Proteus Project: Ulysses Neuroscience Ltd. and FutureNeuro enter into a partnership to advance understanding of the biology of Fragile X Syndrome

Proteus Project: Ulysses Neuroscience Ltd. and FutureNeuro enter into a partnership to advance understanding of the biology of Fragile X Syndrome

Ulysses Neuroscience Ltd., an Irish-based Private R&D Organization based in Trinity College Dublin, and FutureNeuro, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Chronic and Rare Neurological Diseases hosted at RCSI, today announced a strategic partnership to implement Proteus a project combining expertise in cytoskeletal modulation of synaptic plasticity and disruption of blood brain barrier to advance understanding on the biology of Fragile X Syndrome.

Fragile X Syndrome is caused by a mutation in the FMR1 gene and affects both men and women, but tends to be more common and more severe in males. This disorder  is characterized by intellectual disability and atypical social development. Fragile X Syndrome is the most common inherited cause of intellectual disability and affects 1 in 4,000 individuals.

Ulysses Neuroscience has research platforms dedicated to: i) preclinical analysis of cognitive/behavioural alterations and neurophysiological recording; ii) preclinical/clinical biomarker analysis (synaptic plasticity and cytoskeletal dynamics) of proteins and nucleic acids in biological fluids and post-mortem tissues; iii) clinical observational studies for cognitive and behavioural assessments and sampling of biological fluids.

FutureNeuro is the SFI Research Centre for Chronic and Rare Neurological Disease, hosted by RCSI. It has academic partners across the country in Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University, University College Dublin, NUI Galway, University College Cork and Waterford Institute of Technology. The vision of the centre is to enable people with neurological disorders to live independently.

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FENS 2020 grant and voucher programme

FENS 2020 grant and voucher programme

FENS and its member societies are pleased to announce the grant and voucher programme in support of member scientists to attend the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum. 800 grants of 75 EUR each are available to FENS member scientists that have been negatively impacted by the Covid-19 crisis.

The deadline to apply is 12th May 2020. All details on eligibility and the application process can be found on the FENS website:

https://www.fens.org/en/Meetings/Meetings-Grants–Stipends/FENS-Virtual-Forum-Grant-and-Voucher-Programme/

The grants and voucher programme is available to scientists that have already registered to the FENS Forum as well as non-registered members. If you are a FENS member and have already registered for the Forum or are planning to do so, we highly encourage you to apply for this programme and take advantage of the reduced fee for participation.

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.