GNC Research Achievements

  • > 500 full, peer-reviewed research publications over a 5 year period. See full list of publications here.
  • Designated an international Centre of Excellence in Neurodegeneration (CoEN; in 2012 following peer review
  •  €22 million research grant funding secured competitively over 5 years (e.g. from European Union, Wellcome Trust, Charities, Industry, Science Foundation Ireland, Health Research Board, Irish Research Council, Higher Education Authority and others
  • ~50 PhD students, 40 MSc (by research) students and 25 MD students graduated over a 5 year period
  • Introduction of a Structured PhD in Neuroscience
  • Strong track record of successful and productive collaboration with Industry
  • Successful track record in technology transfer and commercialization of research findings in the form of patents, IDFs and spin-out companies
  • Development of novel psychological interventions for the treatment of neurological disorders
  • Organisation of major national and international conferences (e.g. European Workshop on Cannabinoid Research; Network of European CNS Transplantation and Restoration, Neuroscience Ireland, Irish Pain Society)
  • Vibrant public outreach programme comprising large annual exhibits during Brain Awareness Week and the Galway Science Festival and regular school visits, public lectures and media interactions
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