FutureNeuro researchers integrate genomics data in to Irish electronic patient records

FutureNeuro researchers integrate genomics data in to Irish electronic patient records Improved access to genomic data empowers clinical teams to understand the causes of a person’s epilepsy and develop personalised careResearchers from the HSE Epilepsy Lighthouse Project and FutureNeuro, the SFI Research Centre for Chronic and Rare Neurological Diseases hosted by RCSI, have developed a…

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LGBTSTEM DayDiverse problems need diverse people and here in FutureNeuro, we’ve got both! Research shows that LGBTQ+ people in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) continue to struggle to openly be themselves. We want to be part of the generation that changes that. July 5th is the International Day of LGBTQ+ People in Science, Technology, Engineering,…

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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…