HRB Post-doctoral and PhD Fellowships, TCD

Applications are invited for one Postdoctoral Fellowship and two PhD Fellowships, funded in part by the Health Research Board, Ireland (HRB) and by industrial funding, to commence immediately.

The project will investigate the use of S1P1 receptors as drug targets in animal models of Alzheimer’s and Krabbe Disease. A range of behavioural and motor function tests will be used to study these effects. Candidates with expertise in animal behavioural studies
are highly encouraged to apply.

These projects will be supervised by Professor Kumlesh K. Dev (Drug Development, School
of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland).

Applications are welcome from motivated
candidates who possess a degree in Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Genetics or

Please contact Prof. Kumlesh K. Dev for further information (

For further information, please see: PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowships_TCD_July2016

Neuroanatomy Weekend Workshop_23-24th of July, King’s College London

Sat 23rd – Sun 24th July 2016, London

Interactive neuroanatomy workshop with video
demonstrations of human brain dissection!

We are also pleased to announce the next…

Mon 22nd – Tue 23rd Aug 2016

Course Director
Dr Paul Johns, BSc BM MSc FRCPath
(Consultant neuropathologist / senior lecturer in neuroanatomy)

Author of
Clinical Neuroscience: An Illustrated Colour Text

See course photos and delegate reviews on Facebook:

*Please note that Neurocourses UK is not affiliated to King’s College London.

Please forward to colleagues who might be interested in attending… thank you!

Young Neuroscientists Symposium – deadline extended

Dear NSI members,

The abstract submission deadline for the Neuroscience Ireland Young Neuroscientists Symposium (YNS) has been extended to July 29th. The goal of the symposium (on Sept 1st) is to provide a platform for young neuroscientists to showcase their research in an engaging and supportive environment, and to encourage and enable collaborative efforts amongst the young neuroscience community in Ireland. More information and a link to registration and abstract submission can be found here.

This year the YNS also sees the return of the Neuroscience Ireland Early Career Award, recognising the outstanding members of the young neuroscience community. We encourage all PIs and conference attendees to nominate a recipient by emailing a short description of the researcher’s achievements to youngneuroireland2016(at) Young researchers can also nominate themselves.

With best regards,

Neuroscience Ireland

Pain Research Attractive Posts – Neurophysiology/Nociception/Biochemistry, ICNT, DCU

Pain Research Attractive Posts – Neurophysiology/Nociception/Biochemistry

Three research positions are available at the International Centre for Neurotherapeutics (ICNT), Dublin City University.

For academic qualifications and further information, please see the attached file:

Neurophysiologist, Biochemist, Nociception Specialist, ICNT, DCU – July 2016

Closing Date for Applications: 15th of July 2016

PhD Position, CSM / Department of Physiology and Medical Physics, RCSI

Dear Members,

Please find attached PhD position at the  Centre for Systems Medicine (CSM) and Department of Physiology and Medical Physics, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI, Dublin, Ireland)

Supervisors: Prof. Jochen Prehn and Dr. Niamh Connolly

Closing date: Applications should be received by July 31st, 2016.

EpimiRNA PhD Project Proposal

Kind regards,

Neuroscience Ireland

Travel Bursary Application Deadline Extended: Now 3rd of June 2016

The 2016 Call for Neuroscience Ireland Travel Bursaries is open.

The deadline for this call is now extended to the 3rd of June 2016.

These bursaries are awarded to post-graduate and post- doctoral members of NSI whose work has been accepted for presentation at an international conference. These bursaries are valued at up to €300 each and there are up to five grants available this year.  Bursaries are awarded to post-graduate and post-doctoral members of NSI whose work has been accepted for presentation at an international conference six months ahead and after the deadline.

The application form can be downloaded by clicking the link below.  Please complete the form, include evidence of acceptance of your abstract for either a talk or oral presentation, and submit to the neuroscience Ireland gmail account. Please include “Travel bursary application” in the title.  E-mail completed applications to:

Travel Bursary Application Form 2016

Young Neuroscientists Symposium, 1st Sept 2016

The 2016 Young Neuroscience Symposium took place on September 1st, 2016 in Trinity College Dublin.

More information, the provisional schedule, and our generous sponsors.

The goal of the symposium is to provide a platform for young Irish based neuroscientists to showcase their research in an engaging and supportive environment. It is also hoped that the symposium will encourage and enable collaborative efforts amongst the young neuroscience community in Ireland.
The event will feature three keynote speakers representing clinical, basic science and industry including Dr. Dara Cannon (NUI Galway), Dr. Lee Dawson (Astex Pharmaceuticals) and Prof. Dr. Alon Chen, Director and Scientific Member of the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry. This year’s event will also feature an interactive career panel discussion which will allow attendees to interact with faculty members, including Dr. Stella Vlachou (DCU) , as well as industry representatives, including Dr. Niamh Murphy (MSL, Novartis).
The event will provide a wonderful opportunity for research dissemination through oral communications and poster presentations spanning all aspects of neuroscience. There will be prizes for best postdoc oral communication and best PhD oral communication as well as poster prizes for outstanding research potential and presentation. This year will also see the return of the Neuroscience Ireland Early Career award. Attendees and PIs are encouraged to nominate outstanding members of the young neuroscience community by emailing a short description of the researcher’s achievements to
The social event will also return and will be held at the nearby Xico on Baggot Street.
Abstract submission and registration is now open!!!
General information can be found on the Symposium Info page.

Please make sure to be following updates regularly.


Biology of Brain Disorders, 28-29th June 2016, Trinity College Dublin


Biology of Brain Disorders 2016 (BBD 2016) is a workshop that will be run on the 28th and the 29th of June 2016 in Dublin. The workshop will have international experts giving talks on the latest developments neurobiology of a range of Brain Disorders. Specifically the talks will engage with basic mechanisms that underpin the onset and the progression of the disorders as well as identifying unique molecular mechanisms that are specific to a given disorder.

During this two day workshop the international speakers will present advances in a number of basic biological mechanism involved in Brain Disorders including the disorder’s neurogenetics, neuroimmunity, epigenetics, plasticity and new technologies that may help in examining these conditions.

The aim of the workshop is to present a better understanding of these disorders that will help encourage new research and possible new avenues for therapeutic interventions. In many ways this is an ideal platform for students of all levels to enhance their own knowledge and discover the latest research directions in Brain Disorders.

We hope that BBD 2016 will help to update the scientific communities’ understanding of these Brain Disorders and to open up possibilities for collaboration between the attending scientists, medical researchers and industry partners using this workshop as an interface for the participants.

For further information and registration, please visit: