5th Symposium of the Irish Biological Inorganic Chemistry Society (IBICS)

The Irish Biological Inorganic Chemistry Society (IBICS) will host its 5th Symposium (IBICS-5) virtually on Friday, 26th November, 2021. Further details may be found here: IBIC-5 Flyer



Professor Tadhg Begley is the 2021 recipient of the ICI Boyle Higgins’ Gold Medal and Lecture Award

We are delighted to let you know that Professor Tadhg Begley, an Irish chemist, UCC alumnus, Distinguished Professor, Derek Barton Professor of Chemistry and Robert A. Welch Foundation Chair, at Texas A&M University in the US, is the recipient of the ICI Boyle Higgins’ Gold Medal and Lecture Award 2021. Professor Begley is not only an outstanding and internationally recognised leader in the field of chemical biology and natural product synthesis but he has also inspired generations of chemists both here in Ireland and indeed internationally. Our warmest congratulations to Professor Begley. We are very much hoping that Professor Begley will be able to deliver his award lecture in person in 2022.


Call for nominations for the ICI Annual Award for Chemistry (Eva Philbin Public Lecture Series) 2021 is now open

The call for nominations for this prestigious ICI award is now open.

 Further details in relation to the nomination process may be found here: Institute of Chemistry of Ireland Call for Nominations for the ICI Eva Philbin Award 2021

Deadline date for nominations: Friday, 26th November, 2021



International Chemistry Olympiad 2021

Team Ireland has achieved its best success to date in the International Chemistry Olympiad, which was held from Saturday, July 24 to Monday, August 2, 2021, with all four competing students receiving awards for the first time. Two students, Oisín Ó Feinneadha, from St. Peter’s College Secondary School, Wexford and Tong Wu, from Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co. Kildare got silver medals, placing them in the top 10-30% of Chemistry students in the world. Oscar Despard, from Sandford Park School, Ranelagh, Dublin also received a bronze medal and Aoife Morris, from St. Aloysius’ College, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork completed the extraordinary success of Team Ireland by getting an Honourable Mention award.

Warmest congratulations to theses exceptional students on not only their outstanding achievements but for also being wonderful Irish Student Ambassadors. Congratulations also to their teachers and schools and all those who supported them.  A special word of congratulations and thanks to the academic staff across five Irish Higher Education Institutions who provided expert training and support to these students.