Chemistry le Chéile


Chemistry le Chéile (Chemistry Together) is a virtual which aims to improve the visibility of women in chemistry research and industry, by showcasing postgraduate academic research and several industry speakers. These presentations will demonstrate the variety of research topics undertaken by women in chemistry, and the career paths of those who have progressed to industry positions. We highlight relevant sectors, such as biotechnology, pharmaceutics, environmental science, and academia. All are welcome attend, and we encourage undergraduate and postgraduate students alike to listen to the wide range of options open to them as chemists.

Organising Committee

Amy O'Donoghue
Michelle Ryan
Niamh O'Mahoney


Date | Wednesday 9th December 2020
Time | 09:00-17:00.


Chemistry le Chéile is a virtual conference that will be held on Zoom.


Registration is free. You can sign up on EventBrite.

Abstract Submission

The closing date for abstracts is 5pm on Friday November 13th.

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09:00  09:15 

Anita Maguire

University College Cork 

Opening Remarks 

09:15  09:30 

Amy O’Donoghue, Niamh O’Mahony, Michelle Ryan

University College Cork 

Conference Background 

09:30  09:45 

Victoria Atkinson 

Oxford University 

Chemistry Recruits Biology: Enzymes in Synthesis 

09:45  10:00 

Alexandra Horan 

University College Dublin 

Synthesis of Pyridylsulfonium Salts and Their Application in Sulfur-mediated Bis-heteroaryl Synthesis 

10:00 – 10:30 

Denise Hickey 


10:30 – 10:45 

Tielidy A. de M. de Lima 

Athlone Institute of Technology 

Micro-fibrillated cellulose materials from Rhododendron ponticumobtained from extrusion process 

10:45 – 11:00 

Emma O’Sullivan-Carroll 


Development of a real time SPE-CE method to ensure the API concentration in wastewater is below the EPA safe limit 

11:00 – 11:30 

Jovanna Arndt

AWN Consulting 

11:30 – 11:45 


11:45 – 12:00 

Lorna Conway 

University College Dublin 

Synthesis of Anti-Inflammatory and Pro-Apoptotic Cyclopentenone Prostaglandin  Mimics 

12:00 – 12:30 

Elizabeth Gilchrist

University College Cork 

12:30 – 12:45 

Rhona Lonergan 

University of Kent 

Synthesis of Spin Crossover (SCO) Complexes through Contact Synthesis 

12:45 – 13:00 

Arbresha Muriqi 

Tyndall National Institute, UCC 

New Cerium and Ytterbium Complexes as ALD Precursors: Synthesis, Characterisation, DFT Studies and Application 

13:00 – 14:00 


14:00 – 14:30 

Michelle Tierney


14:30 – 14:45 

Caytlin Boylan 

National University of Ireland, Maynooth 

Developing enzyme-based electrochemical biosensors for the in-vivo monitoring of analytes involved in neurodegenerative diseases and neurological disorders. 

14:45 – 15:00 

Jessica Palmer 

National University of Ireland, Galway 

Design and synthesis of photo-switchable NMDA antagonists for neurological imaging. 

15:00 – 15:15 

Karolina Wojtczak 

National University of Ireland, Galway 

Detecting bacterial lectins through changes in 

luminescence: multivalent lanthanide-based glycoconjugates 

15:15 – 15:30 

Roberta Angioi 

Dublin City University 

Enhancing burn healing using honey hydrogel wound dressings 

15:30 – 16:00 

Deirdre Murphy


16:00 – 16:15 

Nimra Munir

Institute of Technology, Sligo 

In-line prediction of final product properties in the manufacture of polymer-drug eluting implants 

16:15 – 16:30 


16:30 – 17:00 


University College Cork 

Closing Remarks 


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