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5th George Guilbault Symposium hosted at Tyndall

Posted on: 04 Oct 2018

5th George Guilbault Symposium hosted at Tyndall

The 5th George Guilbault Symposium was hosted at Tyndall on Wednesday 3rd October. The event brought together industry, academia and Analytical Chemistry postgraduate students. The Symposium provides an opportunity for the taught MSc students to present their research projects. It also gave the incoming class (2018/19) the opportunity to meet and interact with the class of 2017/18 and to network with industry.  Approximately 90 attendees with 53 MSc students, 23 company representatives from 10 industries and 15 School of Chemistry and Tyndall staff and PhD students were in attendance. 


Keynote Presentation by Tomas O’Riordan from Eli Lilly, Kinsale, Co. Cork

Speakers included three industry keynotes from Eli Lilly, Agilent and Janssen and 9 MSc students shortlisted presentations. This year a special Alumni session allowed the students to meet former students who have secured careers in either industry or academia.  All of the 2017/18 class presented posters and the Symposium culminated in an industry speed dating event.  Special thanks to our sponsors, Royal Society of Chemistry, Janssen, Eli Lilly and TEL Labs.

Awards Presented:

  • 2018 George Guilbault Award winner (sponsored by Janssen)

Colm Hennessy “Optimisation of SEC Analysis of Therapeutic Protein Drug Substance” Colm did his research project at Eli Lilly in Kinsale

2018 George Guilbault Award – Eric Moore, Colm Hennessy and Brenda Canty


  • Best Poster Award (sponsored by Eli Lilly)

Noel Browne “Determination of anti-inflammatory drugs in surface water by reverse phase liquid chromatography with UV detection”. Noel did his research project in the School of Chemistry

Eli Lilly Poster Award – Kevin O’Sullivan, Noel Browne and Eric Moore


  • Special Peer Award (sponsored by TEL labs)

Rickard Cahalane “A Robustness study of CHOP ELISA” Rickard did his research project at BioMarin in Ringaskiddy


  • Runner-up Poster Awards (sponsored by Eli Lilly)

Emma O’Sullivan “Capillary electrophoresis for rapid separation and detection of analgesic formulation and drug abuse” Emma did her research project in the School of Chemistry

Mohammed Abujennah “Analytical Method validation: A cleanliness test for automotive components” Mohammed did his research project at Glantreo in Cork