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Poster award winners WATOC2022

Iñigo, amongst the winners of the poster award over the WATOC 2020 Congress (World Association of Theoretical and Computational) being held in Vancouver!!

TCD Chemistry Education and Public Engagement Symposium 2022

The TCD Chemistry EPE Symposium is the annual showcase of the Chemistry Education and Public Engagement (EPE) activities and projects. The TCD Chemistry EPE module provides valuable training for PhD researchers in communication, presentation, education and public engagement skills. The symposium features a mix of guest speakers and presentations from the Chemistry EPE Module project teams.

Nika and Rica presented a project titled: “A Computational Approach to Chemistry”

Unique insights afforded to us by computational chemistry

Though experimentation is still king in most chemists’ minds, computational chemistry has the potential to transform the field.
https://www.advancedsciencenews.com/unique-insights-afforded-to-us-by-computational-chemistry/

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Workshop on the Application of the IGM approach to covalent bonding and non-covalent interactions in Chemistry

Prof. Eric Henon, from Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, talked about the new approach, “Independent Gradient Model” (IGM), for probing
strong and weak interactions in and between molecules. A software has been developed by his group, named IGMPLOT to reveal molecular interaction signatures
from the electron density topology through the definition of a new local descriptor called δg. http://www.henon.free.fr/

IDA Ireland

IDA Ireland Review on women in STEM

Delighted to be part of the IDA Ireland Review on women in STEM. Speaking about what’s needed to improve the number of women in STEM and my personal experience in Spain and Ireland

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Quantum chemists conjure recipe to turn gold, silver and copper into vessels of green energy

Our last paper published in ChemistryOpen in where we study the formation of molecular hydrogen as well as the possibility of using coinage metal hydrides as a prospective complex to produce hydrogen was published in different media:

* Silicon Republic: https://www.siliconrepublic.com/innovation/gold-silver-copper-green-hydrogen-energy

* Trinity news https://t.co/F1pDwWQyJE?amp=1

* Phys Org. https://phys.org/news/2021-09-quantum-chemists-conjure-recipe-gold.html

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SOAPBOX SCIENCE DUBLIN SPEAKER

Delighted to have the opportunity to share my research on how computational chemistry can be used to design drugs at the Soapbox Science Dublin event!

Spotlight to shine on women scientists at Soapbox Science Dublin


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Guest Editor. Special Issue 'Organocatalysis: Mechanistic Investigations, Design, and Applications'

Delighted to be the guest editor Catalysts_MDPI for a Special Issue: “Organocatalysis: Mechanistic Investigations, Design, and Applications”. This Special Issue focuses on synthetic and computational organic chemistry and their contributions to enlarge and enhance our understanding of organocatalysis. This will include studying, predicting, understanding, and validating chemical reactivity in catalytic systems.

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Sunday Longread: Female mentors in STEM fields are a precious resource, not a disadvantage

On the Trinity News talking about “Female mentors in STEM fields” with amazing colleagues, Prof. Rozas and Dr. Anglione.

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EUROPEAN RESEARCHERS' NIGHT AT TCD. INTERACTING WITH 3-D MOLECULES. SOAP VS COVID

We have developed a site dedicated to 3-D visualisations of the molecules all around us!

You can find historical facts, funny interests, beautiful 3D structures, and amazing stories to enhance your fascination for the world of molecules.

https://sites.google.com/view/interactingwithmolecules/home
https://iribirii.github.io/

BLOGS AVAILABLE HERE

TCD CHEMISTRY OUTREACH SYMPOSIUM

Presentation at TCD_Chemistry Outreach Symposium from my Ph.D. student, Iñigo Iribarren, and Mark Nolan. Very visual and clear simulations of how soap interacts with viral particles.

Simulations available

C&EN CELEBRATION WOMEN IN CHEMISTRY

March is Women’s History Month! C&EN BrandLab and @pfizer are highlighting one amazing woman in #chemistry each day of the month. Watch this #PfizerProud #WomenInScience THREAD every day

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CHEMCATCHEM SPECIAL ISSUE “WOMEN OF CATALYSIS”

ChemCatChem celebrates the achievements of female‐led research groups in the field of catalysis showing some of the best research led by women in the field of catalysis. DOI:10.1002/cctc.201901187

Dr. Trujillo presented an experimental & computational DFT study of the Steglich rearrangement, showing that fluoride promotes O- to C-acyl transfer in 2-oxindole derivatives via a nucleophilic mechanism DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201900756

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HIGHLY COMMENDED – 2019 L’OREAL-UNESCO FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE UK & IRELAND FELLOWSHIP

Cristina Trujillo has been selected as one of our Highly Commended 2019 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science UK and Ireland (FWIS), shortlisted from 337 eligible applications.

2019 L’Oreal-Unesco UK

Awarded 2018 SFI Starting Investigator Research Grant: SFI-news

Cristina Trujillo’s project is “Theoretical Development of New Class of Phase Transfers Catalysts: Applications in the Pharmaceutical Industry” will use computational methods for initial chemical design, rather than to explain experimental findings.

SIRG - SFI 2018