The Arts Council of Ireland has announced that Kathleen Turner, faculty member of the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, is the recipient of the 2017/2018 Jerome Hynes Fellowship – offered through the UK-based Clore Leadership programme. This programme aims to develop the knowledge, skills and experience of potential leaders in the arts, across a wide range of cultural activity.
Dr Finola Cliffe of HookeBio was presented with the “One to Watch Award” at Enterprise Ireland’s Big Ideas 2017. This is the second year in a row that a UL project has been nominated as the ‘One to Watch’ with Ostoform taking the prize in 2016.
A multi-million euro microscope funded by Science Foundation Ireland and the University of Limerick, was recently at the Bernal Institute. The new microscope will allow researchers to study materials at an atomic level in real-world conditions and is one of only a handful of microscopes with these capabilities worldwide.
New research projects being carried out at a leading national technology centre will help biopharmaceutical companies in Ireland improve their manufacturing processes and increase competitiveness.
Enterprise Ireland has awarded €1.3 million worth of funding to the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre (PMTC), hosted at University of Limerick, for economically important Innovation Partnership Projects involving multiple industry partners.
Mathematicians from all over the world, from New Zealand to Mongolia, gathered in Limerick to solve problems faced by Irish Industries at the 128th European Study Group with Industry. Over 5 days about 100 mathematical scientists worked on a wide variety of problems presented by Irish companies, from modelling what happens to a car during a crash in order to tackle insurance fraud to how microwaves measure water content in the raw material that produces alumina.
Lero researchers from the Regulated Research Centre at Dundalk Institute of Technology have launched a new medical device cybersecurity company that plans to create 78 jobs over the next four years. The Lero DkIT spinout company, Nova Leah has developed an expert cybersecurity risk management software application aimed at global medical device manufacturers and healthcare providers.
The Health Research Board and Irish Research Council have announced a new €1.75million initiative to help researchers involve the public at the very start of the health research process. It is the first of its kind in Ireland.
Twenty years ago people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) were advised to “take it easy”. Today, there is a growing body of evidence showing that exercise is beneficial for a number of key symptoms like walking and fatigue. The MS research team at University of Limerick is making significant contributions to this U-turn and the team’s research has had direct positive impacts on the health of thousands of people, and on clinical practice and national programmes of care.
University of Limerick, 3D4Medical and IBM Research were the winners of the 2017 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards, jointly presented by the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland and the Royal Irish Academy at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner in the Clayton Burlington Hotel, Dublin.
The team from UL led by Dr Eamonn de Barra, in collaboration with Stryker Orthopaedics, received the award for developing a new type of bioactive bone cement for neurosurgery, which has advantages over existing products on the market in terms of ease of use, speed of surgical placement and reduced workload on the OR team which is a positive outcome for all.