School of Chemistry Events

Thomas Dillon Centenary Symposium, 2nd Oct 2019

For more information check out Dillon Centenary Symposium and to register



The 2019 ROI Schools Analyst competition

Congratulations to all teams at the @RoySocChem Schools’ Analyst competition at @chemistrynuig recently. Third place went to @stflannans, 2nd to Moate Community College, and the winners are @dominicangalway. Well done!


Elizabeth Lee symposium

On the 15th of April 2019, the School of Chemistry held a mini symposium to celebrate the life and career of Elizabeth (Nellie) Lee, thanks to everyone who came and celebrated with us


Global Breakfast - IUPAC 100

Empowering Women in Chemistry: A Global Networking Event

As part of the celebration of the centenary of IUPAC in 2019, we invite you to join in a Global Women’s Breakfast. The event is titled “Empowering Women in Chemistry: A Global Networking Event”. It will be held on a single day – February 12, 2019.  

The Global Women’s Breakfast aims to assist women chemists to expand their network of contacts, both locally and internationally. Women at different stages of their individual careers can inform each other about their career progress, and together explore opportunities, in professional development and in research or teaching horizons.

So come along to room 231, School of Chemistry on the 12th of February from 10 - 11 am. Register here

NUIG heat of the RSC Schools Analyst competition May 2018

Congratulations to all the teams that participated in the NUIG heat of the RSC Schools Analyst competition held recently in the School of Chemistry. 3rd place went to St. Flannans, 2nd to Presentation Athenry and 1st to St. Josephs Patrician college. Best of luck to the finalists who will go to the final in Bangor University (UK) in June. For more photos, check out our Facebook page

Master Class: Process Development and Scale-Up in the Pharmaceutical Industry, 26 and 27 April 2018

For more info, click Masterclass in Process Development and Scale-Up


A huge congrats to our very own Dr. Patrick O'Leary who has qualified for this years Paralympics in Rio.


Kitchen Chemistry at St. Patricks day  Festival, Dublin March 2016

 Kitchen Chemistry at St. Patricks day Festival March 2016

NUIG Awards Day 2016

6th of February 2016

Congratulations to all School of Chemistry  students who received 2016 NUIG Scholarship/Awards for exceptional performance in their pre-degree examinations. Pictured below are several members of  our current 4th year class who received Scholarship/Awards. Well done to everyone.

Back row (l to ): Kiefer Ramberg, Darren Conroy, Syl Byrne. Middle row (l to r): Michael Cleary, Mohamed El-Gamati, Ellen Muldoon, Jennifer Gayer, Magdalene Eziashi. Front Row (l to r): Dr. Paul Kavanagh (lecturer), Dr. Jim Browne (President, NUI Galway), Prof. Donal Leech (Dean of Science)

Calling all budding Scientists to the 'Scientist for a day' workshop.
16th of February 2016 for children aged between 7 and 13.

For more information, click here


Masterclass in Process Development and Scale-Up, April 21 and 22 2016

For more information, click Masterclass in Process Development and Scale-Up



Tabulated below are details of the scheduled Seminars to take place or have taken place during the 2013-15 academic year. All seminars are held in the Dillon Theatre unless otherwise stated.    


Speaker Topic / Title Date
Prof. David J. Procter (University of Manchester)  New methods for target synthesis: From metal-free cross-couplings to radical cyclization cascades.  3rd of March, 2015
Dr Stephane Gerard (University of Reims) Ti-mediated approaches for the preparation of compounds of therapeutic interest. 21st October, 2013

Dr. Xianming Zhu (UCD )

Glycosyl Thiols: Preparation and Application in Carbohydrate Chemistry 16th November, 2013
Dr Celine Marmion (RCSI-Dublin) Teaching an old drug new tricks- Overcoming drawbacks associated with classical Platinum drugs as anti-cancer agents. 28th November, 2013
Dr Gerard McGlacken (UCC) Alkylation and Arylation 29th November, 2013