Dr Roisin McMackin – NSI Early Career Investigator Award Winner

Dr Roisin McMackin – NSI Early Career Investigator Award Winner

Congratulations to Dr Roisin McMackin, winner of the NSI Early Career Investigator Award 2022. Roisin will present her research at the NSI Young Investigator Symposium on October 27th. Registration remains open for the symposium (click here) and we encourage you attend to hear this and the many other exciting and interesting talks.

Dr McMackin recently received her PhD in Clinical Medicine from Trinity College Dublin for investigation of electrophysiological biomarkers of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Dr McMackin’s research includes the use of electroencephalography (EEG) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to investigate the change in neural networks in ALS, to progress understanding the mechanism of ALS and to enhance categorisation of different clinical presentations of ALS. This innovative approach also has broader utility in measuring changes in other neurodegenerative diseases and in the development of new therapeutic drugs, particularly those with multimodal activity.  Dr McMackin has already published four research papers and two review articles as first author in high-profile journals including, Neurobiology of Aging and NeuroImage Clinical.

She is currently a UK Motor Neuron Disease (MND) Association Postdoctoral Non-Clinical Research Fellow, and is already an internationally-recognised expert in Threshold-Tracking TMS. Even at this early career stage Dr McMackin is known as an outstanding researcher that actively supports more junior peers and the next generation of female scientists. As described by one nominee, ‘she is an embodiment of the saying ‘a rising tide lifts all boats with it’’.

Congratulations Roisin from all at NSI

Exciting Book Launch – Pioneers of Irish Science

Exciting Book Launch – Pioneers of Irish Science

Pioneers of Irish Science: A History of Brain Science in Ireland 

Exciting book launch for Irish Neuroscience

The Long Room in Trinity College Dublin was the venue on the 21st March 2022 for the exciting book launch and latest offering from authors Dr Zsuzsanna Zarka (Maynooth University), Prof Áine Kelly (Trinity College Dublin) and Associate Prof Richard Roche (Maynooth University), left to right in picture above. The event was attended by enthusiastic scientists from around Ireland and the book warmly received.  The book contains biographies of fifteen significant figures in the global history of neuroscience who spearheaded important developments in brain science. Excitingly, the book reveals an as yet untold story of Irish influence in the rich history of brain science.  Everyone at Neuroscience Ireland would like to congratulate the authors in bringing this amazing account of Irelands contribution to Neuroscience to publication and wish them every success with the book.

To Get Your copy Click Here

NSI Research Mobility Fellowships

NSI Research Mobility Fellowships

Application Form – Click Here

Neuroscience Ireland Research Mobility Fellowships 

Aim of the call

The call for Research Mobility Fellowships aims to support early career researchers (ECRs) including PhD students and Postdocs to undertake scientific visits for research training and fostering collaborations in other Institutions across Ireland. Home and host (secondment) laboratory must be a Member of Neuroscience Ireland at time of application, as well as during the proposed period of the training stay. Successful applicants should acquire new competences and knowledge related to their research, with a defined research plan for the planned visit and demonstrable benefit to their project. The research mobility fellowships will provide support for short visits to a collaborator laboratory of 3 to 5 working days duration to a maximum value of €100 per day.
Please fill the application form here
For any further information, please contact: neuroscience.ireland@gmail.com

NSI Meeting 2021

NSI Meeting 2021

The Neuroscience Ireland 2021 meeting will be held virtually on 9th and 10th September 2021.

 

The programme features 2 poster sessions, 4 themed symposia, 3 Plenary lectures and the Tom Connor Distinguished Investigator Award Prize Lecture.

 

Click here to download the 2021 NSI Meeting Programme

 

 

 

The Neuroscience Ireland 2021 meeting will be held virtually on 9th and 10th September 2021.

 

The programme features 2 poster sessions, 4 themed symposia, 3 Plenary lectures and the Tom Connor Distinguished Investigator Award Prize Lecture.

 

Registration and abstract submission are FREE for Neuroscience Ireland members. If you are not a member, you can join at this link, https://neuroscienceireland.com/join/ where you can also find out about the other member benefits, including FENS membership.

 

The abstract submission deadline for poster presentations is 6th August. Some abstracts will also be selected for a data blitz presentation at the meeting. The registration deadline is 27th August.

 

Please join us for 2 days of excellent neuroscience – we hope to see you there!

 

Click here to register or submit an abstract.