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Brain Art Competition 2014 & Congratulations to Dr. Richard Roche

23 Jun

Congratulations to our own Dr. Richard Roche on his winning piece in this year’s Brain Art Competition hosted by the Neuro Bureau.

Dr. Richard Roche’s piece, entitled “The Isle of Cortica” is a Brain Art Map bringing together his strong ongoing interest in combining science and art.

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The piece was “strongly influenced by the Nick Cave Riddle Map by GANDesign Art Studio (http://gandesign.com/Nick_cave_map.html#) and by the maps of JRR Tolkein for the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. It contains 28 references to significant facts, persons or discoveries from the history of neuroscience and neuropsychology. You can view the map and see all 28 references explained here: http://thebrainartmap.wordpress.com/ Sincere thanks to Francesca Farina of NUI Maynooth for useful discussions and suggestions for content.”

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Viva la Viva

19 Feb

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Congratulations to NeuroLab member Noleen Brady on passing her viva yesterday.We wish her all the best in the future and hope she’ll come back for a visit.

Viva News

7 Feb

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Congratulations to NeuroLab member Daniel Barry on passing his viva. We knew you could do it!

FENS Forum 2014

24 Jan

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The Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) are holding their bi-annual conference in Milan, Italy from the 5th-9th Of July this year. The programme of lectures and symposia is available on their website

http://fens2014.neurosciences.asso.fr/index.php.

The symposia seem quite interesting to be mainly molecular/cellular in nature with a smattering of talks on behaviour or cognition. There is a nice mix of topics in the plenary lectures including ‘Reward, value and psychopathology’ delivered by Ray Dolan from London and ‘Adjusting brain circuits for learning and memory’ by Pico Caroni from Basel.

All Neuroscience Ireland members qualify for FENS membership and can thus avail of the reduced members registration fee. Registration fees do not include abstract submission however so you will have to pay an extra supplemental fee if you wish to present a poster at the conference.

FENS 2014 is shaping up to be an interesting conference and is a well attended forum. It provides a great networking opportunity for those involved in research, be they academics or postgraduate students, and fosters communication and collaboration.

Early registration and abstract submission closes on the 2nd of February; to register please follow this link

http://fens2014.neurosciences.asso.fr/pages/index2.php?sub=14&left=11&left2=1

Hope to see you there!

UCD Stroke Management Study Day

14 Jan

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UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science will be hosting a study day on the 1st of February from 9:30-3PM covering current issues and management of stroke in Ireland. This meeting is targeted towards healthcare professionals, clinicians and students involved in healthcare study or research and topics are therefore wide-ranging and diverse, encompassing basic overviews all the way up to specific study types that can be done in stroke research.

Speakers include Prof. Harbison from St. James’s Hospital, Prof. Sean Murphy from The Mater Hospital & RCSI and Prof. David Williams from Beaumont Hospital and attendees will get an insight into stroke diagnosis, treatment and management from an Irish perspective, something which is relatively lacking in the literature. Indeed, current stroke statistics for Ireland are quite hard to find so I believe this study day will be very beneficial from a basic and a more specific point of view.

Registration is open now and the cost is extremely reasonable (€50 standard, €20 for full-time students). If you are interested in attending please follow the link below for the full programme and to register for what looks like an interesting and educational day.

http://neuroskill.eu/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/CPD/stroke-management.html