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

Bernal Institute Seminar Series – Professor Jeff Punch UL

Friday, 30 September 2022 12:00

In-person event – venue MSG-024/25, Bernal Institute. Tea/Coffee available in MSSi Social Space from 11h45   Data Centres: A Whole Lot of Hot Air ABSTRACT There are currently more than 70 data centres in Ireland, and these are responsible for approximately 14% of national electricity consumption. This figure is forecast to exceed 25% by 2030, prompting concerns about sustainability of supply. This seminar will focus on the challenges associated with the thermal management of data centr...

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Bernal Institute Seminar Series – Professor David Brayden, University College Dublin (UCD)

Tuesday, 06 September 2022 12:00

In-person event – venue MSG-024/25, Bernal Institute. Tea/Coffee available in MSSi Social Space from 11h45   Oral administration of peptides – they said it couldn’t be done ABSTRACT These are exciting times for efforts to administer large molecules by the oral route, with two recent notable FDA approvals for peptides formulated in capsules or tablets for systemic delivery, plus numerous peptides in trials for local delivery to the large intestine to treat IBD. Lest we get too carr...

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Bernal Institute Seminar Series – Professor Volker L. Deringer University of Oxford United Kingdom

Monday, 27 2022 12:00

In-person event – venue MSG-024/25, Bernal Institute. On-line via MS Teams Machine-learning-driven Advances in Modelling Amorphous Materials ABSTRACT Understanding the links between structures and properties of materials is an important research challenge.  Molecular-dynamics simulations based on density-functional theory (DFT) have played important roles in this but are typically limited to system sizes of a few hundred atoms. Machine learning (ML) based interatomic potential models are...

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MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunities webinar

Tuesday June 21 2022 14:00

Are you interested in international research opportunities? On 21 June a webinar will take place to present the opportunities that the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme presents for researchers working on collaborations between Ireland and France. The event will feature presentations the French and Irish national contact points for the MSCA, Eugenia Shadlova of the French Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation and by Dr. Yvonne Halpin of the Irish Universities Associat...

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Bernal Institute Seminar Series – Dr Rainer Groh & Dr Jiajia Shen Bristol Composites Institute

Friday, 08 July 2022 12:00

In-person event – venue MSG-024/25, Bernal Institute. On-line via MS Teams Bioinspired Manufacturing of Non-Euclidean Morphologies using Tow-steered Composites ABSTRACT High-value manufacturing processes for engineering materials used in the aerospace, automotive, and wind energy sectors generally attempt to minimise process-induced residual stresses. These residual stresses occur, for example, in the quenching of metals or during the curing process of layered fibre-reinforced plastics. Na...

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Bernal Institute Seminar Series – Prof. John M. Woodley DTU Chemical Engineering Denmark

Friday, 17 June 2022 12:00

Modelling Biocatalytic Processes to Accelerate Industrial Implementation ABSTRACT Biocatalysis has developed enormously in recent years and today represents an important method for the sustainable synthesis and production of many new compounds. Nevertheless, in most cases, successful industrial implementation requires significant biocatalyst and process development [1]. Modelling is a particularly powerful tool to guide us through the various stages of development required, and in this prese...

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Bernal Institute Seminar Series – Dr Ning Liu, Department of Physics, UL

Friday, 03 June 2022 12:00

In-person event – venue MSG-024/25, Bernal Institute Light-matter Interactions at the Semiconductor-insulator-metal Interface ABSTRACT Integrated photonics offer extraordinary promise for a completely new method for communication and computation, with a speed 100 times faster than electron-based technology. Silicon-based integrated photonics (SIPs), due to their compatibility with well-developed micro(nano)fabrication techniques and high refractive index contract, play a dominating role in ...

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ULCan Seminar Series – Prof. Jacintha O’Sullivan, Trinity College Dublin

Wednesday, 01 June, 13:00

Presentation Title, \"Searching for novel radiosensitisers to act on the gastrointestinal tumour microenvironment\" Speaker Profile Prof. Jacintha O\'Sullivan is a Professor in Translational Oncology, based at the Trinity Translational Medicine Institute (TTMI), Trinity College Dublin, St. James’s Hospital. She is the Director of the MSc in Translational Oncology, the Education lead for the Trinity, St. James’s Cancer Institute. She is internationally recognised in the area of translati...

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Bernal Institute Seminar Series – Prof. Suresh C. Pillai, Atlantic Technological University, Sligo

Friday, 20 May 2022 12:00

In-person event – venue MSG-024/25, Bernal Institute Lab to Marketplace: Process of Innovation Development In the past few years, there is a growing demand on innovation leading to economic activities in all areas of science and technology. The major aspect of innovation development includes close association with various multi-disciplinary areas in science, engineering, technology, business and social sciences. This talk aims to address the differences in Invention and Innovation, various t...

