News Archive 2016

Congratulations Dr Kathy Quane receives Outstanding Teacher Award

Congratulations Dr Kathy Quane receives Outstanding Teacher Award

  • 20 Jun 2016

Congratulations to Dr Kathy Quane, Lecturer in the Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience, who was recently received  the award of ‘Outstanding Teacher in year 1-3 of the Direct Entry Medical Programme’.

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Recent Graduations

Recent Graduations

  • 17 Jun 2016

Congratulations to Dr Maria Donovan and Dr Eileen Curran latest Cryan lab members to graduate with their PhDs and Dr Ahmad Hassan Sheikh who graduated with a MD at UCC yesterday.‌

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John Cryan microbiome and the mind on BBC Radio 4 'All in the Mind' Series

John Cryan microbiome and the mind on BBC Radio 4 'All in the Mind' Series

  • 01 Jun 2016

'Could we see a day when certain gut bacteria are used in the treatment of depression and anxiety?' Neuroscientist John Cryan explores the science with Claudia Hammond on the 'All in the Mind' series on BBC Radio 4

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'FOCUS' on Roman Stilling's work wins DePROM Prize for Simone Einzmann

'FOCUS' on Roman Stilling's work wins DePROM Prize for Simone Einzmann

  • 09 May 2016

Congratulations to Dr Roman Stilling a post-doctoral researcher with Professor John Cryan and Professor Ted Dinan in the Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience and the APC Microbiome Institute, whose research work features in an award winning article by FOCUS editor Simone Einzmann.

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Philip Boucher-Hayes explores Gut Science with John Cryan on RTE 1 Series

Philip Boucher-Hayes explores Gut Science with John Cryan on RTE 1 Series

  • 06 May 2016

The latest Episode of the RTE Series 'What are you eating?' broadcast on RTE One on Wednesday 5th May 2016 featured a visit by RTE presenter Philip Boucher-Hayes to John Cryan's research laboratories to find out about our 'Second Brain', and how brain gut communication plays an important role in all aspects of our health and in many diseases.

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UCC Choir sing Dance of the Cherry Trees with John Spillane on Late Late

UCC Choir sing Dance of the Cherry Trees with John Spillane on Late Late

  • 25 Apr 2016

Congratulations to Dr Yvonne Nolan Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience and the UCC Choir who performed 'The Dance of the Cherry Trees' with singer songwriter John Spillane on the Late Late Show RTE 1 on  Friday 22nd April 2016.

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UCC Neuroscientists promote 'Healthy Brain Ageing' in local primary schools

UCC Neuroscientists promote 'Healthy Brain Ageing' in local primary schools

  • 11 Apr 2016

“Tús Maith Leath na hOibre” During Brain Awareness Week, March 14-20, 2016 a group of UCC neuroscientists engaged children from five local primary schools Glounthaune, Greenmount, Glasheen Girls, Glasheen Boys and St Finbarres in fun activities to promote the importance of brain health during childhood.

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France's No.1 science magazine 'Science & Vie' profiles Prof Cryan's research

France's No.1 science magazine 'Science & Vie' profiles Prof Cryan's research

  • 07 Apr 2016

Science & Vie, 'Science and Life',  France's Number one science magazine profiles the work of Professor John Cryan in its forthcoming issue.

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Scientists in Cork uncover link between gut microbes and nerves.

Scientists in Cork uncover link between gut microbes and nerves.

  • 05 Apr 2016

The Guardian. The Irish Times, and RTE News, today published articles on how Professor John Cryan and his research teams in the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience and APC Microbiome Institute and Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioural Science have discovered a previously unknown connection between the mix of microbes in our gut and how our nerves work.

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Five Dept of Anatomy & Neuroscience 'Junior Scientists’ selected to present their work at ECNP Workshop, Nice, France

Five Dept of Anatomy & Neuroscience 'Junior Scientists’ selected to present their work at ECNP Workshop, Nice, France

  • 04 Apr 2016

Congratulations to Shane Hegarty, Anand Gururajan, Cara Hueston, and Danka Kozareva, researchers in the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience and John Kelly also in Department of  Psychiatry & Neurobehavioural Sciences, who were selected as 5 of 100 junior scientists to present their research at the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) Workshop - Neuropsychopharmacology for “Junior Scientists” in Europe on the 17-20 March 2016, in Nice, France.

