NSI Newsletter March 2020

NSI Newsletter March 2020

Its been a busy few months since our last newsletter. NSI has awarded 13 Travel Bursaries for young Irish Neuroscientists to present their work at FENS 2020, there are a number of events scheduled to mark Brain Awareness Week, The International Brain Bee Competition in Ireland and much, much more.  Click here to access the newsletter

NSI Travel Bursary Awardees to attend FENS2020

NSI Travel Bursary Awardees to attend FENS2020

Congratulations to the following NSI members that have been awarded Travel Bursaries to Attend FENS2020. We hope you enjoy the conference.

  • Laura Boullon from NUI Galway
  • Caitlin Devine from University of Ulster
  • Erin Harris from University College Cork
  • Edel Hughes from NUI Galway
  • Rachel Humphrey from NUI Galway
  • Oisin Joyce from Trinity College Dublin
  • Megan Ni Bhroin from Trinity College Dublin
  • Adaobi Okolo from NUI Galway
  • Kapil Sharma from Trinity College Dublin
  • Stephen Shovlin from Trinity College Dublin
  • Aoife Thornton from NUI Galway
  • Caoimhe Ward from University of Ulster
  • Meimei Yang from NUI Galway

NSI membership now due + NSI Travel Bursaries for FENS2020

NSI membership now due + NSI Travel Bursaries for FENS2020

Neuroscience Ireland membership for 2020 is now due for renewal – click here to renew

 

NSI membership gives you full membership of FENS with their significant associated benefits including reduced registration costs for attendance at FENS2020 and SfN and eligibility to apply for FENS bursaries to attend this meeting.

 

Neuroscience Ireland provides bursaries for young Neuroscience Ireland Members (PhD students or postdoctoral researchers) to attend international conferences each year. This year we are launching a special Travel Bursary Scheme for those wishing to attend FENS 2020.

The deadline for Bursary Applications is 18th February 2020.

The application form can be downloaded by clicking at the link here: NSI Travel Bursary Application Form

Please complete the form and include evidence of submission of your FENS abstract as well as a letter from your supervisor/mentor. .

Applications should be emailed to: neuroscience.ireland@gmail.com with “Travel bursary application” in the title.

Screening of “Mood Atlas” at NUI Galway

Screening of “Mood Atlas” at NUI Galway

Ishka Films and National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway present ‘Mood Atlas’ screening Saturday December 14th at 3pm at the O’Donoghue Theatre on NUI Galway campus. This short film describes the experience of living with bipolar disorder and the research underway in the Clinical Neuroimaging Laboratory NUI Galway to understand the neuroscience behind it. All are welcome to this free event. The project has been funded by the Health Research Board, Knowledge Exchange and Dissemination Awarded to Dr Dara M Cannon. Please RSVP to f.martyn6@nuigalway.ie

NSI Outreach and Public Engagement 2019

NSI Outreach and Public Engagement 2019

Profs Áine Kelly and Richard Roche in conjunction with Tiger Media, have created this short video highlighting some of the outreach and public engagement activities the Neuroscience Ireland have been involved in in 2019

These activities have included:

A Brain Awareness Week event entitled “Painting Music: sound as vision via synaesthesia”.  In this event, the remarkable nature of how sensory information is processed in the brain was conveyed through music and art, through live simultaneous performance of a synaesthete musician, Svetlana Rudenko,  and a synaesthete artist, Timothy Layden

One of the highlights of the year was NSI organisation of the public programme of the BNA2019 Festival of Neuroscience. This event comprised 16 events held in 9 venues around Dublin city centre, with a satellite ‘Brain Movie Night’ event in Galway. The programme had events to suit all tastes, from rap to classical music, from art to contemporary dance and drama, along with well-attended educational events focused on brain research and patient experience.

Click here to watch the video