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 New BSc Medical and Health Sciences Degree launched at UCC Open Day

New BSc Medical and Health Sciences Degree launched at UCC Open Day

  • 19 May 2017

The BSc in Medical and Health Sciences generated a lot of interest at the School of Medicine area of the Spring Open day held this week in the Aula Maxima. Professor Aideen Sullivan, course coordinator was on hand to chat about the new programme to Guidance Counsellors and interested Transition Year students.

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Great interest in Neuroscience at the Spring Open Day

Great interest in Neuroscience at the Spring Open Day

  • 18 May 2017

The Neuroscience Stand was of great interest to the many transtion year students and their career guidance teachers who visited UCC for the annual Spring Open Day.  Dr Yvonne Nolan Neuroscience course coordinator and volunteers from the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience were delighted with the interest shown by students and career guidance teachers in the BSc Neuroscience degree.

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Signals from the gut to the brain act as regulators of the fear response.

Signals from the gut to the brain act as regulators of the fear response.

  • 16 May 2017

A paper by Prof John Cryan, Dr Alan Hoban and Dr Gerard Clarke published recently in the journal Molecular Psychiatry has generated considerable interest in the Press. The research team have discovered a link between gut bacteria and the regulation of fear responses. 'It is turning upside down how we might develop strategies for fear and anxiety. It is a very exciting time for us” said Prof Cryan

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Professor Aideen Sullivan Develops BSc Medical & Health Sciences degree

Professor Aideen Sullivan Develops BSc Medical & Health Sciences degree

  • 17 May 2017

The new BSc Medical and Health Sciences degree programme developed by Professor Aideen Sullivan has been passed by the University Academic Programme Approval Panel and is due to take its first students in September 2018.

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Congrats to PhD student Katie Togher finalist in 'Science for All' competition

Congrats to PhD student Katie Togher finalist in 'Science for All' competition

  • 11 Apr 2017

Congratulations to Katie Togher an Honours Neuroscience graduate in 2013 and currently a PhD researcher in the Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience/Obstetrics & Gynaecology/Infant/APC Microbiome Institute who was recently selected as finalist in the 'Science for All' competition.

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Graduate of the Year 2016: Seán Whelan Intercalated Neuroscience graduate

Graduate of the Year 2016: Seán Whelan Intercalated Neuroscience graduate

  • 30 Mar 2017

Congratulations to Seán Whelan, BSc (Intercalated) Neuroscience Graduate 2016 who has been awarded the College of SEFS (Science, Engineering & Food Science) Graduate of the Year 2016 Award. Top-ranked students in each discipline are eligible for the award which recognises both academic excellence and extracurricular activities, and the recipient is selected by a panel from across the College.    

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Department welcomes Erasmus students from the Netherlands

Department welcomes Erasmus students from the Netherlands

  • 29 Mar 2017

The Department would like to welcome four Dutch students who have recently begun six month internships in the Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience.

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Professor John F Cryan elected a Member of the Royal Irish Academy

Professor John F Cryan elected a Member of the Royal Irish Academy

  • 23 Mar 2017

Congratulations to Professor John F Cryan who has been elected a Member of the Royal Irish Academy, having been identified and recognised by the Academy as one of Ireland’s world class researchers.

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Third & fourth year Neuroscience students explore 'Gut Instinct' at Glucksman

Third & fourth year Neuroscience students explore 'Gut Instinct' at Glucksman

  • 15 Mar 2017

Under the guidance of Professor Cryan, and Neuroscience co-ordinators Dr Yvonne Nolan (fourth year co-ordinator), and Dr Siobhain O'Mahony (third year co-ordinator), a large group of Neuroscience students from the department of Anatomy and Neuroscience visited the Glucksman Gallery this week, to to explore 'Gut Instinct: Art, Food and Feeling Exhibition' currently showing. 

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Irish Times visits Gut Instinct Art, Food and Feeling exhibition at Glucksman

Irish Times visits Gut Instinct Art, Food and Feeling exhibition at Glucksman

  • 14 Mar 2017

Irish Times Journalist Colette Sheridan visits the 'Gut Instinct: Art, Food and Feeling Exhibition' currently showing in the Glucksman Gallery, and speaks to co-curator of the exhibition Professor John F. Cryan.

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Dr. Shane Hegarty speaks on struggle at 'FiftyTwoWords' event

Dr. Shane Hegarty speaks on struggle at 'FiftyTwoWords' event

  • 07 Mar 2017

The word ‘Struggle’ was explored at the dlr Mill Theatre, Dundrum Dublin on the 8th of December 2016.  Among the invited speakers was Dr. Shane Hegarty, lecturer and researcher in the Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience.

