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RCSI hosts 3U Neuroscience Meeting for ‘European Month of the Brain'

21 May 2013

On Tuesday 21st May the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) hosted a series of Neuroscience seminars as part of the 3U Partnership (a collaboration between RCSI, NUI Maynooth, and Dublin City University). The presentations were held in the Cheyne Lecture Theatre, RCSI from 2pm.
 

Pictured (l-r) at the 3U Neuroscience Meeting in RCSI are Prof John Waddington, Dept of Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics, RCSI; Prof David Cotter, Dept of Psychiatry, RCSI; Ms Ruth Davis, 3U Director; Prof David Henshall, Dept of Physiology & Medical Physics, RCSI; and Prof Jochen Prehn; Dept of Physiology & Medical Physics, RCSI.
 
As May is European Month of the Brain, the aim of this event was to promote neuroscience among researchers within the 3U Partnership.
 
The early afternoon talks were delivered by Professors Jochen Prehn, John Waddington, David Henshall, and David Cotter of RCSI, as well as a talk by Dr Stella Vlachou of DCU. Evening talks were given by Dr Mary Clarke and Dr Hans-Georg Koenig of RCSI and Drs Andrew Coogan and Richard Roche of NUI Maynooth. 
 

Pictured (l-r) at the 3U Neuroscience Meeting in RCSI are Prof Kevin Mitchell, Trinity College Dublin; Ms Ruth Davis, 3U Director; and Prof John Waddington, Dept of Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics, RCSI.
 
The lectures focused on topics including the molecular basis of neurological and psychiatric diseases, emerging drug targets, as well as basic research into brain function. The evening guest lecture was delivered by Prof Kevin Mitchell of Trinity College Dublin at 6pm. Undergraduate students and researchers from other institutions also attended the meeting.
 

Pictured (l-r) at the 3U Neuroscience Meeting in RCSI are Dr. Suzanne Miller-Delaney and PhD students, Amaya Sanz, Alba Jimenez and Karen Coughlan
 
Prof David Henshall, Associate Professor, Department of Physiology and Medical Physics, RCSI, and organiser of the seminar said, ‘It is increasingly important to promote synergy and exploit shared strengths in the field of neuroscience and this meeting is a great opportunity to do so with our 3U partners. The range of topics in today's meeting were very interesting and hopefully stimulate discussion and collaboration in shared areas of study.' 
 

Pictured (l-r) at the 3U Neuroscience Meeting in RCSI are Dr Richard Roche, NUI Maynooth; Claire Mooney, PhD student, RCSI; and Dr Sean Commins, NUI Maynooth.


Pictured (l-r) at the 3U Neuroscience Meeting in RCSI are Leonor Agan, NUI Maynooth and Prof Kevin Mitchell, Trinity College Dublin.