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

Researchers at NUI Galway’s Centre for Pain Research win medals at the Irish Pain Society Meeting

Picture: Prof Brian McGuire, Dr Michelle Roche, Prof David Finn, Stephanie Bourke and Rachel Humphrey

Picture: Prof Brian McGuire, Dr Michelle Roche, Prof David Finn, Stephanie Bourke and Rachel Humphrey

The 21st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Irish Pain Society was held virtually on Saturday 16th October 2021. Clinical experts and scientists from Europe, the UK, Canada and the US spanning a range of professional disciplines including basic science, pain medicine, surgery, nursing, physiotherapy and psychology presented their work to an audience of scientists and health practitioners. Marking the Global Year about Back Pain, the meeting heard about challenges and opportunities in identifying and treating back pain, and new and innovative approaches in research and clinical practice. In addition, the latest pain research was presented from across Ireland with researchers from NUI Galway’s Centre for Pain Research receiving prestigious prizes, continuing an impressive track record of success in these competitions.

Rachel Humphrey, a final year PhD student supervised by Dr Michelle Roche and Prof David Finn, won the Irish Pain Research Network (IPRN) Medal for her short oral presentation entitled “Altered somatosensory and inflammatory pain responding in the VPA rat model of autism”.  Fodhla ni Chéileachair, supervised by Dr. Hannah Durand and Prof Brian McGuire, won the Clinical Research Medal for her presentation on “Coping with primary dysmenorrhea: A qualitative analysis of period pain management among students who menstruate”. Stephanie Bourke, an IRC-funded PhD student under the supervision of Prof David Finn and Prof Brian McGuire, was awarded the runner up prize in the Clinical Research category for her poster on “Alterations in plasma endocannabinoid levels in patients with neuropathic pain”. The research competition was judged by a panel of international experts who commended the high quality of the research. Co-Directors for the Centre for Pain Research, Dr Michelle Roche, Prof David Finn and Prof Brian McGuire, congratulated all the prize winners and stated that such achievements are a testament to the high quality pain research being carried out at NUI Galway.

 

Picture: Prof Brian McGuire, Dr Michelle Roche, Prof David Finn, Stephanie Bourke and Rachel Humphrey.

GNC Research Day 2021 – Call for Abstract Submissions

GNC Research Day 2021 – Call for Abstract Submissions

The call for abstract submission for the 2021 Galway Neuroscience Research Day, which will be held on Friday December 10th in NUIG is now open.

After such a long lockdown, we look forward to hearing about your research on what promises to be an exciting day of Neuroscience research. In addition to your research, a number of excellent established and early career researchers will give talks on the day – more details to follow.

Abstracts are now being accepted for short oral (5min) talk or poster presentations until Tuesday 23rd November.

Please use the template provided to complete your abstract, stating your preference for poster or short oral and submit to declan.mckernan@nuigalway.ie

GNC Research Day 2021 Abstract Template

Dr Karen Doyle is incoming President of Neuroscience Ireland

Dr Karen Doyle is incoming President of Neuroscience Ireland

Congratulations to the Galway Neuroscience Centre’s, Dr Karen Doyle, who was announced as incoming President of Neuroscience Ireland at their biennial research conference in September 2021.

Dr Doyle is a Senior Lecturer in Physiology and Principal Investigator at National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway. She is the founder leader of the Galway Neuroscience Centre (2004 – 2009), is a former Vice President of Neuroscience Ireland (2007–2009) and Vice Dean for Graduate Studies in the College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, NUI Galway (2011–2015). Dr Doyle is a member of The Physiological Society, Neuroscience Ireland, British Neuroscience Association, European Stroke Organisation and World Stroke Organisation and is a member of the Editorial Board of Physiology News and PlosOne. Dr Doyle is a previous recipient of the Presidents Award for Teaching Excellence in NUI Galway (2015) and winner of a National Teaching Experts Award, from the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (2015). 

Dr Doyle’s research involves studying neurovascular stress, the causes of neuronal loss and investigating novel strategies to protect brain tissue from damage. Her focus is on understanding the pathophysiology of occlusive stroke, the characteristics of human blood clots that cause occlusive strokes and also the effect of cerebral hypoperfusion and reperfusion strategy on the survival of brain tissue. 

We wish Karen the very best in this new role!