Cork NeuroScience (CNS) Centre Goals
The goal of Cork NeuroScience (CNS) centre is to understand brain function and to translate this knowledge to improve brain health throughout the lifespan, a major scientific and societal challenge of the 21st century. Over the past decade, we have established a cohesive network of excellence in Neuroscience empowering innovative multidisciplinary collaboration between scientists, clinicians, technologists, industry, educators and society surmounting traditional boundaries. Working together, our shared approaches are accelerating discoveries of brain function that are translating to new therapies and innovative approaches to improve brain health throughout the lifespan.
Improve our knowledge of brain function in health and disease
Our CNS centre employs cutting edge technologies and approaches to improve our knowledge of brain function with major application to leading societal health care issues including: Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, dementia, depression, schizophrenia, epilepsy, seizures, multiple sclerosis, and stroke. Together we maximise strategic interactions and innovative collaborations with national and international teams, industrial partners, and patient groups to accelerate progress in the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and care for these primary, neurological and psychiatric disorders for the benefit of both the individual and society.
Our world-class principal investigators, students, researchers and inter-disciplinary ethos coupled with our strong educational and research portfolio is enabled by major institutional infrastructural, and funding support. Our principal investigators span diverse disciplines including: pharmacology, psychiatry, biochemistry/cell and molecular biology; gerontology, neurogastroenterology, neurology, pharmacy, bioengineering, nanotechnology, anatomy, psychology and more. All work together sharing resources, ideas and technologies to catalyse the improved understanding of the brain at levels of molecules, cells, synapses, circuits and systems that underpin brain function in health and disease.
We welcome you to explore the CNS centre website to learn more about our dynamic enterprise our people, research, education, outreach and opportunities.