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ChemEd-Ireland 2016

October 22, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

The Centre for the Advancement of STEM Teaching & Learning (CASTeL) are delighted to host the 35th ChemEd-Ireland conference on Saturday 22nd October 2016, in Dublin City University. The theme of this conference is Integrating Research and Practice in Chemistry Teaching and Learning and this one-day event will include a range of presentations and practical workshops on chemistry education.

The 2016 Keynote demonstration lecture will be presented by Robert Worley, Chemistry Adviser at CLEAPSS, Brunel University Science Park, UK, entitled: In a little you can see a lot”: Variety and impact of practical microscale chemistry. See here for overview of Robert’s presentation.
See here for interesting article on Robert Worley’s work.

9:00-9:30 Registration and coffee
9:35-10:35 Keynote talk In a little you can see a lot”: Variety and impact of practical microscale chemistry,  Robert Worley,  Chemistry Adviser at CLEAPSS, Brunel University Science Park, UK
10:35-11:05 Coffee
11:05-11:40 Chemistry for Microscopy, Prof. Tia Keyes, School of Chemical Sciences, DCU
11:40-12:10 Inorganic Chemistry in Medicine, Dr. Andrew Kellett, School of Chemical Sciences, DCU
12:10-13:10 Choice of workshops*
13:10-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 Choice of Workshops*
15:00-15:30 Chemistry of Sensing, Dr. Aoife Morrin, School of Chemical Sciences, DCU
15:30-16:00 Learning resources from the RSC, Dr. John O’Donoghue, Royal Society of Chemistry in Ireland
16:00 Close of conference

*Choice of Workshop includes:

  • Microscale Chemistry, workshop lead by Robert Worley, CLEAPSS.
  • An Introduction to DNA Damage and Repair, workshop lead by Dr Andrew Kellett, DCU
  • Microplastics: What are the, where do they come from and where do they go? workshop lead by Ivan Maguire, Gillian Duffy, Fiona Regan, DCU.
  • Performing health diagnostics without needles: Aoife Morrin

Registration fee €30 and includes lunch
Reduced fee for student teachers €15.

Registration through Eventbrite here.

Parking available in multi-storey carpark accessed from Collin’s Avenue entrance

Lunch provided to all participants.

Conference closes at 4pm.

Please bring your white coat and safety glasses to participate in workshops.



Conference sponsors




October 22, 2016
9:30 am - 4:00 pm


Dublin City University