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Bernal Institute Seminar Series – Bernal Chair in Process Engineering Prof. Vivek Ranade

Friday, 13 May 2022 12:00

Multiphase Reactors & Process Intensification:  Crystallisation Using Fluidic Devices ABSTRACT During this presentation, Vivek will discuss key drivers of next generation process engineering and will introduce the Multiphase Reactors and Process Intensification group at Bernal. For illustrating the overall approach of the group, their work on crystallisation will be presented.  Crystallisation is an important unit operation for separation and purification of solid products.  Nearly ha...

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ULCan Seminar Series – Prof Leif A. Eriksson, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Wednesday, 04 May, 13:00

Presentation Title, \"Curing mice with Glioblastoma\" Speaker Profile B.Sc. in Chemistry at Stockholm University 1988 followed by PhD in Quantum Chemistry at Uppsala University 1992 and a year as postdoc with Russ Boyd at Dalhousie University, Canada. Following positions at Stockholm, Uppsala and Örebro University (Sweden), he came to NUI Galway in 2009 as professor of theoretical biophysical chemistry, and in 2011 moved to his current position at University of Gothenburg. With over 300 r...

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Bernal Institute Seminar Series – Dr Ted Vaughan, National University of Ireland, Galway

Friday, 06 May 2022 12:00

Computational Mechanics of Biodegradable Materials for Medical Implant Applications ABSTRACT Biodegradable materials have the potential to form the basis for the next generation of vascular and orthopaedic medical implants as they reduce the need for revision/removal surgeries and avoid certain biocompatibility issues associated with conventional permanent implants. While both polymer- and metal-based biodegradable materials have been developed, several issues relating to poor mechanical per...

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Bernal Institute Seminar Series – Professor Anne Marie Healy TCD

Friday, 29 April 2022 12:00

The Amorphous State – Friend or Foe of the Formulation Scientist? ABSTRACT The amorphous form is a disordered, high-energy form, compared to the crystalline counterpart.  Amorphous materials are of interest in pharmaceutical formulations since they frequently have favourable biopharmaceutical properties such as enhanced solubility and dissolution. The amorphous state is energetically unstable however and can transform back to the crystalline phase. Different unit processes, such as sp...

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AStruM, Advanced Structured Materials 2022 – Towards a Circular Economy

Tuesday, 26 April 9:15-16:00

Bernal Research Day AStruM Advanced Structured Materials 2022 – Towards a Circular Economy Bernal activities 08:00 – 08:30 (AD Foyer) Registration & Coffee – Analog Devices Building, Ground Floor Foyer 08:30 – 08:35 (AD2-010) Opening address - Professor Luuk van der Wielen, Director, Bernal Institute. 08:35 – 10:20 (AD2-010) Thesis in 3 Competition – MC: Dr. Sarah Guerin, Department of Physics and Bernal Institute, University of Limerick. ...

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Bernal Institute Seminar Series – Professor Anne Marie Healy TCD

Friday, 29 April 2022 12:00

The Amorphous State – Friend or Foe of the Formulation Scientist? ABSTRACT The amorphous form is a disordered, high-energy form, compared to the crystalline counterpart.  Amorphous materials are of interest in pharmaceutical formulations since they frequently have favourable biopharmaceutical properties such as enhanced solubility and dissolution. The amorphous state is energetically unstable however and can transform back to the crystalline phase. Different unit processes, such as sp...

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Bernal Institute Seminar Series – Professor Kevin Nolan, UCD

Friday, 29 April 2022 12:00

 The Fluid Dynamics of Keyhole Surgery and the Risks to Theatre Staff ABSTRACT The COVID-19 Pandemic has brought the respiratory risks associated with aerosol and airborne droplets into sharp focus. In the context of healthcare, many interventions classed as aerosol generating procedures, were cancelled, or postponed as the loss of medical staff was deemed unacceptable. Surgery was affected, particularly keyhole or laparoscopic surgery. This type of surgery creates an operative volume, pneu...

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Bernal Institute Seminar Series – Dr Hugh Geaney, Department of Chemical Sciences

Friday, 08 April 2022 12:00

  On-line via MS Teams Click here to join the meeting Live event – venue MSG-024/25 (MSSI Building), Bernal Institute. Nanostructure Induced Lithiophilicity for Li-metal Anodes ABSTRACT The search for sustainable and application tailored energy storage technologies is the most urgent scientific challenge of our age. Energy storage is critical at scales ranging from handheld devices to electric vehicles and stationary storage. Li-ion batteries remain the powerhouse of current ene...

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Bernal Institute Seminar Series – Dr Sarah Guerin, Department of Physics

Friday, 25 March 2022 12:00

  On-line via MS Teams Click here to join the meeting Live event – venue MSG-024/25 (MSSI Building), Bernal Institute. Pb-FREE: The Hunt for Super-Piezoelectric Organic Crystal Assemblies ABSTRACT Billions of piezoelectric sensors are produced every year, improving the efficiency of many current and emerging technologies. By interconverting electrical and mechanical energy they enable medical device, infrastructure, automotive and aerospace industries, but with a huge environmental c...

