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2017 George Guilbault Symposium

12 Oct

Summary of annual symposium for Taught MSc students.

The 4th George Guilbault Symposium was hosted at Tyndall National Institute on Wednesday 11th October. This event brought together industry, academia and students. The Symposium provides an opportunity for the taught MSc students in Analytical to present their research projects over the past 6 months. It also gives the incoming class (2017/18) the opportunity to meet and interact with the class of 2016/17 and to network with industry. In total there were around 100 attendees with 63 MSc students, 19 company representatives from 10 industries and approximately 20 School of Chemistry and Tyndall staff and PhD students in attendance. There were four industry keynote (TelLabs, ThermoFisher Scientific, Hovione and Regeneron) and 12 MSc student shortlisted presentations on the day. All the 2016/17 class (43 in total) presented posters and the Symposium culminated in an industry speed dating event. TelLabs, Eli Lilly and J&J sponsored the awards this year and the winners were:

George Guilbault Award – Noelle Leahy.
Presentation entitled Determination of Silicone Content on Silicone Coated Silk Suture Material.

Best Poster Award – Cian Clarke.
Poster entitled Development of Novel Liquid Metal Electronic Interconnects.

Special Peer Award – Adam Dalton.
Poster entitled A HPLC-UV method for quantification of water soluble vitamins encapsulated in sodium alginate beads to be used in a novel delivery system.

Runner up Poster Award – John Butler.
Poster entitled Development of a RP-HPLC Method for the Separation of Analgesic Compounds in River Water.

Runner up Poster Award – Janine Boertjes.
Poster entitled Sample preparation methods for analysis of emerging contaminants in surface water by ion chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry.

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