- 27 Jun 2017
We are deeply saddened to report the passing of Prof Tony McKervey over the weekend.
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.
Congratulations to PhD student Mary McKee, winner of the best Flash Presentation at the GP2A in Angers, France.
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
Dr. Ger McGlacken has been elected as Vice-Chair of COST action (C-H Activation in Organic Synthesis (CHAOS), having contributed to its submission.
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.
A Cork-based company is working with the pharmaceutical industry to make tablets tastier and easier to swallow.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Congratulations to Kevin O’Shea who was the winner of this year’s Eli Lilly Symposium, which took place on Friday 25th September.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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
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).
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.
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”
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).
"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.
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.
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.
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.
ABCRF & Dept of Chemistry student wins prize at international conference.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Click on this Link to download the article from UCC News
Download the presentation by Dr Liam Tully
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.