“Mood Atlas” wins at Sci-On Film Festival in Nevada!

“Mood Atlas” wins at Sci-On Film Festival in Nevada!

The short film, “Mood Atlas” has won Best Medical Documentary at the Sci-On Film Festival in Reno, Nevada.

Mood Atlas describes the experiences of Shane Hickey, who is living with Bipolar Disorder, and the research that is underway in the Clinical Neuroimaging Laboratory at NUI Galway to map Shane’s brain and emotions, to improve the diagnosis and treatment of this condition.

Mood Atlas was directed by multiple award-winning director, Mia Mullarkey of Ishka Films, and was 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 Cannon.

The Sci-On Film Festival is the “Biggest Little Science + Fiction Film Festival in the World.” Their goal is to bring science fiction and science fact short films to audiences around the world – and to recognize, reward and showcase creativity, ingenuity and science-based imagination.

Congratulations to Shane, Dara, Mia and all involved in this wonderful film!

ICRS2020 in Galway is cancelled

ICRS2020 in Galway is cancelled

Following very careful consideration, the ICRS Board of Directors has taken a decision to cancel both the main ICRS2020 Symposium and the associated Satellite Symposium on Cannabinoids and Chronic Pain – originally scheduled for July 4 – 9 in Galway, Ireland – due to the COVID-19 crisis.

See the full statement here: https://new.icrs.co/ICRS2020/ICRS2020/

ICRS will return to Galway 2022 and we look forward to welcoming you all then.

GNC Travel Awards for FENS2020

GNC Travel Awards for FENS2020

***Deadline: 18th February 2020***

To support Galway Neuroscience Centre members’ attendance at the FENS2020 Forum of Neuroscience in Glasgow (11-15th July 2020), we are pleased to announce that we will be providing FENS2020 travel awards for GNC PhD students and post-doctoral researchers.

These will be awarded to PhD students and post-doctoral applicants who are both GNC and Neuroscience Ireland members, who have submitted an abstract for FENS2020, and who have  also applied for a Neuroscience Ireland FENS2020 travel bursary. Applicants that do not receive a travel bursary from Neuroscience Ireland will be considered for a Galway Neuroscience Centre travel award.

Eligibility:
1. You must be a GNC PhD student or post-doctoral researcher.
2. You must be a member of Neuroscience Ireland (apply here).
3. You must have submitted an abstract for FENS2020 (submit here).
4. You must have applied for the Neuroscience Ireland Travel FENS2020 bursary (apply here).

Application Process:
After fulfilling the above eligibility criteria, simply send a copy of your Neuroscience Ireland travel bursary application form to neuroscience@nuigalway.ie. The deadline for submission is the 18th February 2020 – the same as the FENS2020 abstract submission deadline and the Neuroscience Ireland travel bursary deadline.

Regards,

The GNC Committee

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!