Hello we are Dr Sarah Nicolas and Patricia Flynn,
Neuroscience researchers in the
Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience.
Join us at our two exciting events during Brain Awareness Week 2023
Brain Awareness Week is a global campaign that aims to raise awareness about the importance of brain health and neuroscience research.
The campaign is held annually in March, this year between the 13th-19th of March, and involves a series of events and activities that promote public education and engagement in brain-related topics.
The goal of Brain Awareness Week is to increase public awareness about the brain, how it works, and how it can be affected by disease, injury, and other factors. By promoting education and understanding about the brain, the campaign aims to encourage individuals to take steps to protect and maintain their brain health.
Through Brain Awareness Week, individuals can learn about the latest advances in brain research and discover strategies for promoting brain health and preventing brain-related illnesses. The campaign also aims to inspire young people to pursue careers in neuroscience and other brain-related fields, helping to ensure a bright future for brain research and discovery.
About the Organisers
Dr Sarah Nicolas is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience. Since her PhD she was always fascinated by how environmental factor could influence our brain health. Since she joined the lab of Prof. Yvonne Nolan, Sarah is particularly interested in how physical activity (exercise) interacts with the brain, and can help prevent the onset of memory decline during aging.
Patricia Flynn is a second year PhD student in the lab of Dr André Toulouse and Dr Collette Hand. Her research in the department of Anatomy and Neuroscience is Funded by Breakthrough Cancer Research and investigates a new potential treatment for Glioblastoma, a poor prognosis cancer of the brain.