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FutureNeuro Principal Investigator to lead €7 million Parkinson’s research project

Professor Jochen Prehn, FutureNeuro Principal Investigator is co-ordinating a new research study which aims to deepen the understanding of Parkinson’s so that better treatments can be developed in the future. The project has been awarded €7m by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) with pharmaceutical industry and patient advocacy partners.The PD-MitoQUANT project aims to increase understanding…

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FutureNeuro researchers involved in new SFI Centre for Research Training in Genomics Data Science

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD and Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, John Halligan TD, have announced an investment of over €100 million in six new SFI Centres for Research Training. The SFI Centres for Research Training programme, the first postgraduate training programme run by Science Foundation…

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FutureNeuro partners with UCB to give clinicians meaningful insights into epilepsy treatments

FutureNeuro, the SFI Research Centre for Chronic and Rare Neurological Diseases, based at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons Ireland), has partnered with global biopharmaceutical company, UCB, to unlock the power of healthcare data to inform improvements in clinical care of people with epilepsy.Based on aggregated clinical data analytics, the project will provide insights into disease…

FutureNeuro Post Doctoral Researcher awarded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship

Dr Gareth Morris, Postdoctoral Research Associate in the FutureNeuro Research Centre, has been awarded a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship for his project ‘EpimiRTherapy’. Gareth will be hosted for 24 months by FutureNeuro Director Prof David Henshall. The project will be carried out in collaboration with Prof Michael Johnson (Imperial College London), Dr Norman Delanty(FutureNeuro and…

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International Epilepsy Day 2019 – Seán’s Story

Today is International Epilepsy Day. It is a special event organised by the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) and the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) which promotes awareness of epilepsy in more than 120 countries each year. Every year on the second Monday of February people join together to celebrate and highlight the problems faced by people…

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FutureNeuro Principal Investigator awarded funding to develop a gene therapy-based approach to epilepsy treatments

Professor Matthew Campbell, Principal Investigator with FutureNeuro and Assistant Professor & Lecturer in Genetics, Trinity College Dublin has been awarded €125,610 in funding as part of a €4.5 million investment by Science Foundation Ireland.His project will investigate whether restoring the function of a gene which regulates the blood-brain-barrier and has been found to be disrupted in brain material from…

Public Seminar 11th February – Epilepsy Research Explained

FutureNeuro and Epilepsy Ireland are pleased to announce that we will be co-hosting a Public Seminar to mark International Epilepsy Day on Monday the 11th of February. The seminar is for people with epilepsy, their families & carers and will highlight the latest developments in epilepsy research in Ireland and internationally. It takes place on…

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FutureNeuro Researcher receives €419,472 to study new treatments for epilepsy

FutureNeuro researcher, Dr. Gary Brennan has received funding as part of a Government investment of €10.8 million in research funding announced today.Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen TD, has announced the investment for 20 projects through Science Foundation Ireland’s (SFI) Starting Investigator Research Grant (SIRG)….