SSPC News & Events

SSPC Principal Investigator Prof. Gavin Walker wins big at The Irish Laboratory Awards 2017

Dublin 25 May 2017 – Prof. Gavin Walker and his team from the Bernal Process Engineering Lab won three ‎prestigious prizes at The Irish Laboratory Awards 2017 contest, including the super category of 'Academic or Research Lab of the Year'. The jury mentions the lab as being 'unrivalled'.

SSPC collaborator and Bernal Chair receives Wales' highest academic honour

SSPC collaborator and Bernal Chair Professor Michael Zaworotko has been admitted to the Learned Society of Wales (LSW) in honour of his world-class contribution to science. Election to fellowship of the society is a public recognition of academic excellence and achievement and is the highest academic honour in Wales.

SOS Annual Conference 2017 features SSPC partners

SOS (Science of Stability) Annual Conference, October 3-5, 2017, Dublin, Ireland. Shelf-life is a critical factor in developing and commercialising pharmaceuticals, generics, nutraceuticals, OTCs and consumer products. Since the stability of products affects their safety and efficacy, it is crucial to understand how such factors as time, temperature, humidity, oxygen and light impact their shelf-life and what tools can be applied to mitigate any issues. At SOS, it’s all about the science!

Transition Year Work Experience Programme 2017

Transition Year students enjoyed a week of work experience with the School of Natural Sciences and the SSPC. They worked in a chemistry laboratory and learned about Chemical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Physics, Careers Workshop, an introduction to medicines in my body, Spectroscopy in a suitcase, an Innovation in Science Workshop. Finished with presentations related to the groups challenge. They were involved in hands on activities and as a special treat made ice cream from liquid nitrogen.

Minister Halligan announces new UK-Ireland partnership to encourage collaborative research

• Science Foundation Ireland enters new partnership agreement with UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
• Agreement will support joint research and technology development projects in the areas of engineering, ICT, mathematical sciences, physics, chemistry and materials science

SSPC makes shortlist for Best Education Outreach Award 2017

SSPC actively fosters a culture of inclusivity and equity of sharing across all domains, including Education and Public Engagement (EPE). This whole-centre approach facilitates on-going and effective participation of researchers in the SSPC EPE Programmes. Driving this ethos are the SSPC Director, PIs, FIs, Education Training and Outreach (ETO) Officer and management team, instilling an expectation in all members of the SSPC community to contribute to the various facets of the centre.


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