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Bernal Institute Seminar Series – Dr Wouter van Winden, Royal DSM Company

Friday, 11 March 2022 12:00

Technology Innovation in Bioprocessing: The Industry Perspective ABSTRACT The bioprocessing industry is a well-established industry for the manufacturing of specialty chemicals and (bio)pharmaceuticals, food ingredients, detergent enzymes and more recently, chemical building blocks and fuel components. While conventionally based essentially on renewable biobased feedstocks, the industry has gone through several radical transformations. These are due to advances in modern biology, increasing ...

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Bernal Institute Seminar Series – Dr Tadhg Kennedy, Department of Chemical Sciences

Friday, 04 March 2022 12:00

Development of High-Capacity Anodes for Rechargeable Alkali Metal Batteries using Nanostructured Alloying Materials ABSTRACT Alkali metal alloying materials such as Si, Ge and Sn have emerged as the forerunners to replace the current, relatively low-capacity carbonaceous based Li-ion battery anodes. Furthermore, they have applications in more sustainable alternatives to Li-ion technology such as Na-ion and K-ion batteries. Since the initial report of binder-free nanowire electrodes, a vas...

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ULCan Seminar Series – Prof Anthony Letai Dana Farber/ Harvard Cancer Institute

Wednesday, 02 March, 13:00

Presentation Title, Constructing therapies for cancer patients by measuring mitochondrial apoptotic signaling Speaker Profile Anthony Letai received his MD and PhD at the University of Chicago, completing clinical training in Hematology and Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, after a post-doc with Stanley Korsmeyer.  Since 2004 Dr. Letai has run a laboratory at Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to study how apoptosis can be evaded by cancer cells. Key to these stud...

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Bernal Institute Seminar Series – Prof. Daniel Granato

Friday, 25 February 2022 12:00

From Scientific Concepts to Public Health:  Innovations in Food Science and Technology ABSTRACT Functional foods can be scientifically defined as those that have a potentially positive effect on health beyond basic nutrition, helping the promotion of optimal health conditions and reducing the risk of non-communicable diseases. However, in some countries, the definition is supported by a regulatory framework that sets basic principles for commercialisation and obtaining a health claim. Con...

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Bernal Institute Seminar Series – Dr Eoghan Cunnane

Friday, 18 February 2022 12:00

Characterising Biological Tissues for the Development of Medical Devices, Regenerative Therapies, Diagnostics and In Vitro Organ Models  ABSTRACT The term biological tissue refers to the organisational level between a group of cells and a complete organ. Such tissue is comprised of numerous large molecules that combine to support the resident cells, while also containing numerous small molecules that influence cellular processes. This presentation describes how the characterisation of vas...

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Bernal Institute Seminar Series – Dr Sarah Hudson and Dr Stanislas Helle

Friday, 04 February 2022 12:00

Presentation 1 (12h00-12h40) – Dr Sarah Hudson Developing Challenging Molecules into Medicines: From Poorly Water Soluble Small Molecules to Peptides and Proteins Presentation 2 (12h40-13h00) – Dr Stanislas Helle Proteomics Analysis by Mass Spectrometry, Its Application in Plant Biology and Biopharmaceutical Research ABSTRACT - Presentation 1 It is well known that the drug discovery and development timeline is long, arduous and expensive. Many potential therapeutic molecules fail at the...

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ULCan Seminar Series – Prof Fran Balkwill, Cancer Research UK Barts Centre

Wednesday, 09 February, 13:00

Presentation Title, Understanding and targeting the tumour microenvironment of high-grade serous ovarian cancer Speaker Profile Frances Balkwill is Professor of Cancer Biology at Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London. She is especially interested in translating knowledge of cancer biology into new biological treatments for cancer. Much of her work focuses on the tumour microenvironment of ovarian cancer. After publishing a multi-level profile of the human ovarian cancer micr...

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How the Agile Innovation Fund helped Irish Medtech Company 2021 – Serosep

Thursday, 13 January 2022 10:00

This webinar will provide facts, testimonials and an opportunity to network and ask questions in the Q&A session. The Agile Innovation Fund supports the development of new or substantially improved products, services or processes, where the total project cost is less than €300,000. Emma Morgan and David Clancy from Serosep Ltd. will discuss how and why they engaged with Padraig Doolan from Enterprise Ireland to process the application for the Agile Innovation Fund; and how o...

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Bernal Institute Seminar Series – Dr Luis Padrela and Dr Karthik Ramaswamy

Friday, 26 November 2021 12:00

Presentation 1 (12h00-12h40) – Dr Luis Padrela From Batch to Continuous – New Opportunities for Supercritical CO2 Technology in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Presentation 2 (12h40-13h00) – Dr Karthik Ramaswamy Through-thickness Reinforced Composite-metal Joining Technology ABSTRACT – Presentation 1 Poor solubility and bioavailability of new chemical entities is a major challenge that keeps plaguing the pharmaceutical industry and jeopardizes their way to the market. Over th...

