47th ICI Congress on ‘Achieving Sustainability Through Chemistry’

The 47th ICI Congress on
‘Achieving Sustainability Through Chemistry’
will be hosted by Queen’s University Belfast
on 24th October, 2023

Click ICI Congress 2023 for
programme and registration details

ICI Annual Award Ceremony and AGM

THe ICI Annual Award Ceremony and 74th Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Thursday, 29th June, 2023. Please see further details below.

Institute of Chemistry of Ireland
Annual Award Ceremony and 74th Annual General Meeting


Thursday, 29th June, 2023

at 16.00 in Theatre C (O’Connor Lecture Theatre)

Science Hub, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4

16.00-16.05 Welcome and ICI Update

Professor Patrick Guiry, ICI President

16:05-16:35 ICI Postgraduate Awardee 2023 Award Lecture
The development of Polypropylene Jerrycans for Solar Disinfection of Drinking Water: Anti-microbial Properties, Durability and  Toxicity Analysis
Kris O’Dowd, Atlantic Technological University, Sligo 
16.35-17.25 ICI Boyle Higgins Award Lecture 2023
‘Chiral Nanomaterials’
Professor Yuri Gun’ko, Trinity College Dublin 
17.25-17.30 Closing Remarks

Professor Patrick Guiry, ICI President

17.30-18.00 BREAK – Wine Reception
18.00-18.45 74th Annual General Meeting (AGM)

All ICI members are welcome to attend

9th EuChemS Congress (ECC-9), Dublin, Ireland 7-11th July, 2024

The ICI is delighted to be hosting ECC-9 which will take place in the Convention Centre in Dublin, Ireland from the 7th-11th July, 2024 inclusive.
Further details may be found here:

ICI David Brown Award 2023

This award was established in 2014 to honour Professor David Brown of University College Dublin in recognition of his enormous contribution to inorganic chemistry both nationally and internationally. Professor Brown, together with Professor Bill Davis (TCD) hosted the International Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ICCC) in UCD in 1974. With some funds remaining, Professor Brown set up what became known as the Greystones weekend meetings, which were held in the LaTouche Hotel in Greystones and later in a more formal setting, in Maynooth University, hosted by Dr Malachy McCann every three years until 2005. This was re-launched as a one day Inorganic Ireland Symposium and has been held approximately every two years since then. A highlight of this symposium is the presentation of the ICI David Brown award to a colleague who has made an outstanding contribution to inorganic chemistry.

Following an open call for nominations and an independent review process for the ICI David Brown Award 2023, we are delighted to let you know that Professor Thorfinnur (Thorri) Gunnlaugsson, School of Chemistry, Trinity College Dublin, is this year’s recipient of this highly prestigious award. Professor Gunnlaugsson’s profile may be found here.  Our warmest congratulations to Professor Gunnlaugsson. Professor Gunnlaugsson will deliver his award lecture entitled ‘Tails of two endeavours! The application of lanthanides and Ru(II) in the formation of luminescent supramolecular systems’ during the Inorganic Ireland Symposium 2023 which is being in TCD on Friday, 19th May.

ICI Division of Medicinal & Biological Chemistry Updates

Check out the ICI Division of Medicinal and Biological Chemistry section on this website for recent updates, including registration details, in relation to the following:

17th EFMC Short Course on Medicinal Chemistry
Small Molecule Protein Degraders: A New Opportunity for Drug Design and Development’

17th EFMC Short Course on Medicinal Chemistry Programme (efmcshortcourses.org)


EFMC International Symposium on Chemical Biology 

The European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology (EFMC) and the Swiss Chemical Society, Division for Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology (DMCCB) will be organising the International Symposium on Chemical Biology (EFMC-ISCB) on November 16-18, 2023 in Basel, Switzerland.


VIII SEQT Summer School (Santiago de Compostela, Spain) 

The 8th SEQT Summer School – Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology in Drug Discovery: The Pharma Perspective is an EFMC Certified School organised by the Spanish Society of Medicinal Chemistry (SEQT) and GalChimia with the aim of approaching the pharma industry to young researchers, both graduate students and post-doctoral associates, working in the chemistry and health sciences related fields. The summer school will take place in JUNE 19-21, 2023 in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Nordic-Irish Process Chemistry Forum 2023

Almac will be hosting a Nordic-Irish Process Chemistry Forum from 6 – 8 June 2023 in Belfast, on behalf of the Nordic Process Chemistry Group.

The agenda includes industry and academia. There are also opportunities for PhD students to showcase their research studies either through a “Five Minutes of Fame” presentation or a poster.

Please refer to the website here for further details.


Irish Mass Spectrometry Society (IMSS) 2023

Venue: George Moore Auditorium, UCD, Dublin
Date: 10th May 2023
Time: Full day
Tickets:  Available through the IMSS website soon.

• €1,000 bursary for best postgraduate presentation including 1st/2nd year postdoctoral speaker
• Awards for best student poster presentation

For those of you who would like to orally present at this year’s conference, or submit a poster the call is open until the 28th of February so please get in touch as soon as possible to register your interest and submit an abstract.
As always the contact address is imssconference@gmail.com and keep an eye on our website www.imss.ie for updates.


14th EFMC-YSN MedChemBioOnline Webinar ‘Successful Stories of Women in Science: Inspiring Career Paths’

The next webinar in the 14th EFMC-YSN MedChemBioOnline will be Successful Stories of Women in Science: Inspiring Career Paths”, taking place February 28 (16:30 to 18:30 CET) 

MedChemBioOnline is a series of webinars mixing science, soft-skills trainings and round table discussions. This initiative aims to meet the needs of our scientific community to continue interacting and sharing ideas and innovation, as well as providing early career scientists with opportunities to listen to outstanding scientists and expand their knowledge.

The 14th EFMC-YSN MedChemBioOnline will offer an exciting programme around the topics of “Successful Stories of Women in Science: Inspiring Career Paths”.

PROGRAMME (indicated times are CET):

  • 16:30: Welcome & Opening
  • 16:35: Addressing Underexplored Anti-infective Targets
    Prof. Anna K. H. Hirsch (Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland, Germany)
  • 17:10: Science Communication is Not Only for the Public
    Dr Élodie Chabrol (Freelance Science Communicator, France) 
  • 17:45: Round Table Discussion: “Challenges and Opportunities for Women in STEM”
    Dr Elodie Chabrol (Freelance Science Communicator, France)
    Prof. Anna K. H. Hirsch (Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutcial Research Saarland, Germany)
    Prof. Zaneta Nikolovska-Coleska (University of Michigan, United States)
    Dr Radka Snajdrova (Novartis Pharma AG, Switzerland)
    Dr Wendy Young (MPM Capital, United States)
  • 18:30: End of the Webinar

More information & registration on www.medchembio.online 


Calls are now open for the ICI Boyle Higgins Gold Medal and Lecture Award, the ICI Annual Award for Chemistry (Eva Philbin Lecture Series) and the ICI Postgraduate Award

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

Click here to access this archive