SSPC News & Events

Taoiseach announces transatlantic collaboration to provide entrepreneurship training for SFI researchers

SSPC Scientific Director, Prof. Kieran Hodnett recently attended an event during the St Patrick's Day celebrations in Washington, where An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, announced a new Science Foundation Ireland cross-Atlantic collaboration with the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) programme, that will see 20 Irish-based researchers benefit from entrepreneurial training in America.

Congratulations to Dr Andrea Erxleben, NUIG, on her EU H2020 Individual Fellowship

Congratulations to Dr. Leila Tabrizi, an Iranian national, who has received funding for a 24 months project in the area of medicinal chemistry in the group of Dr. A. Erxleben, an SFI-approved Funded Investigator at NUI Galway under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship.

Check out this article: In vitro dissolution models for the prediction of in vivo performance of an oral mesoporous silica formulation

Check out this article: In vitro dissolution models for the prediction of in vivo performance of an oral mesoporous silica formulation from the SSPC team at University College Cork.

SSPC lead (bio) Pharma Ireland High Level Seminar in Brussels

On 28 February 2017 (bio)Pharma Ireland, a national working group led by SSPC and comprising representation from PMTC, NIBRT, SFI, EI, IDA and BPCI, organized a high-level seminar entitled The Future of (Bio)Pharmaceutical Manufacturing in Brussels. This international seminar, brought together over 80 participants from over 10 countries representing industry, academia, the EU commission and parliament, and other interested stakeholders to explore the future of advanced drug manufacturing in Europe. The purpose of the seminar was to communicate the importance of fostering an innovative environment in Europe to sustain the biopharmaceutical manufacturing sector into the future.

Check out this article: Symmetry assisted tuning of bending and brittle multi-component forms of probenecid†

Check out this article by SSPC UCC researchers and SSPC PhD candidate, Uday Khandavilli, University College Cork, has his bending crystals images published in Chemical Communications recently, entitled, Symmetry assisted tuning of bending and brittle multi-component forms of probenecid†

Is there an art to making the perfect cup of coffee? STEAM will investigate!!

Is there an art to making the perfect cup of coffee? Or is it just science? This event investigates the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) of the perfect cup of coffee.
Come join in Canteen, 30 Mallow Street, Limerick @ 6.30pm on Monday, March 13th, to learn all about the perfect cup of coffee. The event will consist of three brief 10 minute talks from our two scientists, Kevin and Chris followed by the art in a perfect cup from Canteen’s resident barista Dalton.

SSPC website launch introduces secondary school students to real world science

The Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC) funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and based in the Bernal Institute at the University of Limerick (UL) has launched their Medicines In My Life initiative. The purpose of the initiative, which includes a website and resources for teachers and pupils, is to support the SSPC’s innovative educational programme for post-primary teachers and pupils, entitled ‘Innovation in Medicines’, a module designed to introduce students to the world of medicine.

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