Galway Neuroscience Centre


Congrats - GNC Members Publish in Nature!
Congratulations to GNC members Professor Gary Donohoe (School of Psychology), Professor Colm McDonald (Psychiatry), Dr. Derek Morris (Biochemistry/Biomedical Science) and Dr. Dara Cannon (Anatomy) on their co-authorship of an important research paper published recently in the prestigious scientific journal, Nature. See Irish Times commentary here and full paper here

Inaugural Professor Turlough Fitzgerald Memorial Lecture.
The Inaugural Professor Turlough Fitzgerald Memorial Lecture will be given by Professor Richard Reynolds from Imperial College London on Thursday 22nd January 2015. Full details here.

Turlough Fitzgerald was Professor of Anatomy ay NUI Galway, who sadly passed away last year. Professor Fitzgerald made an outstanding contribution to Anatomy and Neuroscience at Galway and internationally, and this laid the foundation for the strengths that we now have in Neuroscience research and teaching at this University. His obituary, published in the Journal of Anatomy, can be read here.       

24th Meeting of the Network of European CNS Transplantation & Restoration
This year, the Galway Neuroscience Centre hosted the NECTAR 2014 conference. The NECTAR conferences are a major international gathering for researchers working on the development of restorative cell and gene therapies for neurodegenerative diseases. This conference has been held annually across Europe since its inauguration in Lund, Sweden in 1984, and this is the first time in its history that this prestigious international meeting has come to Ireland.
See more on the NECTAR conference in the Irish Times, Irish Examiner and Connacht Tribune news articles.

CoEN: International Network of Centres of Excellence in Neurodegeneration
The Galway Neuroscience Centre is a member of the International Network of Centres of Excellence in Neurodegeneration (CoEN) the aim of which is to build collaborative research activity in neurodegeneration research across borders, focusing on the critical mass and excellence. The CoEN initiative operates under the EU Joint Programme Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) which is the largest global research initiative aimed at tackling the challenge of neurodegenerative diseases. For a list of participating researchers and their interests, please see the Principal Investigators page.   

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