Bernal Events2018-11-27T18:43:01+00:00

Prof. Floor van der Hilst, Copernicus Institute, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Tuesday 25th February, 5pm, AD1-045 Analog Devices Building

Science & Engineering/ESB Visiting Lecture Series The Connection between the Land and Energy Sector in Meeting Green House Gas (GHG) Mitigation Targets: Considering Local Conditions for Meeting Global Goals (To reserve a place email: eileen.madden@ul.ie  Light refreshments will be served at 4.30pm) Abstract Meeting the GHG emission reduction targets agreed upon in Paris agreement will be an immense challenge for all countries. It requires immediate action to decarbonize the vari...

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Alexander Legant Nanoscribe GmbH Karlsruhe, Germany

Tuesday, 04 February 2020, 10h00 MSG-025 Bernal Institute

Photonic Professional GT2: Highest resolution 3D printing in research and prototyping” The achievements of the two-photon polymerization based world’s highest resolution 3D micro-printer will be presented. The device offers a defined control on the feature sizes and resolutions ranging from nanometer to micrometer scale and accessible print area of ~ cm2. Subsequently, the printed structures can be transferred into metal, semiconductors or ceramics by electro-plating or coating techniques. ...

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Dr Agnes Banreti Institute of Biology Valrose (iBV) Nice, France

Thursday, 6 February at 12h00, AD1-045/046

D-Life: The Importance of Proteome Homochirality Maintenance and Underlying Mechanisms Homochirality is one of the key principles of life. Our proteins are composed of homochiral monomers, exclusively of L-amino acids (L-AAs), while D-amino acids (D-AAs) are thought to be non-proteinogenic. This is crucial because enzymes have stereo selective binding modes and therefore, do not cooperate with proteins partially or fully consist of D-amino acids. Recent advances demonstrate that various stre...

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Bernal Institute Industry Day

Thursday, January 16, 10am to 4pm

Bernal Industry Day ‘Collaboration, Leadership and Support’   Keep up to date with the latest research in materials science, technology and R&D funding available to industry by speaking to the experts themselves at the Bernal Industry Day. Speakers include; • World leading Materials Scientists • Representatives from Europe’s Research and Development Funders, Science Foundation Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, Horizon 2020 • Keynote speech by Marcus Horan, Munster Rugby, I...

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Dr Taha Merghoub Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center USA

Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 12h00 MSG-025 Bernal Institute

Immunotherapy in Oncology and Addressing the Challenges with Combination Strategies ABSTRACT Immune checkpoint blockade (ICB) therapies, such as the ones targeting cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen-4 (CTLA-4) or programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1), have displayed durable clinical responses in various cancers and are now approved by the FDA for a growing list of cancer types. Although these new immunotherapies have had a notable effect on cancer treatment, they only benefit a limited...

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Dr Maurice N. Collins School of Engineering in Polymers and Tissue Engineering Bernal Institute and the Health Research Institute University of Limerick

Tuesday, 10 December, 12h30, MSG-024 Bernal Institute

Sustainable Carbon Materials and their Composites ABSTRACT Multifunctional nanostructured materials are finding application in a range of sectors such as energy production and storage, catalysis, sensing and biomedicine. Advanced carbon materials possess unique properties such as: high electrical conductivity, high chemical and thermal stability, low toxicity, and ease of chemical functionalisation. However, the vast majority of their synthetic routes involve petroleum based materials. This is...

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Dr John W. Nolan Advanced Nano Technologies Ltd Dublin

Friday, 13 December 2019, 11h00 - 16h00 (seminar at 11h00 followed by demonstrations) MSG-024/25 Bernal Institute

The audience will be introduced to the general area of optical spectroscopy, then specifically Raman, its theoretical underpinning and positioning in respect to other forms of optical spectroscopy, highlighting Raman’s advantages that have led to its ever-expanding utilisation in a multitude of fields. Associated Data Science techniques will also be touched upon. This will be followed by an introduction to Advanced Nano Technologies small volume-drop Raman Flipper Spectrometer, outlining the b...

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Dr Tim Bartels UK Dementia Research Institute University College London United Kingdom

Monday, 2 December, 15h00 , MSG-025 Bernal Institute

Selective Brain Region Vulnerability in Parkinson’s Disease is Governed by α-Synuclein Conformations Neuronal aggregates of alpha-synuclein (αSyn) (Lewy bodies and neurites) are a pathological hallmark of Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) and Parkinson’s disease (PD). It has recently been discovered that αSyn, a neuronal protein of unclear physiological function, normally exists in cells and brain tissue principally as α-helically folded multimers that resist pathological aggregation. It ...

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Dr Alexander Vinogradov International Laboratory of Solution Chemistry of Advanced Materials and Technologies (SCAMT) ITMO University Saint Petersburg Russia

Tuesday, 26 November, 12h00 MSG-025 Bernal Institute

Solution Chemistry Nanolithography of Optical Nanostructures ABSTRACT Solution chemistry nanolithography (inkjet printing) is a dynamically developing technology characterized by relative simplicity (in comparison with photolithography, plasma etching and some others), easy scalability and a great variety of applications (from bioprinting to inorganic metamaterials). Over the past three years, there has undoubtedly been considerable progress in the development of optical and photonic devices. ...

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Dr. Vincenzo Oliveri Lecturer, Mechanical and Space Design Engineering School of Engineering

Tuesday, November 05 12h30 MSG-024 Bernal Institute

An Efficient Analysis Method for Advanced Lightweight Structures With the increase in demand for efficient medium sized commercial aircraft, there is a requirement for faster through-put production processes for composite structures. Fibre-reinforced thermoplastic based composite systems offer excellent specific mechanical properties, particularly fracture toughness, as well as opportunities for faster through-put processing methods. In this presentation, issues related to processing large carb...

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