News archive 2017
Shauna Wallace-Fitzsimons awarded poster prize at New Horizons Conference
Congratulations to Ms Shauna Wallace Fitzsimons PhD student in the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience who was awarded runner-up for best poster presentation at the New Horizons Medical Research conference held in UCC on December 7th.
Shauna is completing a PhD on the novel signalling of the oxytocin receptor with other G-protein coupled receptors and it's role in appetite regulation and social behaviours, under the supervision of Dr Harriet Schellekens and Prof. John Cryan. Shauna was awarded runner-up for best poster on her work titled “An Oxytocin Feast: Novel signalling of the Oxytocin Receptor with the Ghrelin Receptor and Glucagon like Peptide 1 Receptor”
New Horizons in Medical Research is an annual scientific conference organised by the School of Medicine, Research and Postgraduate Affairs Committee, UCC. This research conference showcases a diverse range of clinical and translational medical research projects completed across the School of Medicine. It enables students and staff to discuss the latest research in medical sciences, with contributions from staff, undergraduate and postgraduate scientists at the forefront of developments in their areas. The programme includes a stimulating mixture of oral and poster presentations, in addition to plenary lectures by prominent clinician scientists and academic staff from within the School of Medicine.