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Bernal Institute Seminar Series – Professor Molecular Engineering Department of Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, David Fairen-Jimenez

Friday, 19 November 2021 12:00

PRESENTATION TITLE Materials Discovery and Molecular Engineering of Porous Materials The building-block approach to the synthesis of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) has opened the possibility to synthesise a virtually infinite number of these materials. This creates exciting opportunities, but also raises the question of how to identify and classify MOFs among the plethora of existing crystal structures. At the same time, experimental trial-and-error discovery of MOFs is not fast enough and ...

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Lunch & Learn seminar series, Presenter Dr Brian Carson Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences and National Centre for Exercise is Medicine UL

Wednesday 24 November 13:00

Presenter Dr Brian Carson Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences and National Centre for Exercise is Medicine, UL The title of this webinar is: The Molecular Basis of Recovery from Exercise ABSTRACT In this presentation, Dr Carson will discuss how our muscles adapt at the molecular level in response to a single bout of exercise and a period of training, and how this links to our health and performance. ABOUT THE PRESENTER Dr Brian Carson is a Senior Lecturer in Exercise ...

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ULCan Seminar Series – Presenter Dr Andreas Grabrucker, University of Limerick

Friday, 19 November, 13:00

Presentation Title Novel polymers and polymeric nanoparticles for glioblastoma targeted drug delivery Speaker Profile Dr Grabrucker received his MSc in Biology with a focus on human and animal genetics in 2005 from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany. From 2005 to 2009, he investigated the molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity in his doctoral work at Ulm University, Germany. After receiving his PhD in molecular medicine, he continued his neuroscientific research in the U...

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PMTC Knowledge Day

Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Improving Productivity Through Research in Advanced Technology Solutions PMTC are delighted to have Keynote addresses from Deirdre Glenn, Enterprise Ireland discussing Innovation Landscapes; Sergio Fernadez Ceballos, EI will be highlighting substainability in Horizon Europe.  Proessorf Niall McKeown, Iconology, will be presenting on Digital Transformation. Highlights include: PMTC Cleaning Research & CFD Industry Challenges with PMTC’s Dr Rabah Mouras and Dr Orest Shardt, PI; Followed...

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Bernal Institute Seminar Series – Dr Marco Franzoni

Friday, 12 November 2021 12:00

PRESENTATION TITLE The Role of Biomechanics in Tissue Growth and Homeostasis ABSTRACT In biology, homeostasis is the state of steady internal physical and chemical conditions maintained by living systems. Mechanical forces are a major player in regulating the development, homeostasis, and remodelling of the biological tissues that compose an organism. In-vitro and ex-vivo approaches are essential to investigate the effects of specific mechanical cues in activating specific biological resp...

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Bernal Institute Seminar Series – Dr Sarah Guerin and Dr Matthias Vandichel, Bernal Institute

Friday, 05 November 2021 12:00

VIRTUAL PRESENTATION BY  Dr Sarah Guerin and Dr Matthias Vandichel Bernal Institute ABSTRACT – Presentation 1 Electrocatalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction (OER) are indispensable for water-splitting systems in producing hydrogen (HER) and other energy storage chemicals from excess renewable energy. The development and understanding of various heterogeneous electrocatalyst systems will be necessary to reach sustainable development goals. In this talk, recent computational electroca...

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Navigating Horizon Europe

Thursday 04 October 2021 11:00

Horizon Europe (HE) is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation with a budget of €95.5 billion. It tackles climate change, helps to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and boosts the EU’s competitiveness and growth. The programme facilitates EU collaboration and strengthens the impact of research and innovation in developing, supporting and implementing EU policies while tackling global challenges. Enterprise Ireland believes there is a significant opportunit...

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Bernal Institute Seminar Series – Professor Steve Eichhorn Bristol Composites Institute & Department of Aerospace Engineering University of Bristol

Friday, 29 October 2021 12:00

VIRTUAL PRESENTATION BY Professor Steve Eichhorn Bristol Composites Institute & Department of Aerospace Engineering University of Bristol ABSTRACT This talk will focus on work done by Professor Eichhorn and his research group over the years to understand the physical properties of cellulose. Starting from developing techniques to follow the molecular deformation of cellulose fibres using Raman spectroscopy, it will be shown how this technique can yield useful information about composi...

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Bernal Institute Seminar Series – Dr Virag Sharma and Dr Marcus O’Mahony, University of Limerick

Friday, 22 October 2021 12:00

VIRTUAL PRESENTATION BY Presentation 1 (12h00-12h40) – Dr Virag Sharma Harnessing the Potential of Comparative Genomics to Discover Compensatory Mechanisms for Disease Prevention and Treatment Presentation 2 (12h40-13h00) – Dr Marcus O’Mahony Putting Data Analytics to Use Across Pharma and Biopharma Manufacturing – from Good Practices to Impactful Use Cases ABSTRACT – Presentation 1 Comparative analysis of a set of genome sequences, also known as comparative genomics, a...

