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October 2006


  • CSCB researcher Dr Marc Devocelle awarded Servier ScholarshipPhoto of Dr Marc Devocelle receiving the Servier Scholarship from Mr Christian Bazantay, Secretary General Servier Laboratories
    Dr Marc Devocelle from the RCSI was awarded the Servier Scholarship for Medical Research for his research on new anti-thrombotic agents for treating and preventing cardiovascular diseases and his projects on novel anti-infective and anti-cancer agents.
    (Posted: October 26 2006)







September 2006


  • CSCB presents at the UCD Conway Festival of Research
    Photo of PhD students Helen Webb and Sihong Chen
  • Postgraduate students Helen Webb and Sihong Chen gave talks at the festival and CSCB researchers presented posters on topics including new ligands for asymmetric catalysis and novel titanocene anti-cancer drugs.
    (Posted: September 29 2006)








  • CSCB NEWS Issue 3 (pdf)CSCB NEWS Issue 3
    The September issue of the CSCB newsletter is now published. It includes information on recent and upcoming events, research highlights and media stories as well as an update on the Science@CSCB outreach programme.
    (Posted: September 01 2006)


  • Science@CSCB - First year undergraduates visit thPhoto of visiting first  year studentse CSCB
    Tuesday August 29 saw a group of first year undergraduate students visit the CSCB as part of their campus orientation programme. The aim of the visit was to give them an insight into the research workcarried out at the CSCB and to impress on them the variety of career options open to science graduates in Ireland.
    (Posted: September 01 2006)


August 2006


  • NO better way to discover potential new drugs Photo of Dr Celine Marmion
    A research team led by CSCB researcher Dr Celine Marmion from the RCSI

    aims to develop a new class of metal-based anti-cancer agents beyond those currently in use.
    (Posted: August 18 2006)


  • CSCB awarded RDS Science Live Demonstration Lecture bursariesRDS logo
    Dr Annette Byrne, Senior Research Fellow with the CSCB and UCD Conway Institute, and Dr Orla Donoghue, CSCB Communications Officer, were awarded RDS Science Live Demonstration Lecture bursaries. UCD has a long tradition of participation in this lecture series and this year received three of the twenty bursaries awarded.
    (Posted: August 18 2006)


  • Latest research showcased at TCD Photo of Professor Thorri Gunnlaugsson
    Logic gates, DNA probes, nanotechnology and even surrealist art featured at a 'Fun Day of Chemistry' in the School of Chemistry Trinity College Dublin on July 25 2006.
    (Posted: August 1 2006)



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May 2006


  • From bench to business - A campus company with catalysts for successPhoto of Dr Brian Kelly and Dr Declan Gilheany

    Campus spin-off company Celtic Catalysts has successfully realised the commercial potential of novel synthetic strategies developed within the UCD School of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. The company has developed new chiral catalysts, which can be scaled up efficiently for industrial use.
    (Posted: May 17 2006)

  • Understanding the role of free radicals in thrombosis coPhoto of Dr Marc Devocelle and Professor Kevin Nolanuld lead to new therapy

    Anthranilic hydroxamic acid (AHA) derivatives synthesised by Dr Marc Devocelle, Professor Kevin Nolan and Professor Des Fitzgerald have shown significant biological activity in inhibiting the free radical activity that can contribute to cardiovascular diseases.
    (Posted: May 12 2006)

  • CSCB awards €960,000 in PhD studentships to UCD researchersPhoto of UCD CSCB Building

    The CSCB has awarded PhD studentships to fund the work of 12 UCD PhD students. The range of projects covered aims towards discovering new therapeutic agents for a range of diseases and improving our understanding of the chemical-biological processes of life and the environment.
    (Posted: May 5 2006)


April 2006

  • Science@CSCB - Changing minds about sciencePhoto of Students at CSCB Workshop

    As part of the Science@CSCB outreach programme, 15 students from seven second-level schools around Dublin participated in a half-day workshop at the centre. The visitors enjoyed a tour of the facilities, a “hands-on” lab session, and a taster lecture on chemistry and chemical biology.
    (Posted: April 28 2006)

  • CSCB research at the RCSI Annual Research DayPhoto of RCSI Research Day

    The RCSI research day on April 19 showcased the work of CSCB investigators Professor Kevin Nolan, Dr Celine Marmion, Dr Mauro Adamo and Dr Marc Devocelle though oral and poster presentations by postgraduate and undergraduate students.
    (Posted: April 27 2006)





March 2006


  • 7th Annual Symposium on Supramolecular Chemistry in IrelandPhoto of some of the speakers and organisers from the symposium
    Over 100 visitors including academics, postdoctoral scientists and postgraduate scientists attended the 7th Annual Symposium on Supramolecular Chemistry in Ireland which was sponsored by the CSCB and held in Trinity College Dublin on March 31.
    (Posted: March 31 2006)

  • Naked-eye sensors detect biologically important anionsPhoto of Dr Paul Kruger and Professor Thorri Gunnlaugsson

    New naked-eye colorimetric anion sensors developed by Professor Thorri Gunnlaugsson and Dr Paul Kruger, CSCB researchers at Trinity College Dublin, have potential for checking water quality and detecting the presence of anions in biological samples.
    (Posted: March 29 2006)

  • 125 second level students visit UCD CSCB buildingPhoto of Students from St Louis High School Rathmines at CSCB

    Guided tours of the CSCB building were given as part of UCD Open Days on March 15 and 16. A total of 125 students, who were all interested in finding out about the science degrees on offer at UCD, attended tours and demonstrations over the two days.
    (Posted: March 16 2006)

  • AccesScience ’06 unravels scientific research

    Stephen Nolan, of UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science and Conway Integrative Biology, was the winner of the AccesScience ’06 final held in O’Reilly Hall on March 7, where six postgraduate students rose to the challenge of explaining their work without using scientific jargon.
    (Posted: March 8 2006)



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