YNS 2014 Schedule

08:30-9:00 Registration
Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Trinity College Dublin
09:00-9:10 Opening Address
  Dr. Richard Roche (Maynooth University)


Morning Scientific Session
Chairs: Dr. Keith Murphy (UCD) and Dr. Caroline Herron (UCD)
09:10-10:00 Prof. Alan Sanfey, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University, Netherlands
Fairness, Trust, & Cooperation: Insights from Decision Neuroscience
10:00-11:00 Oral session 1
10:00-10:15 Olivia Bilbollet-Bahena (TCD)
Cell-cell communication during thalamocortical development in mice
10-15-10:30 James Reynolds (RCSI)
Proteomic analysis of epileptic tolerance identifies Ubiquitin carboxyl-terminal hydrolase isozyme L1 as a novel contributor to hippocampal neuroprotection
10:30-10:45 Keeley Baker (Maynooth University)
The Development of a Choline Biosensor for Real-Time In-Vivo Monitoring
10:45-11:00 Edel Hennessy (TCD)
Astrocytes are primed by chronic neurodegeneration to produce exaggerated chemokine and cell infiltration responses to acute stimulation with the cytokines IL-1β and TNFα.




Coffee break


11:20-12:00 Career Development Workshop
Chair: Dr. Yvonne Nolan (UCC)
Dr. Niamh O’ Sullivan (UCD)
Dr. Dara Dunican (SFI)
Industry representative – To be confirmed


Afternoon Scientific Session
Chairs: Dr. Áine Kelly (TCD) and Dr. Redmond O’Connell (TCD)
 12:00-12:45 Oral session 2
12:00-12:15 Andrew Patrick Allen (UCC)
Biomarkers of ketamine efficacy in treatment-resistant depression: Focus on BDNF
12:15-12:30 Tom Burke (TCD)
Cognition and Emotional Processing in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
12:30-12:45 Azadeh Beizaei (UCD)
Isolating rearing decreased midkine expression in hippocampus while its level up-regulated by galanthamine and dopamine
 12:45-13:00 Data blitz 1
Chairs: Dr. Áine Kelly (TCD) and Dr. Redmond O’Connell (TCD)
12:45-12:50 Donna Cosgrove (NUIG)
12:50-12:55 Luke Alvey (UCD)


  Éadaoin Griffin (TCD)


13:00-14:00 Lunch and poster session
14:00-14:50 Prof. Michael Heneka, University of Bonn, Germany
Does Inflammation contribute to neurodegenerative disease?


14:50-15:20 Early Career Award winner
Dr. Eva Maria Jimenez Mateos (RCSI)
MicroRNAs in epileptogenesis and epilepsy




Coffee break


 15:40-15:55 Data blitz 2
Chairs: Prof. Oliver Dolly (DCU) and Dr. Colm Cunningham (TCD)
15:40-15:45 Elizabeth Kehoe (TCD)
15:45-15:50 Sinead Kinsella (RCSI)


Niamh Connolly (RCSI)


 15:55-16:40 Oral session 3
Chairs: Prof. Oliver Dolly (DCU) and Dr. Colm Cunningham (TCD)
15:55-16:10 Elizabeth Walshe (Maynooth University)
Falling Head Over Heels: Investigating the higher-cognitive and electrophysiological processes underlying gait and falls
16:10-16:25 Ruth M. Concannon (NUIG)
Pronounced upregulation of the microglial CB2 receptor in an inflammation driven rat model of Parkinson’s disease: Implications for anti-inflammatory disease modification
16:25-16:40 Johangir Sajjad (UCC)
  Sex hormones modulate glutamate reuptake by spinal excitatory amino acid transporters in the rat spinal cord


16:40-17:00 Closing address and prizes
17:00-18:30 Wine reception and finger food
18:30 Social event at the Ginger Man