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Bernal Institute Seminar Series – Dr Giovanni Zucco and Dr Ryan Arevalo, University of Limerick

Friday, 15 October 2021 12:00

VIRTUAL PRESENTATION BY Dr Giovanni Zucco and Dr Ryan Arevalo School of Engineering & Department of Chemical Sciences University of Limerick ABSTRACT – Presentation 1 The geometrically nonlinear behaviour of thin-walled aircraft structures is crucial in the design procedure. Many of these structures exhibit a certain degree of symmetry, which plays an integral role in their elastic post-buckling analysis. In this presentation, a new asymptotic method for tracing the geometrically no...

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ULCan Seminar Series – Presenter Professor Kevin Prise, Queen’s University Belfast, Topic: New Advances in Proton Therapy and the Underpinning Radiobiology

Friday, 08 October, 13:00

Speaker:   Presenter Professor Kevin Prise, Queen\'s University Belfast, Topic: New Advances in Proton Therapy and the Underpinning Radiobiology Speaker Profile  Kevin Prise is Professor of Radiation Biology, at the Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research, Queen’s University Belfast. He has developed wide-ranging interests in radiation biology including research on low dose radiation risk, radiation quality, cell and tissue signalling mechanisms. His recent work, at Queen’...

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Bernal Institute Seminar Series – Professor Bernhard A. Schrefler University of Padova, Italy IAS-TUM, Munich Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, TX

Friday, 08 October 2021 12:00

VIRTUAL PRESENTATION BY Bernhard A. Schrefler University of Padova, Italy IAS-TUM, Munich Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, TX ABSTRACT Computational Transport Oncophysics [1] provides the computational tools which, together with imaging, analysis and quantification, will contribute to rationalize the delivery of therapeutic agents and to evaluate their efficiency, forming an oncophysical modeling framework. This framework should comprise a tumor growth model within the loca...

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Bernal Institute Seminar Series – Professor Ursel Bangert and Dr Shahrzad Daghighi

Friday, 17 September 2021 12:00

VIRTUAL PRESENTATION BY Professor Ursel Bangert and Dr Shahrzad Daghighi Bernal Institute  PRESENTATION TITLE Professor Ursel Bangert Atomic Scale Imaging and Spectroscopy:  Revelation of Atom Configuration, Dynamics and Collective Electron Motion By using atomic resolution transmission electron microscopy supported by image simulation and atomic-scale spectroscopy, sites and behaviour of single atoms as well as collective electron motion around these, can be revealed. This hugely he...

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Bernal Institute Seminar Series – Professor Edmond Magner and Dr Malgorzata Tecza

Friday, 24 September 2021 12:00

VIRTUAL PRESENTATION BY Edmond Magner and Dr Malgorzata Tecza Bernal Institute   ABSTRACT – Presentation 1 Electrochemistry forms the basis for a wide range of applications, examples include sensors, batteries and fuel cells. This presentation will focus on recent work on the use of electrochemical methods to prepare and characterise supports for use in biocatalysis, biofuel cells and devices for the controlled delivery of pharmaceutical materials. The underlying premise in this ...

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Bernal Institute Seminar Series – Professor Jacques Huyghe and Dr Kyriaki Koupepidou

Friday, 01 October 2021 12:00

VIRTUAL PRESENTATION BY Professor Jacques Huyghe and Dr Kyriaki Koupepidou Bernal Institute   ABSTRACT – Presentation 1 Biomedical engineers face porous media with very low stiffness, high osmolarity and extremely large deformations. Examples are superabsorbent hydrogels and living cells. Volume strains above 1000% strain are commonplace in diapers, female pads and growth plates. The strong nonlinearities of large deformation formulations of poromechanics hamper the use of analyt...

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ULCan Seminar Series – Delivery of Nanoparticles across the Blood-Brain Barrier for the Treatment of Invasive Glioblastoma

Friday, 17 September, 13:00

Speaker:   Dr John Mulvihill, University of Limerick Speaker Profile  Dr Mulvihill is a Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Limerick. He was a Marie Curie fellow at Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, and Trinity College Dublin in the area of cell mechanobiology, and has worked as part of the FP7-funded (€8.7million) AMCARE project. His research focuses primarily on cellular mechanobiology and the role mechanics plays in cellular function. In particular, he ai...

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Bernal Institute Seminar Series – Professor Michael H. B. Hayes, UL

Friday, 10 September 2021 12:00

VIRTUAL PRESENTATION BY Professor Michael H. B. Hayes Department of Chemical Sciences University of Limerick Department of Chemical Sciences University of Limerick   PRESENTATION TITLE Soil Degradation – As Great an Immediate Threat as Global Warming ABSTRACT The most fertile soils of the world are under long-term cultivation (LTC), i.e. monoculture crops (for the most part maize (Zea maize) and soya beans (Glycine max)) are grown annually, or more frequently where climatic condit...

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YESBernal Coffeenar: Thermo Fisher Scientific, cork

Friday, September 03 10:00-11:00

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $17 billion and 50,000 employees in 50 countries. Their mission is to enable their customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. They help their customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Cork is their largest site in Ireland, with over 400 colleagues involved in the manufacture of AP...

