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Dr. Matteo Zallio wins award from Health Informatics Society of Ireland

 
Dr. Matteo Zallio, Arnold Graves post-doctoral researcher in DIT, has won the Irish award for the studies in the area of Healthcare Informatics. The Award is sponsored by the Health Informatics Society of Ireland and Dr. Zallio was awarded for the research on smart devices and smart environments, HealthOS: User empowerment by using unobtrusive e-health smart technologies in post rehabilitation environments. Dr. Zallio is currently carrying out research in ESHI – the Environmental Sustainability and Health Institute in DIT Grangegorman.
 

Mathematical Sciences Seminar, DIT Kevin St, 9th December

Mathematical Sciences Seminar

School of Mathematical Sciences, DIT

Maths behind bars

Catherine Byrne (Dublin Institute of Technology)

 

Date and time: 1pm, Friday 9th December 2016

Venue: Blue Room, 4th floor, Main Building, DIT Kevin Street

Abstract: 

The field of prison mathematics education is a relatively new research area. Mathematics is now a compulsory component of every full award in Further Education at all levels including prison education centres, where the most popular levels are QQI (formerly FETAC) level 2 and 3. There is a need to assess the mathematical level of people who are starting back to education. To see the impact of education on these students, it was essential to have a test at the point of entry to the education centre. This research examined the results gathered over several years, of 440 people who sat a locally devised test. The test was devised by prison teachers for this context and the outcomes were comparable with national and international assessment frameworks.  It shows the numbers of people whose skills matched each level, (from pre-literacy, level 1, level 2 and level 3), the maths competencies that were weakest and needed most assistance and the types of skills which had been acquired through the everyday life and activities of the student.

Biography:

Catherine Byrne is a teacher of ten years’ experience in Cloverhill Remand Prison and a teacher in special and prison education for thirty-five years. She is engaged in research for a PhD on Mathematics Education in Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT).

 

The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) launches new Innovation Office.

The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) is delighted to announce the launch of our Innovation Office. The goal of the Innovation Office is to provide support and advice to individuals, academics, small and medium enterprises, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, and other groups who are developing innovative health products or technologies.

The Innovation Office can provide regulatory support from an early stage in the development of an innovative product or technology. Queries can relate to any area regulated by the HPRA – including medicines, medical devices, drug-device combination products and cosmetics – and can be submitted using our online enquiry form. You can also contact us at innovationoffice@hpra.ie

Further details regarding the Innovation Office are available here....  

Research Seminar: Thermo Chemical Conversions of Biomass- New Trends, DIT Bolton St., November 18th 2016

This research seminar is being held in DIT Bolton Street, Room 380 on November 18th at 1:00pm-2:00pm More information is available here....‌

Novel Technologies for a Competitive Food Industry 23rd November 2016

We are delighted to invite you to this exhibition of exciting opportunities and developments in novel food processing technologies. The event will showcase current technologies, capabilities, services and expertise in this arena and is a unique forum for face-to-face interaction between key researchers and food company representatives.

Full details of the exhibits featuring on the day are available here:

FoodInnova 2017, 21 January - 3 February 2017, Cesena, Italy

The abstract submission deadline has been extended until October the 30th, 2016.

Groups of 4 or more participants can apply for a 15% discount on the conference fee.
Members of endorser associations (like ISEKI-Food Association members) can apply for a 10% discount on the conference fee.
In order to make a discount request, please contact secretariate@foodinnova.com

Click here for more details on the conference....

International Journal of Food Studies (IJFS) - Vol 5, No 2 (2016)

Another issue of the International Journal of Food Studies (http://www.iseki-food-ejournal.com) was just published.

Please find the table of contents here:  http://www.iseki-food-ejournal.com/ojs/index.php/e-journal/issue/view/21
 

Launch of ESHI Connect

 

ESHI Connect is a new business & innovation network set-up by the DIT Corporate Partnership to facilitate collaborative engagement between business partners, government agencies and researchers with interests aligned with the Environmental, Sustainability and Health Institute (ESHI). The main objective of ESHI Connect is to build strategic (long-term) partnerships and provide opportunities for members to interface with researchers in DIT to respond quickly to research/policy/technology challenges. ESHI Connect will optimise DIT’s external partnerships and contribute to delivering ESHI’s mission of improving the Health and well-being of vulnerable populations i.e. developing practical solutions to real-world problems and providing evidence to improve policy.

The inaugural meeting and launch of ESHI Connect took place in the Greenway Hub at DIT Grangegorman this morning and further events (e.g. breakfast meetings; seminars and fireside discussions) are planned.

For more details about ESHI Connect please contact: David Kirk, email: david.kirk@dit.ie

Upcoming event - Your Business and the European Food Safety Authority

 

Upcoming event - Your Business and the European Food Safety Authority. This is a free, half-day conference which will bring EU experts on regulated products and emerging risks, together with stakeholders in the food industry, to discuss EFSA’s evaluation process for the safety of regulated food ingredients and the techniques it currently uses to identify emerging risks in the food industry.‌

To register for this FREE event, click here. To view the agenda, click here.

