We had a great lab Christmas dinner last night. Members of the McGarrigle and Gilheany groups had dinner in One Bistro on Richmond street. Thanks to Joe who was chief organiser. The McGarrigle group picture is below; the ‘serious’, ‘comedy’ and ‘smiley’ poses weren’t synchronised. Afterwards we visited some other establishments in the local area to continue the party!
Congratulations to Dionysia, who was awarded a poster prize at the CSCB Symposium last week. Dionysia’s research is funded by SFI under a CDA award to Eoghan (15/CDA/3625). The whole group attended the Centre for Synthesis & Chemical Biology’s annual symposium “Recent Advances in Synthesis & Chemical Biology XVII” which this year was held in the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin. Eoghan chaired the Eli Lily Lecture given by his former colleague Prof. Kevin Booker-Milburn from the University of Bristol. Other lectures were given by Profs. Jonathan Nitschke (Cambridge), Chris Braddock (Imperial), Ed Tate (Imperial), Helma Wennemers (ETH Zurich). It was an excellent day of science with the 5 lectures from world-leaders complemented by approx. 50 posters presented by PhD students and Postdocs. Well done to our labmate Claudio Monasterolo from the Gilheany group who also won a poster prize.