Science Foundation Ireland held their annual Science Summit in Dublin's Croke Park, on Monday, November 13, 2017. The event, which takes place as part of National Science Week, was launched by Dr Orla Quinn, Secretary General of the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation. As part of the events, key leaders in the Irish research community were recognised in the Science Summit Awards, on the day, SSPC were awarded the SFI Industry Partnership Award with The National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training, NIBRT and our newly appointed Director Prof. Michael Zaworotko, University of Limerick, was named as Science Foundation Ireland Researcher of the Year.
The EFCE-Spain group (ANQUE, AIQS, AEIC and SEQUI), the congress partner (Expoquimia), congress sponsors, exhibitors and supporters held the 10th World Congress of Chemical Engineering in conjunction with the 11th European Congress of Chemical Engineering, the 4th European Congress of Applied Biotechnology and its Joint Events.
A team of scientists at University of Limerick have discovered that applying pressure to a protein found in egg whites and tears can generate electricity. The researchers from the Bernal Institute observed that crystals of lysozyme, a model protein that is abundant in egg whites of birds as well as in the tears, saliva and milk of mammals can generate electricity when pressed. Their report was published on October 2 in the journal, Applied Physics Letters. SSPC newest staff member, Aimee Stapleton, is the lead author on the generation of electricity from tears.
The 15th Annual Eli Lilly Postgraduate Research Symposium in Organic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry takes place on Friday, September 29, 2017 in the Cavanagh Pharmacy Building, LG52, University College Cork.