- 26 Oct 2017
Congratulations to Dr Shane Morley who was conferred with his PhD degree this week. Best wishes from everyone in the Department of Physiology.
Research from the Department of Physiology, published this month in The Journal of Physiology, describes physiological deficits and compensation at play in a mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a devastating neuromuscular disease affecting about 1:3,500 live male births.
Staff and trainees from the Department of Physiology attended the Oxford Conference on the Control of Breathing, which was held at Merton College in September 2017, returning to Oxford, the site of the first meeting in the series, after 39 years on an international roadshow.The conference brought together world leaders in the field of respiratory control and modelling.
Professor Ken O’Halloran presented at the International Union of Physiological Sciences meeting in Rio de Janeiro, August 2017. Ken’s talk on: “Hypoxia-induced diaphragm dysfunction: Strengthening the case for antioxidant intervention in respiratory patients” was part of a symposium: Diaphragm plasticity in ageing & disease: Therapies for muscle weakness go from strength to strength!
Congratulations to David Burns, a PhD trainee with Professor Ken O’Halloran at the Department of Physiology, who will receive the prestigious Usha Award from the American Physiological Society at Experimental Biology in April.
Dr Mark Rae and his PhD student Aidan Karr attended the XIV International Meeting of the European Calcium Society in Valladolid, Spain (Sept 25th -29th). Aidan presented a poster entitled ‘Evidence for Altered Calcium Homeostasis and Bcl-2 Expression in Cultured Hippocampal Neurons in Young (<6 days) Rodent Models of Alzheimer’s Disease (3xTg AD Mouse & TgF344-AD Rat)’.
Professor Ken O’Halloran was invited to speak at a strategic workshop organized by the Brazilian Physiological Society held on Thursday August 25th
The Department of Physiology hosted the Annual Meeting of the Section of Biomedical Sciences of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland on Thursday 21st June 2016 at the Western Gateway Building, University College Cork.
UCC hosted the annual meeting of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland (Section of Biomedical Sciences) in June. Congratulations to Sarah Drummond who was awarded best poster prize.
The Department of Physiology hosted the annual awards event at the close of the academic year on the evening of the viva voce examinations 19 May 2016. Prof James Jones (UCD) who served as external examiner for the BSc Physiology degree programme had an opportunity to meet several students including all prize winners. Congratulations to all students on a great performance in the examinations. We wish you all continued success into the future.
UCC Physiology: Getting high Research Expedition in Nepal
Experimental Biology 2016, UCC Physiology on the map
The Department of Physiology was very well represented at the FASEB 2016 conference in San Diego in early April.
Congratulations Dr O’Malley, Department of Physiology, UCC who was one of four Irish researchers to successfully secure €400,000 in Seed funding through the SFI-HRB-Wellcome Trust Biomedical Research Partnership to explore their own novel research ideas.
The gene editing group led by Patrick Harrison is set to become a key member of a new virtual Strategic Research Centre following the award of a €920,000 grant from the Cystic Fibrosis Trust