Ten female students were presented with bursaries by global healthcare company Johnson & Johnson (J&J) as part of its WiSTEM2D Award Programme at a ceremony at UL on Wednesday, November 22.
Phosphate is a limited resource vital for global agriculture. Dr Iain Moyles and Dr John Donohue from MACSI discuss their work funded by Science Foundation Ireland on mathematical modelling of nutrient flow in soil. During the podcast Iain and John describe the phosphate crisis which acknowledges that phosphorus is a limited resource and only a few countries have significant reserves of it including Morocco, China, Algeria and Syria.
Chris Kelly, founder of Pinpoint Innovations has won the title of Limerick’s Best Young Entrepreneur at the IBYE award ceremony held in the Strand Hotel last week.
Clinicians and academics from Limerick and the Mid-West region showcased their latest research findings at the 2017 Health Research Symposium on Friday, November 17th organised in collaboration between the Health Research Institute and UL Hospitals.
The event took place at the new Clinical Education and Research Centre at University Hospital Limerick and featured four keynote international speakers, 18 oral presentations and over 170 scientific abstracts.
UL hosted a discussion on The Role of Science in Modern Day Sport Performance with Rena Buckley, GAA's most decorated player with 11 Senior All Ireland Football Medals and 7 Senior All Ireland Camogie medals and retired boxer, Bernard Dunne, High Performance Director for Irish Boxing with the Irish Athletic Boxing Association.
UL's Bernal Professor of Crystal Engineering Mike Zaworotko has been named the Science Foundation Ireland Researcher of the Year. The winners of the prestigious 2017 Science Foundation Ireland awards were revealed at the annual SFI Science Summit.
The SFI Researcher of the Year Award recognises the accomplishments of a Science Foundation Ireland funded researcher who has contributed significantly to the Irish research community in their career. The successful researcher has achieved exceptional scientific and engineering research outputs combined with a clear demonstration of the ability to communicate their research.
The Health Research Symposium 2017 will take place at the new Clinical, Education and Research Centre (CERC Building) at University Hospital Limerick on Friday 17th November 2017.
A primary focus for this year’s symposium is on “Building Partnerships to Advance Healthcare Research and Practice” and we plan to showcase the breadth and depth of cutting-edge medical research that continues across the clinical and academic landscape at UL hospitals, the University of Limerick and their associated partners. The programme will demonstrate the remarkable growth in research capability and scientific outputs.
Ireland has been selected to manage a new €3.6 million EU fellowship programme for international software researchers. ALECS (Advanced Learning in Evolving Critical Systems) will be co-ordinated by UL and Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre. The initiative is being funded by the EC under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme and by Science Foundation Ireland through Lero.
Researcher Careers Month consists of a variety of informative lunchtime sessions and is aimed primarily at the UL research community of Research Assistants, Post-Doctoral Researchers, Research Fellows and Senior Research Fellows. The sessions for Researcher Careers Month are broken into three key areas;
1) Researcher Tips; providing unique insights and advice into key areas for researchers such as publishing and funding from people involved in research.
2) Researcher Skills; these sessions provide valuable transferrable skills in areas such as networking and communication.
UL and Intel Ireland have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a strategic partnership that will formalise the long-standing relationship between the two organisations and create a defined programme of activity for working together into the future.
The new partnership agreement builds on existing connections between Intel and UL and will specifically explore opportunities aimed at developing and encouraging future talent, building creative collaborations in the area of Research, Development and Innovation and working together on shaping relevant policy frameworks.