SSPC News & Events

Weeklong event offers exemplary professional development for teachers

The annual workshop for educators, hosted by Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC) and the Dept. of Chemical Sciences, was held in the University of Limerick (UL) recently. The workshop is designed to encourage science teachers to become more confident with chemical demonstrations and brings effective learning strategies to the classroom. Sponsored by SSPC, the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Institute of Physics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Dept. of Chemical Sciences, and Bernal Institute (UL), Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) and BioPharmachemical Ireland, the workshop offers opportunity for teachers to incorporate experiments that will capture students’ imagination.

SSPC collaborator Dr Stuart Collins receives Science, Engineering and Food Science (SEFS) Student Nominated Teaching Staff Award

The Seventh Annual Student Nominated Staff Teaching Awards across SEFS Programmes in UCC have been selected for 2016-2017. Congratulations to Dr Stuart Collins, the 2016-2017 winner

Pharmaceutical solvates, hydrated and amorphous forms: A special emphasis on cocrystals

Check out this paper from Prof. Anne Marie Healy, SSPC Post-doctoral researcher, Zelalem Ayenew Workua, Dinesh Kumara and Atif M. Madib,  here from Advanced Drug Delivery Review (5-year impact factor=17.214), the second highest in pharmaceutical science/research field.

Science Foundation Ireland welcomes the announcement of three prestigious Royal Society-SFI University Research Fellowship Awards 2017

Tánaiste and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald TD, and Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, John Halligan TD, joined Science Foundation Ireland today in welcoming the announcement of three new awards under the Royal Society-Science Foundation Ireland University Research Fellowship scheme.

BACG Annual Conference coming to Limerick 2018

SSPC are delighted to announce that the 49th BACG Annual Conference will be coming to Limerick, Ireland next year. The Conference will include the BACG Annual General Meeting and Annual Lecture and the BACG Young Scientist award, plenary presentations and both invited and contributed papers. The conference chair for the 2018 will be SSPC Funded Investigator Dr Denise Croker, based in the University of Limerick.

SSPC researchers feature at BACG annual meeting 2017

The 48th British Association of Crystal Growth (BACG) took place recently. The conference includes keynote lectures, contributed lectures, posters and crystals in art as well as the BACG annual lecture and young scientist of the year award. The programme comprises the latest developments in the areas of crystal growth, nucleation, crystallisation engineering and characterisation of crystalline materials.