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YESBernal Tea(ch) Time – AcademicLabs

Thursday, 16:00-17:00 August 19

AcademicLabs: what it can do for you We are delighted to welcome Sabyasachi Ghosh (Head of Product) from AcademicLabs to our next Tea(ch) Time. This innovative platform (https://www.academiclabs.com/) is packed full of helpful scientific information — all in one user-friendly interface. Sabyasachi will show us how to find publications, patents, projects, clinical trials, funding calls, and academic experts. For further information, please contact: yesbernal@ul.ie  ...

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YESBernal Coffeenar: Athena Swan

Friday, August 06 10:00-11:00

This virtual coffee morning will discuss initiatives that are taking place within the UL faculty of Science and Engineering to achieve Athena SWAN accreditation for the Bernal Institute. Speakers include Bernal Academic members:  Dr Andy Stewart and Dr Hugh Geaney. All are welcome to join this discussion and contribute your ideas. In a major national initiative supported by the Higher Education Authority, the Athena SWAN Charter was launched in Ireland in early 2015. Figures ...

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Mol-Nano Cluster Webinar Series – Invited Speaker Prof. Dr Jonathan De Roo (University of Basel, Switzerland)

Friday, 23 July, 10:00

The title of this webinar is: \"The surface chemistry of colloidal nanocrystals\" ABSTRACT Colloidal nanocrystals are hybrid objects in which the properties of core and surface both determine the characteristics of the entire nanocrystal. The surface is often capped by (in)organic ligands which determine colloidal stability and the physical and chemical properties. As a result, nanocrystal surface chemistry, i.e., the understanding of and control over the ligand shell, has become one of the ce...

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ULCan Seminar Series – Patient and public involvement in cancer research: what is it and why do you need to know about it

Friday, 02 July 13:00

Speakers:   Dervla Kelly: Stakeholder perspectives on cancer services in the Mid-west Jon Salsberg: What is PPI and challenges in operationalising PPI  Bandar Alamri: An example of PPI in research: researcher perspective  Ciara McNamara: Lessons learned about how to do PPI well: PPI representative perspective  Panellist Profiles Jon Salsberg, Senior Lecturer in Primary Healthcare Research – Public and Patient Involvement, University of Limerick  Dervla Kelly, Lecture...

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YESBernal Coffeenar: ‘Researchers in Motion’ by Dr Magdalena Wislocka,EURAXESS

Friday, July 2 10:00-11:00

This talk will: help researchers navigate the best job portal, offering jobs in research (https://www.euraxess.ie/ireland/jobs-funding) help researchers living in Ireland, find the best advice on career and funding opportunities If you are a non-EEA researcher in Ireland, EURAXESS Ireland can help you to understand how the visa and the work permit system works in Ireland and how to qualify for the Fast-Track Work Permit Scheme (Hosting Agreement) for scientific researchers in Irela...

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YESBernal Tea(ch) Time with Dr Vasily Lebedev, Bernal Institute

Thursday, 16:00-17:00 June 17

Powder X-ray diffraction: what it can do for you   Bernal Institute Instrument Scientist, Dr Vasily Lebedev will explore Powder XRD -  a well-known technique that allows one to perform a detailed analysis of crystalline materials and thin films.   Discussions will focus on different applications of P-XRD, quantification methods, and approaches for data processing. For further information, please contact: yesbernal@ul.ie  ...

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Lunch & Learn seminar series, Presenter Pepijn Van de Ven, Health Research Institute, University of Limerick

Wednesday 16 June 13:00

Dr Pepijn Van de Ven, Health Research Institute, University of Limerick The title of this webinar is: Is Artificial Intelligence the silver bullet, the beast to be slain, or just a very useful tool? Click here to join this webinar ABSTRACT Artificial Intelligence (AI) has made significant waves in recent years with applications in areas such as consumer devices, financial services and self-driving cars. The medical field is no exception in this regard with astonishing research advance...

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University of Limerick to host ECASIA ’21/22

Friday, 18 June 2021

Due to the travel disruptions caused by COVID-19 pandemic the physical event of 19th ECASIA is postponed until 2022. We apologise for any inconvenience. The 19th ECASIA will now be held between SUNDAY 29TH MAY – 2ND JUNE, 2022 in the historic city of Limerick, Republic of Ireland. The theme of ECASIA ‘21/22 is Surface Analyses for Advanced Manufacturing. A one-day virtual conference will be held on FRIDAY, 18 JUNE 2021 as a forerunner to the physical conference in 2022. The first half of...

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YESBernal Coffeenar: What Henkel wants – what we really, really want

Friday, June 04 10:00-11:00

We are delighted to welcome Hugh Fay – Manager Analytical Solutions Group Founded in 1876, Henkel looks back on more than 140 years of success. Henkel operates globally with a well-balanced and diversified portfolio. The company holds leading positions with its three business units - Laundry & Home Care, Beauty Care and Adhesive Technologies, with Henkel being the global leader in the adhesives market – across all industry segments worldwide. One of the major Adhesives R&D sites w...

