scientist Award for UCC Postgraduate

  • 09 Jul 2010

Jesse Omamogho, a postgraduate student, at UCC’s Chemistry Department, under the supervision of Professor Jeremy Glennon, and a researcher in the Irish Separation Science Cluster (ISSC), has won the Csaba Horváth Young Scientist Award.

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Eli Lilly Postgraduate Research Symposium

Eli Lilly Postgraduate Research Symposium

  • 18 Sep 2008

6th Annual Eli Lilly Postgraduate Research Symposium in Organic & Pharmaceutical Chemistry took place on Thursday 18th September 2008.  The event was once again a great success

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HRB Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

HRB Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

  • 18 Aug 2009

Dr. Noel O'Boyle, a visiting postdoctoral researcher at the ABCRF, has been awarded a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship by the Health Research Board.

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Employing PhD Graduates Benefits Irish Enterprise

Employing PhD Graduates Benefits Irish Enterprise

  • 16 Dec 2009

A new report launched on December 15th 2009 by the Advisory Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (ACSTI) has found that Irish R&D firms employing PhD researchers have rates of patenting 2.5 times greater than similarly active firms which do not employ PhD researchers and have vastly higher collaboration rates with both Higher Education Institutes and other firms.

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UCC and Almac announce collaboration

UCC and Almac announce collaboration

  • 08 Jun 2010

UCC and Almac (a contract research and manufacturing organisation based in Northern Ireland, specialising in integrated drug development and human health) are proud to announce the official launch of an academic/industrial collaboration in the field of solid state chemistry.

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9th Eli Lilly Symposium in Organic & Pharmaceutical Chemistry

9th Eli Lilly Symposium in Organic & Pharmaceutical Chemistry

  • 20 Sep 2011

The 9th Annual Eli Lilly Postgraduate Research Symposium in Organic & Pharmaceutical Chemistry took place on Friday 16th September 2011. The event, sponsored by Eli Lilly was once again a great success.

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Synthesis of Bioactive Molecules VI

Synthesis of Bioactive Molecules VI

  • 31 May 2011

The Synthesis of Bioactive Molecules VI returns once again to the ABCRF on Wednesday 29th June 2011 at 10am.

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ABCRF PI to represent Ireland

ABCRF PI to represent Ireland

  • 26 Mar 2009

Dr Stuart Collins, a PI in the ABCRF has been nominated to represent Ireland that this years EuCheMS Organic Division Young Investigator's Workshop

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Speech by Batt O'Keeffe, Minister for Education & Science

Speech by Batt O'Keeffe, Minister for Education & Science

  • 27 Nov 2009

Speech by Batt O'Keeffe TD, Minister for Education and Science, at the launch of 'Transformations - What Research Is Doing For Ireland' at the Science Gallery, TCD, Dublin

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Seminar to mark International Women's Day

Seminar to mark International Women's Day

  • 09 Mar 2010

A total of 250 students representing eight Cork girls’ secondary schools packed the G01 lecture theatre in Brookfield Health Sciences Complex to celebrate this international event on Monday, March 8th 2010.

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UCC gets €8m boost for research equipment and facilities

UCC gets €8m boost for research equipment and facilities

  • 19 Jan 2016

University College Cork received €8,682,332 or 30% of the €28.8m for funding research infrastructure as announced by Ministers Bruton and English and the SFI.  UCC researchers are leading or involved in eight of the 21 chosen projects.

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RIA Honour for Prof Anita Maguire

RIA Honour for Prof Anita Maguire

  • 01 May 2014

UCC Professor Anita Maguire has been honoured with admission to the Royal Irish Academy. She joins 482 distinguished Members of the Academy.

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Creativity and Innovation for Research

Creativity and Innovation for Research

  • 06 May 2010

An innovative programme developed by UCC and Pfizer was showcased at the recent Final of the Postgraduate Training Module on Creativity and Innovation for Research.

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Joint Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)/Johnson & Johnson Services Inc Healthcare Innovation Programme Award (HIPA) for ABCRF Researchers

Joint Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)/Johnson & Johnson Services Inc Healthcare Innovation Programme Award (HIPA) for ABCRF Researchers

  • 19 May 2011

On Wednesday 11th May 2011, The Minister for Research and Innovation Mr Sean Sherlock TD launched new research projects in the biomedical sphere which have been chosen under an innovative new research programme funded by the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Office of Science and Technology (COSAT) and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI).

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One to Watch Award Ceremony

One to Watch Award Ceremony

  • 17 Jun 2010

Dr Dara Fitzpatrick has been nominated by Enterprise Ireland for the ‘One to Watch Award’ ceremony to be held in Dublin on June 23rd next. Mr Conor Lenihan, TD, Minister for Science, Technology, Innovation and Natural Resources will officiate at the event.

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XXth Conference of the Groupement des Pharmacochimistes de l’Arc Atlantique (GP2A)

XXth Conference of the Groupement des Pharmacochimistes de l’Arc Atlantique (GP2A)

  • 03 Sep 2011
The 20th Conference of the Groupement des Pharmacochimistes de l'Arc Atlantique (GP2A) was held in UCC this year on the 1st - 2nd September 2011, hosted by the ABCRF.

 

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