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DCU to host 9th Neuroscience Ireland Conference

DCU to host 9th Neuroscience Ireland Conference

Dublin City University will host the 9th Neuroscience Ireland Conference on 1st and 2nd September, 2015. The conference, entitled ‘Frontiers in Neuroscience: Diseases and Treatments’ will headline a DCU Nobel Laureate Series Lecture on the 1st of September by Professor Thomas Südhof, shared winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2013. The Nobel Laureate Lecture is organised by The President’s Office at DCU and is free to attend and open to the public.

The conference scientific sessions will be hosted by the School of Nursing and Human Sciences and will highlight recent advances towards cellular and molecular definitions of neuronal communication in health and disease. Special emphasis will be placed on innovation neurotherapeutics and their relations to the Pharmaceutical Industry, especially in Ireland.

The Tom Connor Distinguished Investigator Award lecture on the 2nd of September will be given by Professor Paul J. Kenny, Ward-Coleman Professor and Chair of the Dorothy H. and Lewis Rosenstiel Department of Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics, and Director of the Experimental Therapeutics Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital, NY, USA.  

With a strong line-up of International and National speakers, an exciting, multi-disciplinary programme will showcase major discoveries across a number of topical facets from neurochemistry to neuroscience in society, through focused sessions on pain and novel analgesics, endocytosis, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, neuropsychopharmacology of drugs of abuse and addiction, and the contribution of neuroscience to the law.

The European Association for Neuroscience and Law participating in the conference through the Neuroscience and The Law session is holding its Colloquium in association with Dublin City University on the 3rd of September.

Registration is required to attend the 9th Neuroscience Ireland Conference.

Early-Bird Registration and abstract submission is open. Deadline: Friday, July 3rd.

To find out more or to register for the conference, visit

25th May, 2015