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Brazilian PhD student Brunno Levone  meets President of Ireland

Brazilian PhD student Brunno Levone meets President of Ireland

  • 28 Feb 2017

Brunno Rocha Levone a PhD student in the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience was delighted to meet President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins at the opening of the 'Irish in Latin America Exhibition' held recently in the Aula Maxima University College Cork.

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Minister for Training and Skills visits Prof Cryan's Lab

Minister for Training and Skills visits Prof Cryan's Lab

  • 27 Feb 2017

Minister for Training and Skills John Halligan visited Prof Cryan's lab on February 17th as part of a visit to Science Foundation Ireland Research Centres based in University College Cork.

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Prof Cryan profiled in Swedish Press

Prof Cryan profiled in Swedish Press

  • 24 Feb 2017

The Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet 'The Swedish Daily News' has profiled the work of Professor John Cryan

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Prof. Cryan's research profiled in Irish Examiner & Sunday Times

Prof. Cryan's research profiled in Irish Examiner & Sunday Times

  • 24 Feb 2017

The Sunday Times and Irish Examiner both profiled the work of Professor John Cryan and his team in their publications this week.

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Aideen Sullivan appointed Editor in Chief of Neuronal Signalling

Aideen Sullivan appointed Editor in Chief of Neuronal Signalling

  • 16 Feb 2017

Congratulations to Professor Aideen Sullivan who has been appointed Editor in Chief of the recently launched journal 'Neuronal Signaling'. Developed by the Biochemical Society and published by Portland press, Neuronal Signaling publishes high-quality molecular and cellular neuroscience research.

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Department researchers Hegarty O'Keeffe & Sullivan put heart into their work

Department researchers Hegarty O'Keeffe & Sullivan put heart into their work

  • 16 Feb 2017

Congratulations to Shane Hegarty, Gerard O'Keeffe and Aideen Sullivan whose image has been selected for the cover of the recently launced journal 'Neuronal Signaling'.

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Today's Irish Times & Irish Examiner feature 'Stress Busters' Cryan and Dinan

Today's Irish Times & Irish Examiner feature 'Stress Busters' Cryan and Dinan

  • 24 Jan 2017

Todays Irish Times and Examiner both feature the work of Professor John Cryan and Professor Ted Dinan. The Irish Times article 'Irish based scientists find a way to beat stress by eating', The Examiner 'Prebiotics ‘can lessen effects of stress’, say scientists'

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Dr. Shane Hegarty receives ILM Certificate for PSRL Course

Dr. Shane Hegarty receives ILM Certificate for PSRL Course

  • 23 Jan 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Shane Hegarty, lecturer and researcher in the Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience, who recently completed the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM)-endorsed Epigeum’s ‘Professional Skills for Research Leaders’ course.

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Prof. Cryan's research profiled on Danish TV

Prof. Cryan's research profiled on Danish TV

  • 19 Jan 2017

Prof Cryan and his research team are featured in a Danish science television programme 'Sundhedsmagasinet' which was broadcast in Denmark on the 10th January 2017

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Nice profile of Prof Cryan's work broadcast on Chilean news station '24 Horas'

Nice profile of Prof Cryan's work broadcast on Chilean news station '24 Horas'

  • 13 Jan 2017

Chilean TV News Station 24 HORAS features Prof Cryan's work in news report 'El desconocido impacto de las bacterias en nuestro cuerp' 

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Prof Cryan profiled in 'El Mercurio' national paper of record in Chile

Prof Cryan profiled in 'El Mercurio' national paper of record in Chile

  • 10 Jan 2017

Big news story in the national paper of record in Chile today- A report of Professor John F.Cryan's presentation as Guest Speaker at the VI Futures Congress in Chile, features on the front page of Chile's national paper of record El Mercurio.

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Prof Cryan speaks at Chilean Government-sponsored Congress of the Future

Prof Cryan speaks at Chilean Government-sponsored Congress of the Future

  • 09 Jan 2017

Prof. John F. Cryan (Dept. Anatomy & Neuroscience and APC Microbiome Institute) has been  invited to participate as Guest Speaker at the VI Futures Congress on behalf of Her Excellency the President Michelle Bachelet, the Government of the Republic of Chile, the Chilean Congress and the Chilean Academy of Sciences.

