SURVEY RE CLINICAL COLLABORATION AND NATIONAL BIOBANK FOR NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS

Dr. FitzGerald, a recent representative of Irish Neuroscientists on the Board of Directors of the Irish Institute of Clinical Neuroscience (IICN) and a principal investigator based at NUIG, has compiled a survey aimed at exploring the following topics:

 

  • Scope for closer collaboration between Irish neuroscientists and neurologists or other clinicians who work with individuals who suffer       from neurological disorders
  • Possible barriers to working more closely with neuroscientists
  • Potential for banking/sharing of body fluid and tissue samples and clinical data from Irish people suffering from all categories of neurological        disorders
  • Willingness on the part of neuroscientists to participate in applications to Irish/European/global calls for funding to support collaborative             translational research

 

A similar survey was circulated to members of the Irish Institute for Clinical Neuroscience (IICN) in May this year. The president of Neuroscience Ireland has approved circulation of this survey.  Answers to all questions will be considered confidential and information gathered will be reported, in the first instance, to the Council of Neuroscience Ireland.  Survey information may also be passed on to members of the IICN.

There are a total of 19 questions, which are mostly multiple choice type. The survey should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete.  Your views will be extremely important in gathering momentum for this initiative and we would appreciate your cooperation and input.  The questions can be found by clicking on the link below:

Thank you!

Click here to complete survey on clinical collaboration and national biobank for neurological disorders!

2016 Second Round of Neuroscience Ireland Travel Bursaries – Extended Deadline 14th of December

The 2016 Second Round of Calls for Neuroscience Ireland Travel Bursaries is open.

The deadline for this call is extended to the 14th of December 2016.

The Travel 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. These bursaries are valued at up to €300 each and there are up to five grants available in this round for attending international conferences occuring up to June 2017.

For further information and the application form, please visit:

https://neuroscienceireland.com/awards/

Kind regards,

NSI

 

Abstract Submission Deadline for BNA 2017 – Friday December the 16th

Dear Members,

Please find attached information on abstract submission for the upcoming British Neuroscience Association (BNA) Festival of Neuroscience on the 10th-13th of April 2017 in Birmingham, UK.

You can also find information on Registration rates and deadlines. Please make sure to use the discount code applying to Neuroscience Ireland members when registering.

BNA2017_Festival Partner Briefing_Abstract submission and registration information

Kind regards,

NSI

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
Immunology.

Please contact Prof. Kumlesh K. Dev for further information (devk@tcd.ie)

For further information, please see: PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowships_TCD_July2016

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

NEUROANATOMY
‘WEEKEND WORKSHOP’
Sat 23rd – Sun 24th July 2016, London

Interactive neuroanatomy workshop with video
demonstrations of human brain dissection!
http://www.neurocourses.com/workshop.html

We are also pleased to announce the next…

LIMBIC BRAIN ANATOMY COURSE
Mon 22nd – Tue 23rd Aug 2016

http://www.neurocourses.com/psych.html

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:
https://www.facebook.com/Neurocourses

*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)gmail.com. Young researchers can also nominate themselves.

With best regards,

Neuroscience Ireland