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73rd Irish Universities Chemistry Research Colloquium

The 73rd Irish Universities Chemistry Research Colloquium

The Irish Universities Chemistry Research Colloquium is run under the aegis of the(opens in a new window) Institute of Chemistry of Ireland.

Organised by Professor Declan Gilheany, UCD School of Chemistry hosted the 73rd Colloquium on the 15-16th June 2022, in UCD O'Brien Centre for Science. Contact us (opens in a new window)Chem.Colloquium@ucd.ie

 Well done and Congratulations to the following prize winners

Poster Prize Winners:

Niraj Nitish Patel - UL Department of Chemical Sciences

Clara Evans - MU Department of Chemistry

Vanessa Becker - UCD School of Chemistry 

Lauren Kearney - DCU School of Chemical Sciences

Farhad Mohammed - MU Department of Chemistry

Lorna Doyle - TCD School of Chemistry 

Aidan Cregan - UCC School of Chemistry

Gallery of Poster Prize Winners

Talks Prize Winners: 

Yiming Huang - QUB School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Karolina Wojtczak - NUIG School of Chemistry

Aoife Kearney - UCC School of Chemistry

Niamh Curtin - RCSI Department of Chemistry

Sheila Fitzgerald - RCSI Department of Chemistry

Sadbh Byrne - UCD School of Chemistry

Caytlin Boylan - MU Department of Chemistry

Gallery of Talks Prize Winners

Colloquium 2022 Schedule V6

Colloquium 2022 List of Posters V3.pdf

Colloquium 2022 Talks Book of Abstracts V2

Colloquium 2022 Posters Book of Abstracts

We would like to thank our generous sponsors:

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Plenary Speaker

The Plenary Speaker will be Dr Matthew O. Kitching, Durham University.

He is presently Royal Society University Research Fellow at Durham, having been briefly at Dublin City University. He came to prominence last year with the first “Enantioselective Synthesis of Ammonium Cations” (Science, 2021), which was achieved via a supramolecular recognition process that allowed a thermodynamically driven adductive crystallization. This year, with his colleague Mark A, Walsh, he has in prospect a sensational publication on “A Potentially Limitless Chiral Pool via Conglomerate Crystallisation: Unidentified Spontaneous Resolution in the CSD” (ChemRxiv Preprint, 2022). By conducting a manual search of the CSD, they compiled and curated a list of over 1,700 chiral species capable of conglomerate crystallisation.

PhD Student Eligibility

Change of Philosophy for the Colloquium 2022

Since this will be the first full face-to-face meeting of chemists on the Island since the Covid pandemic, we are changing the rules to celebrate. All final year PhD students are welcome to present their research. Thus there will be no upper limit on the number of speakers from any Institution. To achieve this there will be multiple parallel sessions and a poster session and combined reception.

All final year chemistry PhD students on the Island of Ireland are invited to give a 20-minute seminar (15 min talk + 5 min questions) on their research work. Additionally, any chemistry research student (1st-4th Yr PhD/MSc) may present a Poster (size A1). There will be Prizes for Talks and Posters. There will be multiple parallel seminars on both days and one Poster session with an associated hot food and drinks reception in the early evening of 15th June (6-8 pm). Prior to A Plenary Lecture by Dr Matthew O. Kitching, Durham University. Outline program below (Final program will be published here as soon as it is available). 

 There is no upper limit on the number of speakers / posters from any Institution.

Talk and Poster Abstracts Deadline: 1st June 2022 (close of business)

Email Abstracts as pdf to (opens in a new window)Chem.Colloquium@ucd.ie

Use the Word Template (click here) for the Abstract and then covert it to pdf. Abstracts must include, as well as the Supervisor / Principal Investigator, all other persons contributing to the work with the presenter’s name underlined.

Name the pdf for Talk as: Givenname_Surname_Talk.pdf

Name the pdf for Poster as: Givenname_Surname_Poster.pdf

Registration fee: €40 per person, which covers tea/coffee on both days and the hot food reception on evening of 15th June.

Note: Accommodation is not included in the Registration Fee. Accommodation is available in the UCD Village Complex €85 per night. This must be booked separately by contacting the UCD Village Complex (opens in a new window)here Note that this is one-time booking link, make sure you really want the room because you cannot change it once the booking is made.  

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