Research Newsletter - Issue 61: Good News

EU H2020 Health Award

Congratulations to Prof. Anthony Staines, School of Nursing, Psychotherapy, and Community Health, Dr Paul Davis, DCU Business School and Prof. Regina Connolly, DCU Business School on being awarded an EU H2020 Health Award.  

Along with 9 international partners they will work on the project GERONTE: “Streamlined Geriatric and Oncological evaluation based on IC Technology for holistic patient-oriented healthcare management for older multimorbid patients”.  The project will run for 5 years, with a project budget of approximately €6M.


SFI Future Innovator Prize (Plastics Challenge): shortlisted project from DCU

Congratulations to Dr Jennifer Gaughran (School of Physical Sciences / I-Form), Dr Brian Freeland (School of Biotechnology) and Samantha Fahy (DCU Sustainability) for being short-listed as part of the SFI Future Innovator Prize (Plastics Challenge) for the project Grain-4-Lab. The DCU team is one of the 10 teams selected for the concept phase to compete for a prize fund of €2m under the SFI Plastics Challenge call. 

The main aim of the Grain-4-Lab project is to reduce reliance on single-use plastics in science laboratories. The project is aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goal 12 “Responsible Consumption and Production” and it aims to develop sustainable laboratory-grade plastics, using currently untapped waste-streams from the Irish brewing & distilling industries. While providing viable alternatives to single-use plastics, the project will also develop a pathway to inspire the adoption of sustainable solutions in laboratories.