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Prof John Cryan awarded UCC Research Communicator of the year 2017

Prof John Cryan awarded UCC Research Communicator of the year 2017

  • 09 Oct 2017

Congratulations to Professor John F. Cryan, Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience/APC Microbiome Institute, winner of the 'UCC Research Communicator of the year 2017' award. The UCC Research Awards Programme for 2017 awards were presented by UCC President Professor Patrick O'Shea at the UCC Awards Ceremony held last Thursay 5th October in the Aula Maxima.

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Prof. John Cryan, first Irish President of European Behavioural Pharm Soc

Prof. John Cryan, first Irish President of European Behavioural Pharm Soc

  • 05 Sep 2017

Professor John Cryan, Head of Dept. Anatomy & Neuroscience and Principal Investigator in the APC Microbiome Institute has been selected to be the new President of European Behavioural Pharmacology Society at its biennial meeting held in Heraklion, Crete this weekend.

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UCC neuroscientist awarded distinguished scientist prize

UCC neuroscientist awarded distinguished scientist prize

  • 28 Aug 2017

Professor John Cryan, Head of the Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience and Principal Investigator in the APC Microbiome Institute, will become the first UCC scientist to be awarded the Tom Connor Distinguished Investigator Award from Neuroscience Ireland later today (August 28).

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Prof. Cryan takes part in TEDx Ha'penny Bridge

Prof. Cryan takes part in TEDx Ha'penny Bridge

  • 27 Jun 2017

Prof. Cryan spoke at a TEDx Ha'penny Bridge event recently held Anne Street South, Dublin.

Link to his talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKxomLM7SVc&feature=youtu.be

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Prof. Cryan receives Prestigious Research Mentor Award from American Gastroenterology Association

Prof. Cryan receives Prestigious Research Mentor Award from American Gastroenterology Association

  • 15 Jun 2017

At its annual meeting in Chicago (Digestive Disease Week 2017) recently, the newly formed Microbiome and Microbial Diseases of the GI Tract Section of  American Gastroenterology Association awarded Prof Cryan its prestigious Research Mentor award.

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New taught 'MSc in Human Anatomy' now accepting applicants

New taught 'MSc in Human Anatomy' now accepting applicants

  • 12 Jun 2017

The Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience is delighted to announce the launch of its new 12 month taught MSc degree in Human Anatomy.

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Anatomy FLAME lab hosts Inaugural Focused Plastic Surgery Trauma Course

Anatomy FLAME lab hosts Inaugural Focused Plastic Surgery Trauma Course

  • 01 Jun 2017

The inaugural one day ' Focused Plastic Surgery Trauma Course'  was held in the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience's FLAME laboratory on Saturday 27th May 2017. The course was attended by trainee plastic surgery and orthopaedic surgeons from all over Ireland and Europe with a special interest in trauma.

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Professor Cryan formally welcomed to RIA at recent Acceptance Ceremony

Professor Cryan formally welcomed to RIA at recent Acceptance Ceremony

  • 29 May 2017

Congratulations to Professor John F. Cryan who along with two other UCC academics, Professor Barry O'Sullivan and Professor Fergus Shanahan have been formally welcomed as members of the Royal Irish Academy at an Admittance Ceremony on Friday 26th May 2017

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BSc Neuroscience Class 2017 - A Step Ahead

BSc Neuroscience Class 2017 - A Step Ahead

  • 29 May 2017

Congratulations to the Neuroscience class of 2017 who have now competed their undergraduate studies in UCC and will graduate with a BSc in Neuroscience in the coming months.

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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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