The fourth George Guilbault Symposium was hosted at Tyndall National Institute on Wednesday 11th October. This event provides an opportunity for the taught MSc students in Analytical to present their research projects over the past 6 months. It also gives the incoming class (2017/18) the opportunity to meet and interact with the class of 2016/17 and to network with industry. In total there were around 100 attendees with 63 MSc students, 19 company representatives from 10 industries and approximately 20 School of Chemistry and Tyndall staff and PhD students in attendance.
There were four industry keynote (TelLabs, ThermoFisher Scientific, Hovione and Regeneron) and 12 MSc student shortlisted presentations on the day. All the 2016/17 class (43 in total) presented posters and the Symposium culminated in an industry speed dating event. TelLabs, Eli Lilly and Johnson&Johnson sponsored the awards this year and the winners were;
George Guilbault Award – Noelle Leahy for presentation entitled “Determination of Silicone Content on Silicone Coated Silk Suture Material” sponsored by Johnson&Johnson
Best Poster Award – Cian Clarke for poster entitled “Development of Novel Liquid Metal Electronic Interconnects” sponsored by Eli Lilly
Special Peer Award – Adam Dalton for poster entitled “A HPLC-UV method for quantification of water soluble vitamins encapsulated in sodium alginate beads to be used in a novel delivery system” sponsored by TelLabs
Runner up Poster Award – John Butler for poster entitled “Development of a RP-HPLC Method for the Separation of Analgesic Compounds in River Water” sponsored by Eli Lilly
Runner up Poster Award – Janine Boertjes for poster entitled “Sample preparation methods for analysis of emerging contaminants in surface water by ion chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry” sponsored by Eli Lilly