Honorary Conferrings

Honorary Doctorate for Professor John O'Keefe

Nobel Prize winner Professor John O’Keefe will visit UCC on 15 December as he returns from Nobel Week, where he will receive an Honorary Doctorate and deliver a lecture at a major UCC Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience symposium.

Professor John O’Keefe, who is based out of University College London, was recently jointly awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Norwegian neuroscientists May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser, for discovering an ‘inner GPS’ that helps the brain to navigate.

UCC is in turn recognising Professor O’Keefe with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science (DSc) on Monday 15 December, which UCC President Dr Michael Murphy commented is in recognition of his ground-breaking contributions to neuroscience.

Professor O’Keefe will deliver the main lecture at a UCC symposium that also features a number of other renowned Irish neuroscientists.

The Honorary Conferring ceremony will be live-steamed via http://www.ucc.ie/en/live/

‘The Hippocampus in Health & Disease’ is organised by Science Foundation Ireland-funded Investigators Dr Yvonne Nolan and Professor John F. Cryan of UCC’s Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience.

See more information on both the Honorary Conferring and symposium at: http://bit.ly/12GlhEZ

Category: Official University Events: Honorary Conferrings
Time: 4.45pm (See link/info below)
Location: See link/info below (WGB/Aula Maxima)
Target Audience: See link/info below
Admission Price: € See link/info below
Contact: Tom McCarthy

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