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Movember Mustashed Medics bake for Cancer & Mental Health charities

Movember Mustashed Medics bake for Cancer & Mental Health charities

  • 20 Dec 2016

Having already dedicated the month of November to taking part in 'Movember' a moustache growing charity event held during November each year that raises funds and awareness for men's health, senior medical demonstrators Dr Johnny O'Mahony and Dr Muhammad Asim Javaid joined by Dr Gilliard Lach post doctoral researcer, demonstrated their organisational and baking skills by hosting a 'Bake Sale' in aid of the Irish Cancer Society and Mental Health Charities in the Western Gateway building on Friday 25th November.

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Anatomy for Transition Year Programme course launched

Anatomy for Transition Year Programme course launched

  • 19 Dec 2016

A new five day course introducing the study of anatomy to transition students has just been launched by the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience. Exploring the structure and function of the human body at multiple levels the course will take place on the 8th -12th May 2017.

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The death has occurred of Dr. Tom Crotty, retired lecturer Department of Anatomy

The death has occurred of Dr. Tom Crotty, retired lecturer Department of Anatomy

  • 13 Dec 2016

Staff in the department are saddened to learn of the death of their former colleague and friend Dr Tom Crotty. Dr Crotty lectured histology in the Department of Anatomy from 1966 until his retirement in 1991.

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Anatomy and Neuroscience at the 2016 School of Medicine awards Ceremony

Anatomy and Neuroscience at the 2016 School of Medicine awards Ceremony

  • 05 Dec 2016

Congratulations to Ms Wanji Kee who was presented with 'The MacConaill Prize' and 'The MacConaill Prize in Clinical Anatomy' by Professor John Cryan at the annual School of Medicine Prize-Giving Ceremony on Friday 25 November, 2016.

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CSI Investigate Jelly Brain and the case of the Protective Skull

CSI Investigate Jelly Brain and the case of the Protective Skull

  • 01 Dec 2016

Cork neuroScientists Investigators Caitríona Long-Smith, Shane Hegarty, Shauna Wallace-Fitzsimons and Marc O’Sullivan, with the help of 5th Class from Scoil an Spioraid Naoimh, Buachaillí, donned their CSI badges and began to look for clues... does a healthy life style protect the brain? Are we allowed to eat the jelly brain? What will happen when Shane drops the egg?

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Windle Building changes its Anatomy

Windle Building changes its Anatomy

  • 26 Nov 2016

Europe’s long-term lending institution, the European Investment Bank (EIB) signed a €100 million loan agreement with University College Cork on  Friday 25th November 2016 ensuring the continuation and completion of the transformation of the Windle Building into a state of the art student hub. The Windle Building which had until 2011 been home to the Department of Anatomy, has since the summer begun a seismic transformation into the ‘Student Hub Project’.

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GUT INSTINCT Art, Food and Feeling opens at Glucksman Gallery

GUT INSTINCT Art, Food and Feeling opens at Glucksman Gallery

  • 25 Nov 2016

GUT INSTINCT Art, Food and Feeling opened to a large audience at the Glucksman Gallery last night. Curated by Chris Clarke, John Cryan and Fiona Kearney the exhibtion was opened by Cónal Creedon writer in residence UCC following a panel discussion with the curators and participating artists.

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Prof Cryan Alive and Kicking with Dr Ciara Kelly on Newstalk Radio

Prof Cryan Alive and Kicking with Dr Ciara Kelly on Newstalk Radio

  • 21 Nov 2016

Prof Cryan spoke with Dr. Ciara Kelly about his research work and upcoming Art Exhibiton 'Gut Instinct' on Newstalk Radio's new health and wellbeing show last Sunday morning.

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Prof Cryan Profiled in The Star for Science Week

Prof Cryan Profiled in The Star for Science Week

  • 17 Nov 2016

The Irish Daily Star Newspaper profiled Professor John Cryan's research in an article 'GUT FEELING IS REAL, your stomach has a direct effect on your mind' on Nov 14th, as part of its Science Week Special.

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GUT INSTINCT curated by Chris Clarke, John Cryan and Fiona Kearney

GUT INSTINCT curated by Chris Clarke, John Cryan and Fiona Kearney

  • 16 Nov 2016

GUT INSTINCT Art, Food and Feeling is the title of a forthcoming exhibition curated by Chris Clarke, John Cryan and Fiona Kearney in association with the APC Microbiome Institute UCC, taking place in the Glucksman Gallery from 24th November 2016. 

