UCD hosted the 40th Annual Congress of the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland yesterday. Eoghan was the chairman of the organising committee and the group played a central part in running the congress smoothly. Well done everyone! We are all a bit tired today! The congress focused on Asymmetric Synthesis and had speakers (pictured right) and ca. 100 delegates from all over the island of Ireland. Talks varied from the synthesis of natural products and bioactive molecules, to the use of enzymes and catalysts in asymmetric synthesis. Gary, Nathan and Avene presented their research results in a poster during the poster session. We enjoyed this good day of science. For more details see the congress website.