University of Limerick STEM public engagement projects are among those to benefit from Science Foundation Ireland Discover Programme funding announced by Minister for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, John Halligan TD.
The national investment of €4.4 million has been awarded to a range of projects dedicated to educating and engaging the public in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).Research Admin, 27.02.2018 | Posted in Science & Engineering
Professor Helena Lenihan from the Kemmy Businmess School has been announced as one of the first recipients of a Science Foundation Ireland award for Science Policy Research by Minister for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, John Halligan TD.
Professor Lenihan is to receive one of the first five awards of the Science Foundation Ireland Science Policy Research Programme.
Dr. Martin Hayes, Prof. Conor Hayes, Dr. John Nelson, Course Director Masters Artificial Intelligence, Dr Ann Ledwith, Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies, The Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection Pat Breen (TD) Dr Mary Shire, Vice President of Research & Enterprise and Prof Edmund Magner, Dean Faculty of Science and Engineering.
An information session on the CAREERFIT programme for host PIs and candidates will be held on Friday 23rd February at 2-3pm, in the seminar room MSG-024. All welcome.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for queries.Research Admin, 15.02.2018 | Posted in
This event is held in conjunction with the Research Office and Assistant Deans (International and Research).
The aim of this event is to give you the opportunity to meet with potential collaborators from other disciplines and faculties and explore potential collaborations. By the end of the event you will have heard about others’ research areas, the inter disciplinary collaborations they are seeking, presented your area of research and had the opportunity to network with others to explore any potential interests further.
This event is intended as an opportunity to explore potential areas of common interest – even if they are not immediately apparent. This is for all academic and research staff, or those who support research projects. You never know where the next opportunity will come from!Research Admin, 15.02.2018 | Posted in
EPA Research will hold a series of roadshows throughout the Universities and Institutes of Technology in February and March 2018. This 2-hour workshop will be the occasion to learn more about the EPA Research Programme, in particular about the 2018 Funding Opportunities (via national & international calls). The EPA will also welcome feedback from the Research Community on its Research Programme.
This event will be held in the Seminar Room (MSG-024) of the MSSI Building, University of Limerick.
To register for this event please contact Martina Prendergast
When: Fri 23 Mar 2018, 11:00am – 1:00pm. Tea/coffee served.Research Admin, 15.02.2018 | Posted in
UL spin-out Hooke Bio is a new company operating in the early stages of drug discovery. Hooke Bio draws its strength from the close co-operation it has between its team of biologists and engineers. The engineers design, test and optimise new microfluidic technology: the scientists apply the technology to finding new therapeutic uses for existing drugs.Research Admin, 14.02.2018 | Posted in
Back l-r: Christine Brennan, Research and Innovation Projects Officer; Prof. Mary O’Sullivan, Research Integrity Officer; Prof. Sheila Killian, KBS Research Integrity Champion; Dr Gabriela Avram, S&E RI Champion
Front l-r: Dr Stephen Gallagher, EHS RI Champion; Prof. Neil Robinson, AHSS RI Champion; Dr Barry Shanahan, Research Governance OfficerResearch Admin, 14.02.2018 | Posted in
- Dr. Roisin Cahalan has published a study, which examined a cohort of 37 championship level adolescent Irish dancers. Participants were screened at baseline for a host of potential biopsychosocial risk factors, and their injury history for the previous 12 months was recorded. Results showed that 84% of subjects recorded at least one pain/injury during the previous year, with many choosing to dance while in pain or injured. The incidence of injury was up to twice as high in some cases as injury in elite adolescent ballet or contemporary dancers. Proposed explanations include inappropriate technique progression, unique choreographical features, and an over-arduous calendar of competitive events. A prospective study nearing completion will help clarify causal factors in these dancers.IrmaHourigan, 08.02.2018 | Posted in
Researchers from UL have found that women who feel stigmatised after having an abortion, experience increased psychological distress and physical health symptoms.
The research has been published in the journal Psychology of Women Quarterly and is available online on UL's institutional repository.
Scientists at the Bernal Institute are teaming up with Enterprise Ireland (EI) to commercialise continuous nanomanufacturing technology which promises to transform the pharmaceutical market.
The project, which launches this month, aims to tackle the biggest challenge facing the pharmaceutical industry today. While pharmaceutical companies are continually developing new drugs, seven out of ten of those drugs never reach the patient. This is not because they are ineffective at treating disease but because they are not soluble enough to be absorbed in the body.Research Admin, 01.02.2018 | Posted in Science & Engineering