Event - The Physics of Climate Change : What we know and what we are uncertain about

 

The DIAS School of Cosmic Physics Statutory are hosting a Public Lecture in association with the “When Experts Disagree” Irish Research Council funded interdisciplinary project between UCD School of Philosophy and DIAS.

 

"The Physics of Climate Change : What we know and what we are uncertain about"

 

by Professor Tim Palmer

Royal Society Research Professor , University of Oxford

 

Thursday 24th November 6:30pm

Edmund Burke Theatre (Room 1008), Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin

 

Register here.

DIT researchers Alan Gilmer & Vivienne Byers secure funding from the EPA for their research on sustainability

 

We are delighted to announce that ESHI researchers Dr. Alan Gilmer & Dr. Vivienne Byers secured €83,140 in funding from the EPA for their research on sustainability. The EPA’s current Research Programme 2014–2020 is built around three pillars -Sustainability, Climate and Water.

Dr. Gilmer and Dr. Byer's research will look at an approach that addresses the systematic, structural, and institutional perspectives on how institutions, through public policy initiatives, can develop and sustain change in behaviour towards sustainability in the future. The proposed research aims to explore ways to gain process understanding of the values and motivations that influence sustainable consumption behaviour in society. It also seeks to define the interplay of these societal paradigms with regard to their influence on an individual’s intrinsic and extrinsic values and motivations. This in turn will inform the development of a knowledge based framework for governance and ensure resilient sustainable policy development. Read more here.

2016 IUFoST 18th World Congress of Food Science and Technology

 

The 18th IUFoST–World Congress of Food Science and Technology took place between 21st – 25th August 2016. The congress theme was “Greening the Global Food Supply Chain – through Innovation in Food Science and Technology ”. It was fitting that Ireland hosts this congress as it is widely regarded as the ‘Food Island’. More here....

 

ESHI researcher Matteo Zallio wins award for his PhD research

 
 
Dr. Matteo Zellio has won the First National Award for research in the area of Etics and Information and Communication Technologies. The award ceremony was organized by AICA (Italian association for the informatics) and Rotary International.
 

His PhD project was based on Environment Design Sustaining Users. He focused on the topic of smart assistive technologies designed for upgrading the the house environment in order to enable ageing people to live longer and safer within their own houses. The ceremony was held in Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore - Brescia.

 

7th Living Knowledge Conference 2016

The 7th Living Knowledge conference took place in DIT Kevin St on Thursday June 23rd.

The event showcased three collaborative projects between schools/youth organisations and Higher Education students.  

“Where There is No Engineer – Designing for Community Resilience” 2016

The National Finals of “Where There is No Engineer – Designing for Community Resilience” 2016 was held at St. Laurence, Grangegorman on Saturday the 11th June.

This year saw approx. 130 entries from students of Architecture, Engineering and Product Design from five Irish Universities and Institutes of Technology including UCD UCC, TCD, DIT and IT Sligo. After a series of regional finals these were reduced down to 11 finalists.

Congratulations to the overall winners from DIT:‌

Project: Biochar Kiln.

Team: Eoin Cummins, Evan Dowling, Daniel Morgan, Eoin Bracken.

College: DIT Product Design .

Full details can be found here.

 

ESHI researcher Orla Cahill joins Anton Savage for a discussion on allergies

Dr. Orla Cahill, ESHI researcher and lecturer in Allergen Management in DIT joined Anton Savage for a discussion on allergies. Listen to the full discussion here.

Environmental Health Forum 2016

The Forum took place in the Radisson Blu Hotel Galway on the 26th -27th May 2016.

This year brought together a very diverse range of national and international speakers covering a broad range of topics that will be of particular interest to all environmental health professionals.  This included a lively “old style public debate” on the issue of e-cigarettes between two well known proponents in the field. Former Donegal GAA football manager Jim McGuinness delivered a workshop on building success through teamwork.

ESHI - CIEH Programme 2016

SCHOOL of PHYSICS RESEARCH SEMINAR

An interesting talk by Professor Gerwin Puppels:

“Bringing Raman spectroscopy into the clinic” 1pm, 1st March 2016.

Room KE 2-008, DIT Kevin Street. ALL WELCOME!

2016 Research & Innovation Conference & Exhibition

ESHI are excited to have had 2 of our WIRC researchers, Dr. Sean O’Hogain and Liam McCarton, speak at the Research & Innovation Conference & Exhibition. The event was held on the 3rd March 2016 in Croke Park. More info here.

 

 

EWB-Ireland Annual Conference 2016

 

Ireland's Annual EWB Conference 2016 “Engineering a Better Future” was held in the Lecture Theatre at Engineers Ireland on the 29th February @ 6:30pm.

Full details: EWB Annual Conference 2016‌

ENVIRON 2016

The 26th Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium, ENVIRON 2016, was held at University of Limerick on 22nd-24th March, 2016.

Full details can be found here.

Upcoming event - Your Business and the European Food Safety Authority

 

Upcoming event - Your Business and the European Food Safety Authority. This is a free, half-day conference which will bring EU experts on regulated products and emerging risks, together with stakeholders in the food industry, to discuss EFSA’s evaluation process for the safety of regulated food ingredients and the techniques it currently uses to identify emerging risks in the food industry.‌

To register for this FREE event, click here. To view the agenda, click here.

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