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McGlacken & Schellekens paper gives food for thought in Irish Times article

McGlacken & Schellekens paper gives food for thought in Irish Times article

  • 14 Nov 2016

Dr Gerard McGlacken, lecturer in Organic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Dr Harriët Schellekens lecturer in Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience have generated media interest following the publication of a recent research article in the journal 'Scientific Reports'.

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EU Commissioner Carlos Moedas visits Dept of Anatomy & Neuroscience -video added

EU Commissioner Carlos Moedas visits Dept of Anatomy & Neuroscience -video added

  • 14 Nov 2016

The Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience welcomed European Commissioner Carlos Moedas to the FLAME laboratory on Friday 4th November, where staff and students showcased department research and teaching activities.

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Dept of Anatomy & Neuroscience staff 'Working' in a Winter Wonderland

Dept of Anatomy & Neuroscience staff 'Working' in a Winter Wonderland

  • 11 Nov 2016

Staff from the School of Medicine and Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience were more than happy to help the Medical Society promote their Annual 'Med Ball' which takes place on Friday 2nd December in the Rochestwon Park Hotel. With at theme this year of 'Walking in a Winter Wonderland'  what a great start to the Christmas season.

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EU Commissioner Carlos Moedas visits Dept of Anatomy & Neuroscience

EU Commissioner Carlos Moedas visits Dept of Anatomy & Neuroscience

  • 07 Nov 2016

The Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience welcomed European Commissioner Carlos Moedas to the FLAME laboratory on Friday 4th November, where staff and students showcased department research and teaching activities.

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October 2016 Graduations

October 2016 Graduations

  • 01 Nov 2016

Congratulations to Dr Joy Balta who was conferred with a PhD in Anatomy at the Autumn College of Medicine and Health conferring ceremony held on 28th October 2016.

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October 2016 Graduations

October 2016 Graduations

  • 01 Nov 2016

Congratulations to Anna Connolly and Surabhi Theratile who both graduated with MSc in Anatomy at the Autumn College of Medicine and Health conferring ceremony held on 28th October 2016.

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Dr Gerard O'Keeffe receives substantial SFI Career Development Award

Dr Gerard O'Keeffe receives substantial SFI Career Development Award

  • 25 Oct 2016

Congratulations to Dr Gerard O'Keeffe who has just received a Career Development Award from Science Foundation Ireland as part of a €22 Million Government Investment in next generation research talent.  This career development award is one of 20 such research projects across Ireland to be supported through this new Government research funding announced by  Minister of State for Training, Skills and Innovation, John Halligan TD this week.

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Dr Cara Hueston receives Society for Neuroscience Development Award

Dr Cara Hueston receives Society for Neuroscience Development Award

  • 24 Oct 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Cara Hueston, a post-doctoral researcher working with Dr. Yvonne Nolan and Prof. John Cryan in the Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience, who has recently been awarded a prestigious Trainee Professional Development Award by the Society for Neuroscience.

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Congratulations to Dr Yvonne Nolan UCC's Research Supervisor of the Year

Congratulations to Dr Yvonne Nolan UCC's Research Supervisor of the Year

  • 20 Oct 2016

Congratulations to Dr Yvonne Nolan who has been awarded the UCC Research Supervisor of the Year Award 2016. Yvonne was awarded this honour by Professor Anita Maguire Vice President for Research & Innovation, and the award was presented to Yvonne by President Michael Murphy at the UCC Staff Award Ceremony in the Aula Maxima on Thursday evening 6th October.

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Prof. Cryan delivers Plenary Lecture at World Congress on Pain in Yokohama

Prof. Cryan delivers Plenary Lecture at World Congress on Pain in Yokohama

  • 19 Oct 2016

Professor Cryan delivered a Plenary Lecture at the International Association of Study of Pain (IASP) World Congress on Pain. His talk "The Gut Microbiota: A Key Regulator of Visceral Pain”  was given in the 5000 seater Yokohama National Convention Hall.

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Dr. Shane Hegarty awarded Neuroscience Ireland Early Career Award

Dr. Shane Hegarty awarded Neuroscience Ireland Early Career Award

  • 30 Sep 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Shane Hegarty, Lecturer and Researcher in the Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience, who was recently awarded the 'Neuroscience Ireland Early Career Investigator Award' Medal,  and as winner was also invited to present his research at the Neuroscience Ireland Young Neuroscientist Symposium 2016 in Trinity College Dublin.

