LATEST NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS

CONGRATULATIONS TO REBECCA ANDERSON ON THE SUBMISSION OF HER PHD

March 2020

Congratulations to Rebecca on the submission of her PhD focused on examining the impact on prenatal inflammation on spinal cord development with Prof. Kieran McDermott at GEMS UL.

NEW STUDIES ON THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN PRE-ECLAMPSIA AND ASD &  ADHD RISK

February 2020

Two new studies published by Gillian Maher involving over two million children in Sweden shows an association between pre-eclampsia and ASD and ADHD risk.

NEW STUDY ON THE EFFECT OF ASYN AND PINK1 ON DOPAMINERGIC NEURON SURVIVAL AND GROWTH.

February 2020

New study published by Rachel Furlong characterising the effects of alpha-synuclein and PINK1 on mitochondrial fission and golgi fragmentation in midbrain dopaminergic neurons.

CONGRATULATIONS ON TO ALL OF OUR FOUR RECENT MSC STUDENTS ON THEIR GRADUATIONS!

February 2020

Congratulation to Brain Development and Repair Group lab alumni Gareth Lomansey, Sarah Shanahan, Kelsey Neal and Adam O'Mahony on their MSc graduations!

CONGRATULATIONS TO AMNAH ALSHANGITI ON THE SUBMISSION OF HER PHD THESIS!

February 2020

Congratulations to Amnah Alshangiti on the submission of her PhD thesis which was focus on the study of flavonoids as anti-cancer therapies for paediatric neuroblastoma.

NEW REVIEW ON THE POTENTIAL OF BMP2 AS A THERAPY FOR PARKINSON'S

January 2020

New review published by Susan Goulding on neurotrophic factor therapy for Parkinson's disease and why the bone morphogenetic protein 2 may be an important much potential as a novel therapy.

NEW FUNDING FROM THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION ON PARKINSON'S

January 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Noelia Morales Prieto on the award of European funding for 'BMPARK' to develop new neurotrophic factor therapy for Parkinson's disease.

SEMINAR AT THE CERVO BRAIN RESEARCH INSTITUTE, UNIVERSITY OF LAVAL, QUEBEC, CANADA

January 2020

 O'Keeffe travelled to the CERVO Brain Research Centre to meet with collaborator Prof. Martin Levesque and to give a seminar on novel neurotrophic factor for Parkinson's disease.

PRESENTATIONS AT THE NEW HORIZONS 2020 CONFERENCE IN UCC

December 2019

Martina abstract won a poster prize for her work on the study of the function and therapeutic potential of HDAC inhibition in Parkinson's disease. Susans abstract was selected for a talk on her work on the neurotrophic factor therapy for Parkinson's. Well done!!

NEW STUDY IN OXIDATIVE MEDICINE AND CELLULAR LONGEVITY

December 2019

Congratulations to Amnah a new study in Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity,  showing that a dietary chalcone molecule called 4HC can kill MYCN-amplified neuroblastoma cells through oxidative-stress induced mitochondrial dysfunction.

AWARD OF UCC RESEARCH SUPERVISOR OF THE YEAR

November 2019

Congratulations to Ger O'Keeffe on the award of UCC Research Supervisor of the Year 2019. This award recognises UCC researchers making exceptional and influential research contributions, pushing boundaries, enhancing knowledge in UCC.

NEW STUDY ON MODE OF DELIVERY AND CHILD COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT

October 2019

Congratulations to Michael on the publication of our new study in Social Psychiatry and Psychiatry Epidemiology iinvestigating the relationship between obstetric mode of delivery and longitudinal cognitive outcomes in childhood in the UK Millennium Cohort.

CONGRATULATIONS ON THESIS SUBMISSION TO OUR MSC STUDENTS

September 2019

It has been a busy period of thesis writing and congratulations to MSc students in the group, Gareth Lomansey, Adam O'Mahony, Alex Morris, Kelsey Neal and Sarah Shanahan on submission of their MSc theses. Well done to all.

NEW STUDY PUBLISHED IN FRONTIERS IN CELL AND DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY

August 2019

Congratulations to Martina on the publication of her new study in Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology which established HDAC5 and HDAC9 as new therapeutic targets for promoting axon growth in Parkinson’s disease.

NEW STUDY REPORTING A PRE-ECLAMPSIA AND ASD LINK BY GILLIAN MAHER.

August 2019

Well done to Gillian Maher on a new study of over 2.5 million children published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry which report an association between pre-eclampsia exposure and the risk of autism spectrum disorder in the offspring.

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE ASSOCIATION OF ANATOMISTS MEETING

August 2019

This week members of the group attended IFAA2019 which is being hosted by the Anatomical Society which featured Ger O'Keeffe on the organising committee. This is the worlds largest conference focused on the Anatomical Sciences in 2019. 

NEW PAPER ON STRESS EXPOSURE AND ASD/ADHD IN THE OFFSPRING

July 2019

Well done to Nicla on the publication of our new study examining the association between prenatal stress and the risk of ASD and ADHD in the offspring. The paper can be seen here in the journal, Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology

 

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