News Archive 2016

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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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 -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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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

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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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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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