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YESBernal Coffeenar: How to write a cv – academia vs. industry

Friday, May 7 10:00-11:00

Are you thinking of starting a career in industry? Writing a good cv is the first step,   there are hundreds of different cv templates, formats, headings, and it can be easy to lose track of what a good cv should look like. Join this YESBernal Coffeenar and learn how to tailor your cv to a job description We are delighted to welcome Elaine Kiely (Post Graduate Careers Advisor) to the YESBernal Coffeenar. Elaine works with postgraduates in UL and provides the latest information, advice...

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YESBernal Tea(ch) Time with Dr Ismail El Baggari, The Rowland Institute at Harvard and Dr Michele Conroy, Imperial College London

Thursday, 16:00-17:00 April 22, 2021

Dr. Ismail El Baggari Cryogenic STEM Visualization of Strongly Correlated Phases Scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) is highly sensitive to lattice degrees of freedom and enables tracking of lattice displacements with sub- Angstrom resolution and picometer precision. This has ushered novel visualizations and discoveries of functional atomic displacements in ferroelectric materials, magnetoelectric oxides, and 2D materials. Due to stringent stability requirements, the overwhelming ...

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IComp Network Seminar

Wednesday, 13:00-16:30 April 21, 2021

Discover new Opportunities for Composites in Wind Energy for Ireland at the IComp Network Seminar on April 21st. Bernal Chair of Composite Materials and Science Foundation Ireland Research Professor Paul Weaver, industry leaders and other academic experts from Irish Universities will share details on openings and developments in Wind Energy....

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YESBernal Coffeenar; all you need to know about travel grants

Thursday, 10:00-11:00 April 01, 2021

The pandemic has been tough, but with vaccinations rolling out, the future is looking optimistic. Researchers will once again be permitted to visit other universities; so, why not start planning now. Join Partnerships Officer for Erasmus and non-EU exchanges at UL global, Ivanna D\'Arcy, to find out all you need to know about travel grants:  the application process, eligibility and tips....

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ULCan Seminar Series – Dr James Brown

Friday, 19 March 13:00

Dr James Brown , University of Limerick The title of this webinar is: \"Restraining KATs: new therapeutics and breast cancer biomarkers\". Abstract  \"The focus of my talk, and my Oncobiology and Molecular Therapeutics Group is exploring the role of lysine acetylation in regulating genome stability, and how this can be controlled by our new targeted inhibitors as the potential next generation of therapeutics. Our fundamental research explores new roles for the lysine acetyltransfera...

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Mol-Nano Cluster Webinar Series – Invited Speaker Dr Yang Xu, University College London

Friday, 16 April 10:00

The title of this webinar is: \"Engineering the crystallinity of MoS2 for potassium-ion batteries\" ABSTRACT Two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) are being heavily studied in battery research due to their structural uniqueness and interesting electrochemical mechanisms. They undergo a two-step electrochemical process that includes an intercalation reaction and a subsequent conversion reaction, where the former uses van der Waals gaps to accommodate ions and the latter causes...

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|ULCan Seminar Series – Dr Kieran McGourty

Friday, 05 March 13:00

Dr Kieran McGourty, Bernal Institute, University of Limerick The title of this webinar is: \"The Molecular Basis of pro-Survival Signalling during Cell Quiescence\" Click here to join this webinar University of Limerick Cancer Network (ULCaN): Developing a research focused infrastructure that facilitates project design and development between multidisciplinary teams working along the ‘The Cancer Journey’ Cancer is a debilitating disease and it is a significant strain on fami...

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How to write a scientific journal paper

Friday, March 05 10am

Learn how to write a great manuscript by joining  YESBernal\'s panel discussion on Friday 05 March,  at 10am. Experienced colleagues,  Aileen Bowen Perez, PhD student, Dr Sarah Guerin and Dr Micheál Ó hAodha from the Glucksman Library at the University of Limerick will share insights, tips, and feedback on their publications. All are welcome to join! Click here to join this webinar...

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YESBernal Tea(ch) Time – “Why Chemists need a Synchrotron?”

Thursday, 16:00-17:00 11th of February, 2021

Bernal Institue Instrument Scientist Dr Vasily Lebedev will present the first edition of  YESBernal Tea(ch) Time. Vasily will present an overview of essential  Synchrotron-specific methods (e.g. XAS, anomalous XRD, GIXRD, WAXS). These methods are helpful to chemists and material scientists, e.g. in the field of battery research, in-situ characterization of catalytic processes, and analysis of thin films. In addition, Vasily will provide a description of the current funding proposals s...

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How to defend your Viva Voce online

Friday, February 05 10am

Are you worried about defending your PhD Vive Voca examination online? If so, join YESBernal\'s Coffeenar Friday, Feb 05, 10 am. Dr Gerard Downes from University of Limerick Graduate and Professional Studies will explain what to expect from a virtual Viva. Former UL PhD student Dr Barry Long will also share his online viva experience Click here to join this webinar...

