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.
LERO researchers will collaborate on a new €5 million research programme to advance innovations in Blockchain and financial technology research.
Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD announced the new Financial Technology (FinTech) research programme, FinTech Fusion.
The academic and industry research partnership will encourage breakthroughs in payment (PayTech), regulation (RegTech) and insurance (InsureTech) technologies by accelerating scientific progress and enabling data-driven research.
Everyone with a family history of colorectal cancer or polyps (abnormal tissue growths) should be screened for the disease, an international study involving researchers at nine institutions in the United States and Canada, co-led by University of Limerick (UL) has strongly recommended.
The research, available online and due to be published in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association and the highest impact journal in its field, makes a total of 19 evidence-based recommendations which will guide the choice of screening test and frequency of use among those who have close relatives with colon cancer or pre cancerous growths.
More than 250 people attended the fourth annual Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre (PMTC) Knowledge Day for industry held in the Kemmy Business School, UL this week.
Ireland is renowned internationally for its expertise in pharmaceutical manufacturing: Research and Development is very important to developing and advancing pharmaceutical manufacturing.
A discovery made at UL features on one of An Post’s four newly-unveiled €1 stamps. Titled Irish Scientific Discoveries, the stamps highlight recent scientific discoveries made by scientists who work in pioneering research and development in Ireland and UL is the only university named on the stamps.
The science-based stamps represent novel areas of research, which are generating new knowledge, cutting-edge technology and competitive enterprise. The four topics: new forms of light; fighting superbugs; emissions adsorption; and, predicting neonatal seizures, are examples of innovative and impactful academic research being carried out in institutions around the country.