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Join LabRoots this Week for the 2016 Neuroscience Virtual Event, Mar 16-17

Join LabRoots this Week for the 2016 Neuroscience Virtual Event, Mar 16-17

  • 15 Mar 2016

Advancing knowledge of the brain and nervous system - the 4th Annual world-renowned Neuroscience virtual conference will be broadcasted live on March 16-17, 2016. Featured speakers include Professor John Cryan.

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'All about the Brain' team relay through wind rain and snow.

'All about the Brain' team relay through wind rain and snow.

  • 02 Mar 2016

On what must have been the wettest night of this year team 'All about the Brain' relayed through the night to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society.

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Obituary Former student & colleague Pamela Schneeberger (née O'Donoghue)

Obituary Former student & colleague Pamela Schneeberger (née O'Donoghue)

  • 04 Mar 2016

The Department of Anatomy would like to pay tribute to their former student and colleague Pamela Schneeberger (née O'Donoghue) who died on February 20th 2016.

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Congratulations Dr Shane Hegarty - Charlemont Scholar

Congratulations Dr Shane Hegarty - Charlemont Scholar

  • 29 Feb 2016

Congratulations to Dr Shane Hegarty who was awarded the 'Royal Irish Academy Charlemont Grant 2016', at a the Royal Irish Academy Charlemont Grant Awards Ceremony 2016 on Monday 15th February 2016. 

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'All about the Brain' Team back for 24 hour Relay for Life Friday/Saturday

'All about the Brain' Team back for 24 hour Relay for Life Friday/Saturday

  • 24 Feb 2016

Professor Aideen Sullivan's 'All about the Brain Team' have been invited back to take part in the UCC Cancer Society's annual event Relay for Life  which begins on this Friday the 26th of February.  'We'd love to have ye on board with us again, your team's enthusiasm and energy blew us away last year!'

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Senior Medical Demonstrators granted travel awards

Senior Medical Demonstrators granted travel awards

  • 23 Feb 2016

Mutahira Lone and Joy Balta Senior Medical Demonstrators in the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience have been granted travel awards from the American Association of Anatomists to present their research at the  Experimental Biology conference in San Diego.

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Cryan to lecture at the Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas

Cryan to lecture at the Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas

  • 16 Feb 2016

The Dallas Morning News interviews Prof Cryan in advance of his lecture at the Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas. The final lecture of “The Brain: An Owner’s Guide” series.

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Thanksgiving Service

Thanksgiving Service

  • 09 Feb 2016

The Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience is hosting its third Thanksgiving Service in memory of the people who have donated their bodies for medical research.

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Dr Caitriona Long-Smith receives ILM-endorsed Certificate of Attainment

Dr Caitriona Long-Smith receives ILM-endorsed Certificate of Attainment

  • 09 Feb 2016

Congratulations to Dr Caitríona Long-Smith, a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience, who recently completed the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM)-endorsed Epigeum’s Professional Skills for Research Leaders programme.

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Annual Quercus Lecture Series “Stressed Inside Out: Memories, Moods & Maladies

Annual Quercus Lecture Series “Stressed Inside Out: Memories, Moods & Maladies

  • 05 Feb 2016

Professor John Cryan will deliver a lecture “Stressed Inside Out: Memories, Moods & Maladies” on  Monday February 8th 6pm – 7pm in G02, Kane Building as part of the UCC Annual Quercus Lecture Series.

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Dr Anand Gururajan awarded prestigious 2016 Marie Sklowdoska-Curie Fellowship.

Dr Anand Gururajan awarded prestigious 2016 Marie Sklowdoska-Curie Fellowship.

  • 01 Feb 2016

Dr Anand Gururajan, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience, was recently awarded the prestigious 2016 Marie Sklowdoska-Curie Individual Fellowship. 

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John Cryan features in Irish Times article

John Cryan features in Irish Times article

  • 28 Jan 2016

 “The microbiome field has reached a maturity over the past decade and is touching all areas of medicine and far beyond,” says Prof John Cryan of University College Cork and APC Microbiome Institute.

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