Galway Neuroscience at the BT Young Scientists Exhibition

Galway Neuroscience at the BT Young Scientists Exhibition

The Galway Neuroscience Centre had a fantastic day at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition at the RDS in Dublin in January 2020.

It was a great opportunity for us to see the student projects and other exhibitions through the day, and of course, it was great to see so much interest from young people in neuroscience!

 

We are  indebted to our volunteers John Kelly, Alvaro Llorente-Berzal, Patricia Calcagno and Cerena Kyanna Miravalles! Your enthusiasm made all the difference to making the Galway Neuroscience stand a success!

Registration & Abstract Submission for ICRS2020 is now open!

Registration & Abstract Submission for ICRS2020 is now open!

International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS) Symposium on the Cannabinoids

The 30th Annual International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS) Symposium on the Cannabinoids will be hosted in Galway by ICRS President and Galway Neuroscience Centre former Director, Prof David Finn, from 4th-9th July 2020.

The call for abstracts and meeting registration is now open at the ICRS2020 website here: http://icrs2020.org/

 

Satellite Medical Education Symposium on Cannabis and Cannabinoids for Pain and Related Disorders

Additionally, on Saturday 4th July, there will be a Satellite Medical Education Symposium on Cannabis and Cannabinoids for Pain and Related Disorders in the Bailey Allen Hall, NUI Galway.

This satellite symposium is aimed primarily at medical doctors, trainees/students and other healthcare professionals working in disciplines that include (but are not limited to) pain, general practice, anaesthesiology, rheumatology, palliative care, neurology, psychiatry, psychology, clinical pharmacology, pharmacy and scientific research. Further details on the objectives, speakers and registration for this satellite symposium can be found at:

https://nuigalwayicrs.clr.events/event/129278

It is possible to register for the Satellite Symposium without registering for the full ICRS meeting, and vice versa.

GNC PhD student wins at Spanish Cannabinoid Meeting

GNC PhD student wins at Spanish Cannabinoid Meeting

Congratulations to GNC PhD student, Laura Boullon (pictured here in the middle), who won best oral communication prize in the 20th conference of the Spanish Society on Cannabinoid Research (SEIC) held on Barcelona 21st-23rd November.

Laura presented her work entitled “Sex-dependent nociceptive behaviours in a peripheral model of neuropathic pain: is there a role for the brain’s endogenous cannabinoid system?”

Her doctoral research is funded by an IRC Laureate award to her supervisor, Dr Álvaro Llorente-Berzal.

Congratulations to them both!

 

National premier of “Mood Atlas”

National premier of “Mood Atlas”

The Galway Neuroscience Centre would like to invite all to the national premier of the new Ishka Films production “Mood Atlas” on Saturday 14th December at 3 pm in the O’Donoghue Theater at NUI Galway. All are welcome to this free event.

Mood Atlas is a short film that describes the experience of living with bipolar disorder, and the research that is underway in the Clinical Neuroimaging Laboratory at NUI Galway to understand the neuroscience behind it.

The project has been funded by the Irish Health Research Board, through a Knowledge Exchange and Dissemination Grant, awarded to the former Director of the Galway Neuroscience Centre, Dr Dara M Cannon.

If you wish to attend, please register your interest by emailing Fiona Martyn: f.martyn6@nuigalway.ie

GNC Director, Dr Una FitzGerald, earns Ireland’s first “My Green Lab” Certification

GNC Director, Dr Una FitzGerald, earns Ireland’s first “My Green Lab” Certification

Congratulations to Dr Una Fitzgerald, Director of the Galway Neuroscience Center, and Founder of the Galway Green Labs, has been awarded “My Green Lab” certification for her lab – the only such certification in Europe.

Una is pictured to the left at the SFI Science Summit 2019 speaking about the initiative and certification.

My Green Labs introduce sustainability to the community responsible for the world’s life-changing medical and technical innovations. Labs are one of the most resource-intensive spaces in any industry, but they don’t have to be. By simply introducing a new perspective, My Green Lab has helped tens of thousands of people make a positive change to their work and create a culture of sustainability in the lab. Read more about My Green Lab here.