The Bernal Institute, University of Limerick won four awards at the Irish Lab Awards gala ceremony which took place in The Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin on Thursday, March 05.  Launched in 2013, the Irish Lab Awards, recognise and celebrate the accomplishments of Ireland’s internationally renowned scientists in areas such as innovation, leadership, and collaboration.

Bernal Biolabs won Start-Up Laboratory of the Year

Dr Saeed Shirazian won Young Leader of the Year.  Saeed is a Post-doctoral Researcher within the Process Engineering Cluster.

Dr Luis Padrela won Laboratory Staff Member of the Year.  Luis is a Lecturer in Industrial Biochemistry within the Department of Chemical Sciences and a Researcher at the Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC).

Molecule won the Innovation of the Year Award.  Molecule are an international think tank, working in collaboration with the Bernal Crystal Engineering group to bring to market a revolutionary new material developed at Bernal which could “help solve the global water crisis” by producing water from air.