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February 11: UCC Microbiology seminar Series – Biodegradable plastic synthesis by bacteria: Molecular and technological investigations.

March 29-April 1: Society for General Microbiology- Spring meeting. International Convention centre, Edinburgh, Scotland. System, Mechanisms, and microorganisms.  Making biodegradable plastic from renewable materials. 

April 15: Green Chemistry/Environmental Technologies Conference (organised by the Society for Chemical Industry (SCI)), 2010, Dublin City University

April 27: rx3 Sustainable Innovation Forum Agenda. The Sustainable Innovation Forum, Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Department of Environment, heritage and local Government. Best Practice Presentations: Ideas and Learnings in Action

May 25-26: 1st Irish Peptide Workshop 2010 in the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin

June 23: EPA National Research Conference 2010 in Croke Park, opened by John Gormley TD, Minister for Environment, Heritage and Local Government

August 29-September 2: BIOCAT 2010 conference in Hamburg, Germany

September 2-4 : World Economic forum (as Royal Irish academy/SFI nominee), Tinajin china

October 3-7: International Symposium on BioPolymers (ISBP 2010), Stuttgart, Germany

November 11: 8th Annual EPA Post-graduate Seminar at the Dublin Conference Centre

November 18: Innovation Dublin 2010: UCD-TCD innovation alliance technology showcase. Bioplastech Ltd Biodegradable plastics.

December 8: UCD Festival of Research and Innovation; Earth Sciences, Energy & the Environment, Dublin


February 12- 14 : Global PET Expo , Orlando, Florida, USA.

May 17-21 : American Society for General Microbiology, 109th ASM Meeting , Philadelphia, USA. Biobased Materials Symposium. Recycling waste polystyrene into biodegradable plastics.

September 13-16 : 14th European Congress on Biotechnology, Barcelona, Spain.


August 31-September 4 : International Congress on Biocatalysis, Hamburg, Germany.

September 1-3 : Copenmind, Copenhagen, Denmark.

September 2-4 : Society of Plastics Engineers (European Medical Polymers Division)
European Conference on Medical Polymers, Queens University Belfast.

November 23-26: International Symposium on Biological Polesters ( ISBP ), Auckland, New Zealand.


September 30-October 2 : Biopolymer Conference, Kushadasi, Turkey.

September 27-29: European Symposium on Biopolymers, Dublin, Ireland


March 27: Society for General Microbiology (SGM). Production of biodegradable plastic from waste using bacteria. Kevin O’Connor

June 14-15: 2nd Irish Peptide Workshop, Coleraine, Northern Ireland. Emilia Szwej

June 28: Ireland’s Environment 2012: EPA Research Conference. Maciej Guzik. Book of Abstracts

July 12: Green Chemistry in Ireland. Emilia Szwej

September 2-7: 32nd European Peptide Symposium, Athens, Greece

October 7-10: 13th International Symposium on Biopolymers, ISBP2012, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

October 30-November 2: Frontieres in Biorefining 2012, St. Simons Island, Gorgia, USA


March 21-22: Society for General Microbiology Irish Branch Spring Meeting. 2 posters and Kevin O’Connor as an invited speaker

May 8-9: International Melanoma Workshop, Dublin, Ireland. 1 poster presentation.

October 7-9: European Symposium on Biopolymers, Lisbon, Portugal. 2 poster presentations.

November 8: SYNPOL 1st Annual Course on “Industrial Fermentation Processes: Basics and Successful Industrial Scale-up Stories” Parc Científic Universitat de València, Valencia (Spain)



September 28 - October 1: 14th International Symposium on Biopolymers, ISBP2014, Santos, Brazil