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Erasmus programme interns enjoying life in Anatomy

Erasmus programme interns enjoying life in Anatomy

  • 14 Sep 2016

The Department welcomes Erasmus programme anatomy prosector interns Bérénice Hohl and Alina Schneider, both graduates from the University of Bochum, Germany.

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Excellent departmental representation at ECNP meeting in Vienna

Excellent departmental representation at ECNP meeting in Vienna

  • 21 Sep 2016

The Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience was very well representation at the 29th European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) meeting 'for the science and treatment of disorders of the brain' in Vienna, Austria, from the 17th to 29th September.

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Inaugural 'Dr Pamela Gilligan Prize' presented at Medical Alumni meeting

Inaugural 'Dr Pamela Gilligan Prize' presented at Medical Alumni meeting

  • 15 Sep 2016

In memory of her life long passion for medicine and teaching and the firm belief in the importance of education, the family of Dr Pamela Gilligan have created 'The Pamela Gilligan Prize' to be awarded each year to the the best final year medicine projects.

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Shauna Wallace Fitzsimons wins prize at Young Neuroscientists Symposium

Shauna Wallace Fitzsimons wins prize at Young Neuroscientists Symposium

  • 09 Sep 2016

Congratulations to Ms. Shauna Wallace Fitzsimons who won second prize for her poster presentation "Novel Investigations of Central Oxytocin Receptor Signalling and Crosstalk in the Microbiota-Brain-Gut Axis” at the Young Neuroscientists Symposium held  in Trinity College Dublin on the 1st of September 2016.

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UCC Neuroscientists make their mark at Young Neuroscientists Symposium

UCC Neuroscientists make their mark at Young Neuroscientists Symposium

  • 08 Sep 2016

A busy day for Neuroscience researchers in the Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience who organised, presented and received awards at Neuroscience Ireland's 'Young Neuroscientists Symposium 2016' held in Trinity College Dublin on September 1st.

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 American Association of Anatomists interview Joy Balta for 'Anatomy Now'

American Association of Anatomists interview Joy Balta for 'Anatomy Now'

  • 24 Aug 2016

Program development coordinator in the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience Joy Balta was recently invited to discuss his research findings and current publication with the American Association of Anatomists communications manager Elizabeth Austin.

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5 Questions on Neuroscience Research

5 Questions on Neuroscience Research

  • 17 Aug 2016

Dr Shane Hegarty talks about his research at UCC, which aims to develop new therapies for Parkinson’s disease, and the advice he would give to students considering a career in science. 

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Dr Schellekens Organises and Speaks in Symposium at “Serotonin in Seattle”

Dr Schellekens Organises and Speaks in Symposium at “Serotonin in Seattle”

  • 11 Aug 2016

The symposium, organised by Dr Harriët Schellekens, lecturer Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, took place in Seattle on Wednesday 27th July under the auspices of The 12th International Society for Serotonin Research Meeting “Serotonin in Seattle” which ran from the 24th to 27th July 2016 at the Edgewater Hotel, Seattle, USA.

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‘BRAINTALK’ project featured in Irish Research Council Annual Report

‘BRAINTALK’ project featured in Irish Research Council Annual Report

  • 09 Aug 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Shane Hegarty, Dr. Gerard O’Keeffe and Professor Aideen Sullivan, whose BRAINTALK project has been selected as a 'fascinating project' by the The Irish Research Council and features in their Annual Report 2015 just published. Link to section of IRC Annual Report (972kB)

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Prof Cryan Interviewed for The Guardian

Prof Cryan Interviewed for The Guardian

  • 03 Aug 2016

Prof Cryan discusses his research findings with The Guardian journalist Ann Robinson and explains how the range and quantity of gut microbes could have a powerful effect on many conditions including depression, MS and obesity.

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Prof. Cryan Delivers Prize Annual Public Lecture at Physiology 2016

Prof. Cryan Delivers Prize Annual Public Lecture at Physiology 2016

  • 02 Aug 2016

Professor John Cryan delivered the Prize Annual Public Lecture at 'Physiology 2016' a partnered meeting between the two oldest and largest physiological societies in the world; The Physiological Society and the American Physiological Society, at the Convention Centre Dublin on Friday 29th July 2016.

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Congratulations Dr Anand Gururajan wins Young Investigators Travel Award

Congratulations Dr Anand Gururajan wins Young Investigators Travel Award

  • 26 Jul 2016

Congratulations to Dr Anand Gururajan who was recently awarded the prestigious Rafaelsen Young Investigators Travel Award at the 2016 International College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CINP) World Congress in Seoul, Korea.

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