The 11th FENS Forum of Neuroscience will be held in Berlin from 7th-11th July 2018.
Registration and abstract submission will open on 1st December 2017.
Keep in touch via http://www.forum2018.fens.org/
HDdennomore (pronounced ‘Hidden No More’) is a global coalition of patient advocates dedicated to raising awareness of Huntington’s disease and ending the stigma and shame around the disease.
Read more about HDdennomore and the Irish perspective here:
Senator Elena Cattaneo greets Huntington’s Disease patient, Yosbely Soto Soto from Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela where the gene that causes HD was discovered in 1993
For more information, see:
After eight days of science films from all over the world, the Irish Parkinson’s film “Feats of Modest Valour” won the top Scientist Award at the Imagine Science Film Festival in New York last night.
In addition to the top Science Award prize, the film was also awarded the runner-up People’s Choice Award.
Huge congratulations to Neuroscience Ireland President, Eilís Dowd, and all at the Galway Neuroscience Centre and Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) for this incredible achievement!
In FOMV, Tom, Milena and Brian live clockwork existences, dictated by a strict regime of medication and the challenging physical reality of living with Parkinson’s disease. Meanwhile, Eilís Dowd and her team of scientists at NUI Galway are developing a new medical device which could revolutionise treatment of this the devastating disease. Woven together with observation and animation, this short documentary invites you to witness the story of groundbreaking medical science and offers a contemplation of life and mortality.
Feats of Modest Valour will be screened on RTÉ in November.
Congratulations to our newest round of Travel Bursary winners! We hope you enjoy your conferences, and we look forward to receiving your conference reports for inclusion in our newsletter.
Bibiana Castagna Mota, PhD student with Dr. Áine Kelly, TCD
Coral Lapsley, PhD student with Dr. Elaine Murray, Ulster University, Derry
Luiz Fernando Almeida Silva, PhD student with Prof. David Henshall, RCSI
Mariana Pires Antunes Alves, PhD student with Dr. Tobias Engel, RCSI
Sarah Jarrin, PhD student with Prof. David Finn, NUIG
Our wonderful speakers with the Local Organising Committee and NSI President. Thanks for coming everyone!
Read the news from our NSI AGM here.
Hot off the Galway press – read the NSI2017 conference report here!
European Journal of Neuroscience have just compiled a virtual issue to coincide with NSI2017 that contains a series of recent EJN papers authored by NSI members and Irish labs. Read the issue below!
The NSI2017 Conference booklet is now available for download and perusal in advance of the conference. See you all in a week! More here.