Check out this wonderful RTE Archive of Tadhg Begley (Distinguished Professor, Derek Barton Professor in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University and 2021 ICI Boyle Higgins Gold Medal Awardee) winning the Young Scientist Award in 1973


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Check out the new logo of the ICI Division of Medicinal and Biological Chemistry!


 

31st Annual GP2A Medicinal Chemistry Conference


The Group for the Promotion of Pharmaceutical chemistry in Academia (GP2A) will hold the 31st Annual GP2A Medicinal Chemistry Conference at the School of Pharmacy, Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille – France, 23-25th August 2023.

The registration platform will open soon to submit abstracts for poster and oral presentation. The GP2A conference offers an opportunity for PhD students and early career researchers to share the stage with our invited speakers, so this year a number of abstracts will be selected for oral communication.

Further information about the conference will follow soon.

Members of the GP2A network are entitled to substantial registration discounts, so be sure to enrol as a network member prior to registration.

For more information about the GP2A network, please feel free to visit our website: www.gp2a.org

 

 

A Joint Event Hosted by the ICI Division of Medicinal and Biological Chemistry and the RSC Carbohydrate Interest Group in QUB, 21-22 Nov, 2022


The first event organized by the recently launched Medicinal and Biological Chemistry Division of the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland, jointly with the RSC Carbohydrate Interest Group took place in Queen’s University Belfast on 21-22 November 2022.

The meeting, organized by Prof Gerd Wagner (QUB), brought together over 2 days a great line of speakers with research interests in Carbohydrate and Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology from across Ireland, UK and Europe. It also featured the Dextra Award Lecture by Prof Gavin Miller (Keele University). Importantly, a dedicated Early Career Researcher session provided an opportunity for PhD students, postdocs, and early stage academics to present their research.

 

ICI Centenary Congress 2022

The ICI hosted a very special Centenary Congress in the Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin on Thursday, 17th November, 2022.
The full Congress programme may be found here: ICI Centenary Congress 2022
Pictured (front row from l to r): Professor Steven bell, Professor Carmel Breslin, Professor Tadhg Begley, Professor Grace Morgan. Pictured (back row from l to r): Professor Mike Zaworokto, Professor Paul Murphy, Professor Pat Guiry, Professor John Wenger, Professor Susan Quinn

Pictured above are five ICI Presidents (front from l to r) are Professor Celine Marmion (President from 2019-2022), Professor Derbhile Donnelly (Presdient from 1994-1996), Professor Patrick Guiry (current President), and (back from l to r) are Professor John Cassidy (President from 2017-2019) and Mr Patrick Hobbs (President from 2013-2015).

ICI Boyle Higgins Gold Medal and Lecture Award 2022

The Boyle Higgins Medal and Lecture Award, instituted in 1985, is an award for research work carried out in chemistry under the headings: (a) Pure Chemistry, (b) Applied and Industrial Chemistry or (c) Chemical Education. The award is made for an outstanding and internationally recognised research contribution to the advancement of chemistry by a chemist of any nationality working in Ireland or by an Irish chemist working overseas.

Following an open call for nominations for this prestigious award and an independent and international review process, we are delighted to let you know that Professor Grace Morgan, School of Chemistry, University College Dublin, is the recipient of the ICI Boyle Higgins’ Gold Medal and Lecture Award 2022. Professor Morgan’s profile may be found here.  Our warmest congratulations to Professor Morgan. Professor Morgan delivered an outstanding award lecture during the ICI Centenary Congress 2022.

 

Pictured: Professor Patrick Guiry (ICI President) presenting Professor Grace Morgan with her award during the ICI Centenary Congress in the Royal Irish Academy, 17th November, 2022

ICI Boyle Higgins Gold Medal and Lecture Award 2021

The Boyle Higgins Medal and Lecture Award, instituted in 1985, is an award for research work carried out in chemistry under the headings: (a) Pure Chemistry, (b) Applied and Industrial Chemistry or (c) Chemical Education. The award is made for an outstanding and internationally recognised research contribution to the advancement of chemistry by a chemist of any nationality working in Ireland or by an Irish chemist working overseas.

Following an open call for nominations for this prestigious award and an independent and international review process, 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’s profile may be found here.  Our warmest congratulations to Professor Begley. Professor Begley delivered an outstanding award lecture during the ICI Centenary Congress 2022.

 

Pictured: Professor Patrick Guiry (ICI President) presenting Professor Tadhg Begley with his award during the ICI Centenary Congress in the Royal Irish Academy, 17th November, 2022

ICI Annual Award for Chemistry (Eva Philbin Public Lecture Series) Award 2022

The Institute of Chemistry of Ireland Annual Award for Chemistry was inaugurated in 2005. Since 2007, the lectures are termed the Eva Philbin Public Lecture Series. The late Professor Eva Philbin was formerly Head of the Chemistry Department in University College Dublin and also a former President of the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland. The award is for a practising chemist, who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of chemistry and has considerably raised the profile of chemistry through both the excellence of their work and their ability to communicate in an effective and lucid manner.

Following an open call for nominations for the ICI Annual Award for Chemistry (Eva Philbin Public Lecture Series) 2021 and an independent review process, we are delighted to announce that the 2022 recipient of this award is Professor Carmel Breslin, Department of Chemistry, Maynooth University (Click here to view Professor Breslin’s profile on the MU website)

Our warmest congratulations to Professor Breslin. Professor Breslin presented an outstanding award lecture during the ICI Centenary Congress which took place in the Royal Irish Academy on the 17th November, 2022.

Pictured: Professor Patrick Guiry (ICI President) presenting Professor Carmel Breslin with her award during the ICI Centenary Congress in the Royal Irish Academy, 17th November, 2022

ICI Postgraduate Award 2022

The Institute of Chemistry of Ireland
is delighted to announce that

Niamh O’Mahoney (University College Cork)

is the 2022 recipient of the ICI Postgraduate Award.

Warmest congratulations to Niamh and to her supervisor, Dr Dara Fitzpatrick.

 

 

 

ICI Annual Award Ceremony and 73rd AGM, Wednesday, 8th June, 2022

The ICI Annual Award Ceremony and 73rd AGM are taking place in RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences on Wednesday, 8th June, 2022 commencing at 16.00 in the Albert Lecture Theatre.

The ICI Award Ceremony Programme may be found here: ICI Annual Award Ceremony 2022 Programme