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Institute of Chemistry of Ireland
Postgraduate Chemistry Research Symposium

Welcome to the inaugural Postgraduate Chemistry Research Symposium – an online chemistry event in Ireland, organised by postgraduates, for postgraduates

This event took place on 9 September 2020 on Zoom
See our Press Release about the successful event

Click the link below to see the posters that were submitted to the symposium this year.

This event is being organised by a group of volunteers from many third level institutions across the island. If your university/IT is not represented, please feel free to volunteer.

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Get involved!

Submit an abstract in order to give a talk at this year’s event, and share your results with your peers from all over Ireland.

Register to attend on Eventbrite so we know that you’re coming, and can set up poster sessions and networking opportunities to suit everyone.

There will be prizes on the day, so all the more reason to apply!

This event is for postgraduate students – so get involved!

More details about registration and attendance to follow in the coming week, so please keep up to date with the website or Eventbrite.

Want to be a sponsor?

We are looking for partners who want to sponsor prizes, give talks about careers in their company, or share skills that will support postgraduate students in their work.

A message from the ICI President

As you know, many national and international research conferences have regrettably been either postponed or cancelled as a direct result of Covid-19. This includes the 72nd Irish Universities Chemistry Colloquium which was due to take place in the University of Limerick in June 2020 and which has now also been postponed to 2021.

The annual Irish Universities Chemistry Colloquium falls under the aegis of the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland (ICI). With support from the UL Colloquium organisers, the ICI are hosting a virtual ICI Postgraduate Chemistry Research Symposium 2020 in lieu of the Colloquium this year. The goal is to provide postgraduate students across the island of Ireland with an opportunity to share and discuss their latest research findings and to afford them with an opportunity to present their research nationally. They will also be exposed to new research both within and outside their fields of study as well as networking opportunities, expanding both their knowledge and professional development. An important element of this virtual event is that the programme will be designed by, and made up of postgraduate speakers, representing the diverse and excellent range of research being conducted in Ireland.

On behalf of the Institute, I wish to acknowledge Dr Joseph Byrne (NUI Galway) and Dr Mark Kelada, the Institute’s Young Chemist Representative and ICI Council member, who are leading this initiative. They have established an excellent organizing committee comprising postgraduate scholars from HEIs across Ireland. We wish the Committee every success in organizing the Research Symposium and we hope that those who participate will enjoy a day of excellent research and networking opportunities.