GNC Summer Research Symposium Updates

Picture (left-to-right) of Dr. Michelle Roche, Dr. Ciara Egan, Dr. Emer McGrath, Dr. Ronan Fleming, Dr. Andrea Kwakowsky, Dr. Tom Burke, Dr. Bharat Tripathi, and Dr. Derek Morris

The GNC would like to thank everyone who attended todays Summer Research Symposium. In particular our 6 speakers (Dr. Tom Burke, Dr. Ciara Egan, Dr. Bharat Tripathi, Dr. Andrea Kwakowsky, Dr. Ronan Fleming, and Dr. Emer McGrath) who gave interesting talks across a broad range of topics in Neuroscience, and Dr. Derek Morris and Dr. Michelle Roche for chairing. It was avery enjoyable and informative day!

Picture (left-to-right) of Dr. Michelle Roche, Dr. Ciara Egan, Dr. Emer McGrath, Dr. Ronan Fleming, Dr. Andrea Kwakowsky, Dr. Tom Burke, Dr. Bharat Tripathi, and Dr. Derek Morris
Photo of chairs and speakers of the GNC summer research symposium. Left to right: Dr. Michelle Roche, Dr. Ciara Egan, Dr. Emer McGrath, Dr. Ronan Fleming, Dr. Andrea Kwakowsky, Dr. Tom Burke, Dr. Bharat Tripathi, and Dr. Derek Morris

GNC Summer Research Symposium

GNC Summer Research Symposium Timetable

Several neuroscientists joined the academic staff in NUI Galway at Lecturer/Assistant Professor level and higher just prior to and during the pandemic. Due to restrictions, there has been few opportunities for these new staff to connect with the neuroscience community in person and present their research.

To address this, we are organizing a Galway Neuroscience Centre (GNC) Summer Research Symposium on Friday 1st July (09:20-13:00) in the Human Biology Building.

Please see the attached file for the full schedule including speakers, talk titles and biogs.

GNC Summer Research Symposium 2022

GNC Members Research Updates

Image of Professor Emer McGrath

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Recent work by GNC member Professor Emer McGrath and collaborators on vascular risk factors for dementia, read more here!


See here for an overview of a new collaboration by GNC member Professor Bob Lahue on neurological diseases.

Recording of Naomi Gleeson speaking about her experience of living with LBD

Recording of Naomi Gleeson speaking about her experience of living with LBD

A huge thank you once again to Naomi Gleeson, who joined us at the recent GNC Research Day on December 10th, to speak about her experience of living with Lewy Body Dementia (LBD).

Please watch this very interesting short 10 min recorded conversation between Naomi, Karen Meenan (top right) and Heckle (bottom) from Heckle and Jeckle. Heckle and Jeckle are two Mental Health professionals diagnosed with Early Onset Dementia.

Heckle, Naomi and Karen speak about the importance of social media with LBD – 16 Nov 2021.mp4

They are funny, serious and smart as they explore all facets of daily life living with this baffling and challenging disease. Heckle & Jeckle podcasts have become hits on Spotify: see more here: https://backtracks.fm/discover/s/talking-dementia-with-heckle-jeckle/2128dc7c2cb8c942. Here, the group will discuss the importance of finding people who understand the disease outside of your own family group or caregiving support group.

GNC Research Day 2021 Oral & Poster Presentation Winners!

GNC Research Day 2021 Oral & Poster Presentation Winners!

Thank you to everyone who attended and presented at the GNC Research Day 2021. It was a very enjoyable day full of interesting research.

Congratulations as well to the winners of the presentation competitions!

Best Short Oral presentation: Rachel Kelly

Best Poster presentation: Ciara Shortiss

Runner-up poster presentations: Laura Boullon (left) and Daniela Costa (right):

GNC Research Day 2021

GNC Research Day 2021

 

The GNC research day will take place in the Human Biology Building this Friday 10th December. We have an exciting line-up of talks and posters confirmed and hope you will be able to join us what promises to be an exciting day of Neuroscience research.

Find below important information in relation to the Research Day

Health and Safety: To comply with recommended guidelines, only delegates with valid Covid vaccine certificates will be permitted to attend. Attendees will also be required to register on entry to the lecture theatre, wear face masks, socially distance and use hand sanitizer. No eating or drinking is permitted in the lecture theatre or seminar rooms.

Programme:  The two symposia will be held in B001 Small Lecture Theatre on the lower ground floor of the Human Biology building. Attached is a copy of the programme which will also be available to download via a QR code on the day. In addition to hearing about the GNC members amazing research achievements, we are delighted to be joined by a number of excellent invited speakers who will speak on a variety of Neuroscience topics. You will also have the opportunity to hear from Naomi who will talk about her experience of living with Lewy Body dementia and will be available to answer questions.

Posters: These will be displayed in G001 Seminar Room on the ground floor of the Human Biology Building. Posters should be put up prior to 10:30am. Posters will be presented between 12:30-1:30pm.

Lunch: Vouchers will be provided to delegates for lunch in Sult.

Prizes: There will be three prizes awarded: best short oral presentation, best poster presentation and runner-up poster presentation.

Looking forward to seeing you all on Friday.

GNC Research Day 2021- Programme

GNC Research Day 2021