NSI Scientific Stream at BNA2019 Festival of Neuroscience

NSI Scientific Stream at BNA2019 Festival of Neuroscience


As Festival Partners for BNA2019, NSI are delighted to have been involved in developing an exciting scientific stream within the BNA2019 Festival of Neuroscience. This stream is composed of an excellent line up of symposium, workshops and plenary lectures chaired and delivered by Irish Neuroscience researchers.  Come see the latest research from early career through to veteran neuroscientists on a wide array of exciting topics.

For a full list of symposium and plenary lectures see below and click here

NSI Opening Plenary and The Brain Prize Plenary Lecture

Sunday 14th April: 18:00 – 19:00, the Auditorium, CCD

Decisions, uncertainty and rewards

Professor Ray Dolan,
Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, UK

Symposium Sessions

Sunday 14th April: 13.00 – 14.40

S3: Precision therapy: Antisense oligonucleotides targeting coding and noncoding RNAs for neurological disorders​
Cristina Reschke, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Ireland (co-chair)
Gerhard Schratt, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
Sarah Tabrizi, University College London, UK.

​Monday 15th April: 9.30 – 11.10

​S12: Cognitive ageing: Inflammatory mechanisms driving changes in brain plasticity
The ‘Neuronal Signaling’ symposium, supported by Portland Press

Yvonne Nolan, University College Cork, Ireland (co-chair)
Annamaria Cattaneo, IRCCS Fatebenefratelli Brescia, Italy.
Sandrine Thuret, King’s College London, UK.
Aine Kelly, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (co-chair)

Monday 15th April: 15.30 – 17.10

S17: Cannabinoids: therapeutic potential in CNS disorders
Roger Pertwee, University of Aberdeen, UK.
Eva Marco, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.
Eric Downer, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (co-chair)
Michelle Roche, NUI Galway, Ireland (co-chair)

Tuesday 16th April: 15.30 – 17.10

S26: The Microbiome: A Key Regulator of the Impact of Diet on Brain Function
John Cryan, University College Cork, Ireland (co-chair)
Carlos Ribiero, Fundação Champalimaud, Portugal.
Marion Rincel, University Bordeaux, France (co-chair)
Philip Burnet, University of Oxford, UK.

Affiliated symposium

Sunday 14th April: 16.20 – 18.00

S7: The link between neuroinflammation and dysregulated metabolism in the context of age and Alzheimer’s disease
Convened by Dementia and Neurodegeneration Network Ireland

Marina Lynch, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (co-chair)
Catherine B. Lawrence, University of Manchester, UK (co-chair)
Robert Cumming, University of Western Ontario, Canada.
Michael Heneka, University of Bonn Medical Center, Germany.

Tuesday 16th April: 09.30 – 11.10

S24: Impact Factor: Concussion and Brain Health
John Kealy, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (co-chair)
Niamh Lynch, Bon Secours Hospital, Cork, Ireland (co-chair)
Ann McKee, Boston University, US
Nicola Marchi, Institut de Génomique Fonctionelle, France

Tuesday 16th April: 15.30 – 17.10

S28: Let’s stick together – neurodegeneration an expanding disease spectrum
Convened by the Association of British Neurologists

Timothy Lynch, University College Dublin, Ireland (co-chair)
Jonathan Schott, University College London, UK (co-chair)
Matthew Jones, University of Manchester, UK.
Paola Piccini, Imperial College London, UK.

Wednesday 17th April: 09.30 – 11.10

S34: Vascular Neurology 
Convened by the Irish Institute of Clinical Neuroscience
Keith Muir, University of Glasgow, UK
Dominick McCabe, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (co-chair)
Aine Merwick, Beaumont Hospital, Ireland
Alex Leff, UCL, UK (co-chair)

SsC: Early Career Researcher Prizewinners’ session

Kathy Ruddy, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland – NSI Early Career Investigator award winner


SUNDAY 14TH APRIL: 16.20 – 18.00
W1: Big Data: Management, modelling & collaboration 
Madeleine Lowery, University College Dublin, Ireland (chair) – Modelling big data, an inter-disciplinary approach 
Claire Gillan, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland – Big Data: techniques and collaboration for psychiatric health 
John Terry, University of Exeter, UK – Computational Biology
Damien Coyle, Ulster University, UK – Neurotechnology and Brain-Computer Interfaces
Sara Pulit, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Netherlands – Computational biology applications in large-scale omics data: examples from obesity genetics

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