School of Chemical & BioPharmaceutical Sciences Research Day
The School of Chemical and BioPharmaceutical Sciences Research Day, held on May 8th, was a powerful demonstration of academic prowess and innovation. The event provided postgraduate students — both Masters and PhD candidates — with an invaluable opportunity to present their ground-breaking research through poster displays and oral presentations.
(ABOVE) Dr. Elaine Harris fielding questions for Martina Tuberti who presented her work on "Neurodegenerative diseases and tau protein: Computational and Synthetic studies".
The quality of the presentations was outstanding, highlighting not only the rigorous academic training these students have undergone but also their exceptional ability to distil complex concepts into accessible and engaging presentations. The posters and oral presentations showcased their extensive research, critical thinking, and commitment to advancing scientific knowledge.
(ABOVE) Aaron Byrne presenting his work on "Characterisation of commercial, ceramic, automotive coatings through nano-mechanical testing".
Beyond the high-quality presentations, the depth and breadth of knowledge demonstrated by the students was remarkable. Their proficiency in handling questions, engaging in scientific discussions, and explicating the potential impact of their research was truly commendable. This event underscores the students' readiness to contribute significantly to their respective fields and their ability to communicate their findings effectively. Ultimately, the Research Day was a testament to the future of scientific research — a future these students are well-equipped to shape.
(ABOVE) Róża Paterek who won best poster on the day for her work entitled "TGA-IR-GCMS: Hyphenated Method Optimisation for the Analysis of Coffee Volatiles and Flavonoids".
The best poster award went to Róża Paterek for her work entitled “TGA-IR-GCMS: Hyphenated Method Optimisation for the Analysis of Coffee Volatiles and Flavonoids’’, and the best oral presentation went to Justynne Joy Fabien for her work entitled “Surface Modifications of Titanium Alloys for Biomedical Applications”. The winner of the Noel Russel Research Bursary was Mairéad Gallagher. The Bursary will allow Mairéad to presenter her work on “Examining the Role Antibiotic Metabolites Play in the Development of Antimicrobial Resistance”, at the prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry’s 27th International Symposium: Synthesis in Organic Chemistry.
(Left to right) Prof. Declan McCormack presenting the winner of the Noel Russel Research Bursary, Mairéad Gallagher, for her work entitled "Examining the Role Antibiotic Metabolites Play in the Development of Antimicrobial Resistance", with Professor Mary McNamara, Head of the Graduate Research School.
All Photo's courtesy of Dr. Mary Costello & Dr. Claire McDonnell