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AStruM 2021

Thursday, 14 January 2021 11:30

We are delighted to announce the Bernal Institute first annual conference on advanced structured materials addressing #GlobalGoals for Sustainable Development: AStruM 2021, will take place on Wednesday, 14 January from 11:30 (GMT). Professor Eugenia Kumacheva, Chair in Advanced Polymer Materials, University of Toronto, will present “Nanocolloidal “inks” for 3D Printing of Structured Materials’ Professor Markus Antonietti, Director Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, P...

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The Maurice A. Biot Lecture Series – Prof. Jacques Huyghe, Bernal Institute.

Thursday, 10 December 10:00

The Maurice A. Biot Lecture Series -The speaker will be  Prof. Jacques Huyghe, Bernal Institute. The Maurice A. Biot Lecture was established at Columbia University in 2004 in remembrance of the late Professor Maurice Anthony Biot and his renowned achievements as an engineer, physicist, and applied mathematician. Biot was a professor of mechanics at Columbia University in the period 1937-1945. The title of this webinar is: “Poromechanics in extremely large deformation: S welling and frac...

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Mol-Nano Cluster Webinar Series – Dr Matteo Bosi, (IMEM-CNR, Parma Italy)

Friday 27 November 10:00

The speaker will be Dr Matteo Bosi, (IMEM-CNR, Parma Italy) The title of this webinar is: e-Ga2O3 polymorph: epitaxial growth, properties and applications Click here to join this webinar ABSTRACT Ga2O3 is an ultra-wide bandgap oxide (Eg>4.5 eV) of great interest for applications in power electronics, opto-electronics, UV-detection, catalysis, etc. Ga2O3 can crystallize in several polymorphs, the most common being a, b, e, with different properties and fields of applications. b-G...

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Winter Workshop on Manufacturing, Mechanics & Characterisation of Advanced Engineering Materials

26-29 January 2021

The University of Luxembourg together with the University of Limerick and the Bernal Institute will host a winter workshop on manufacturing, mechanics and characterisation of advanced engineering materials on January 26 to 29 January 2021. The workshop is in the frame of the H2020 DRIVEN European project with the aim to boost the scientific excellence and technology-transfer capacity in data-driven simulation of the University of Luxembourg. Presentation The workshop will provide the late...

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The NIBRT Vaccine Manufacturing Series – Prof. Rainer Fischer, Presidential Fellow and Research Prof., Purdue University

Friday, 13 November 14:00

The speaker will be Prof. Rainer Fischer a Presidential Fellow and Research Professor at Purdue University https://www.linkedin.com/in/trent-munro-745b38a/ The title of his webinar is: Plant and yeast derived malaria vaccines The development of recombinant antibodies and vaccines has allowed us to treat and prevent a large number of life-threatening diseases. However, as things stand in late 2020, the speed, capacity and scalability of current production systems is beginning to place li...

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Lunch & Learn seminar series, Presenter Professor Paul Murray Health Research Institute & Bernal Institute University of Limerick

Wednesday 11 November 13:00

Professor Paul Murray, Health Research Institute & Bernal Institute, University of Limerick The title of this webinar is: New Insights into the Inflamed Microenvironment of B Cell Lymphomas Click here to join this webinar ABSTRACT A subset of classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) and diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) are driven by the oncogenic Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). These tumours are typical of so-called ‘inflamed lymphomas’ having an unusual histology characterised by a ...

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Scanlon Group Electrochemistry Webinar Series – Dr F. Javier del Campo (BCMaterials: Basque center for materials, applications & nanostructures, Spain)

Monday, 09 November 12:00

The speaker will be Dr F. Javier del Campo (BCMaterials: Basque center for materials, applications & nanostructures, Spain)  https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=aOHVRAUAAAAJ&hl=en The title of this webinar is: “Self-Powered Electrochromic Biosensors: from Concept to Device”  Click here to join this webinar...

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Scanlon Group Electrochemistry Webinar Series – Dr Wojciech Nogala (Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw, Poland)

Monday, 02 November 12:00

The speaker will be Dr Wojciech Nogala (Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw, Poland)  https://scholar.google.pl/citations?user=TCJyVawAAAAJ&hl=en The title of this webinar is: “Preparation of Metallic Nanostructured Surfaces and Activity Mapping with SECM”  Click here to join this webinar...

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Find the Impossible Expand the realms of research with BD Multi-Omics

Tuesday, 20 October 13:00 to 15:00

The title of his webinar is: Find the Impossible Expand the realms of research with BD Multi-Omics Quantifying single-cell gene expression at the mRNA and protein level has the potential to reveal novel mechanisms of gene regulation, cell types and biomarkers that have been previously unappreciated. A powerful new multiomics technique, BD™ AbSeq, allows the analysis of both the transcriptome and proteome, in parallel in thousands of single cells within one assay. Together with BD Fl...

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