Gary gave his first talk at an international conference in New Orleans earlier this week. He presented some of his latest results at the 28th International Carbohydrate Symposium on Monday afternoon. The symposium took place from the 17th to the 21st of July, and featured talks from many of the world’s leading carbohydrate research community. Some of our personal highlights from the many excellent talks included those by Prof Ben Davis (Oxford), Prof Carolyn Bertozzi (Stanford), Prof Laura Kiessling (Wisconsin-Madison) and Prof Geert-Jan Boons (CCRC Georgia). In the evenings, Gary and Eoghan also managed to take in some excellent music in the home of jazz in the company of other conference participants.
Avene presented a poster on her research at the 1st Medicinal Chemistry Ireland Conference in TCD yesterday. In addition our collaborator Carmen Galan presented some of our joint work during her talk at the meeting. Other speakers included Prof Francesco Peri (Milan), Dr Simon MacDonald (GSK), Prof Lopez-Rodriguez (Madrid), Dr Andrea Brancale (Cardiff), Dr Pascale Clement (Catalent Pharma Solutions) and Prof Mary Meegan (TCD Pharmacy). There was an excellent poster session with contributions from all around Ireland and beyond. The meeting brought many of the researchers in Ireland working in Medicinal Chemistry together to discuss their latest results. Our congratulations to Prof Isabel Rozas and the rest of the Organizing Committee. We look forward to attending the ‘2nd’ in due course.
Following the successful completion of his SFI/MarieCurie COFUND-funded position as a Starting Investigator under the SFI-SIRG programme, from today onward Eoghan is employed by UCD in a permanent capacity as a College Lecturer (Assistant Professor). Eoghan thanks his mentors Prof Declan Gilheany and Prof Varinder Aggarwal FRS for their support and advice in his career to-date. He counts himself fortunate to have such good colleagues, co-workers, collaborators and an excellent research group to work with.