UL has officially launched a €3.8million research programme entitled PROCESS which will attract 26 international researchers to take part in two-year fellowships involving cutting-edge scientific training with access to the Bernal Institute’s state of the art research infrastructure. PROCESS is the first Marie Curie Co-Fund jointly supported by Enterprise Ireland and Science Foundation Ireland in Advanced Manfacturing and Process Engineering in Ireland. The programme will also enable the PROCESS fellows to take part in industrial placements across multinational and SME pharmaceutical and dairy processing industrial partners.
Lecturer in political theory, Dr Adina Preda, University of Limerick has been awarded a €1.3m European Research Council consolidator award as one of six successful European Research Council awardees in Ireland.
Dr. Preda from UL’s Department of Politics and Public Administration is one of 291 talented early-career researchers across Europe, and 6 in Ireland, to have been awarded an ERC in today’s announcement. A total of €573 million was awarded to researchers across 40 European countries. This ERC award will fund ‘REAL’ a five-year research project employing two postdoctoral researchers and two PhD students.
Medical device company – Class Medical – a University of Limerick spinout company have secured seed funding of €550,000 from investors including iHPSU match funding from Enterprise Ireland. Class Medical was founded in 2016 by Dr. Rory Mooney (CEO), Prof. Michael Walsh, Dr Niall Davis and Dr Eoghan Cunnane. Class Medical’s initial product offering is a patent protected device that eliminates the risk and complications associated with the treatment of painful urinary problems.
THE next generation of Limerick business leaders and entrepreneurs were given the opportunity to experience business start-up first hand at the Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation Bootcamp hosted by the Kemmy Business School and the Nexus Innovation Centre.
PicoPrecise is a new product launched in 2017 using technology licensed from the University of Limerick to PolyPico, a UL spinout. PolyPico’s dispensing technology offers a unique solution for dispensing miniscule volumes of fluid that range from nanolitre (10-9) to picolitre (10-12) scale using disposable fluid cartridges. It was designed for scientists who wish to dispense reagents, biomaterials or cells with ultra-high precision in an affordable way.
Building a successful research career - Talent development for researchers
For all Research Staff and PIs
Wednesday 17th October 2018, MSG-024, MSSI Building
You are invited to join us on Wednesday 17th October 12.30-2.00 for a lunchtime seminar on Talent Development for Researchers. This seminar is open to all Researchers and PI:
Minister Mitchell O’Connor welcomes Johnson & Johnson’s Announcement of Expanded WiSTEM2D programme to UCC along with UL
New research conducted among undergraduates in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) at the University of Limerick (UL) has revealed that almost one third are not aware of the types of jobs they could apply for once they graduate.
This research has been conducted as Johnson and Johnson, the global healthcare company, enters the third year of its WiSTEM2D programme in collaboration with UL. The findings highlight some of the central challenges in attracting more females into STEM-related careers.
Many people with acne are negatively impacted by perceived social stigma around the skin condition, a new study from UL has found.
A survey of 271 acne sufferers has revealed that their own negative perceptions of how society views their appearance is associated with higher psychological distress levels and further physical symptoms such as sleep disturbance, headaches and gastrointestinal problems.
Females in the study reported greater impairment of life quality and more symptoms than males. Acne severity was significantly correlated with health-related quality of life and psychological distress.
A new study has found that greater numbers of women elected to political office is associated with an increase in the life expectancies of women and children.
The research led by Ross Macmillan, Chair in Sociology, University of Limerick and published in the journal Demography found that countries where women comprise at least 30% of the legislature see a significant reduction in their mortality rates.
The authors, from UL, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Bocconi University, suggest that women’s parliamentary presence could improve efforts to advance social and political development.