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Read an interview with Dr. Eric Downer regarding his MS/cannabinoid research in the Dept of Physiology

http://ow.ly/B54J30daD93

 

 

Frontiers in Neurology (FIN6)

6th Annual Meeting, Friday 18th November 2016
Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI), Pearse Street, Dublin

 

 

Professor M. Lynch awarded SFI grant

Prof. Lynch, Dept of Physiology, has been awarded €1.38 for the research project "Targeting glial plasticity to alleviate age-related loss of neuronal function in Alzheimer’s disease"

 

Dean’s Award for Teaching Innovation
Faculty of Health Sciences

Facilitator: Dr Eric Downer, School of Medicine, Department of Physiology
Date: Tuesday November 15th 2016
Time: 13:00 – 14:00
Venue: Auk Room, Zoology Building

Embryology is a core subject undertaken by Health Science students, with the aim to bring together core knowledge in Cell Biology, Anatomy and Physiology to describe the developmental process from fertilization to birth. For the 2015-16 academic year student feedback indicated difficulty visualising key embryological concepts in 2D, particularly embryonic folding/flexion and cell layer migration during gastrulation. This project will develop an interactive audio-visual animation that will be implemented into the Junior Freshman curriculum for teaching embryology and will be assessed via pre- and post- animation surveys to determine if the audio-visual aid improves student learning in embryology. Furthermore, the collation of questionnaire data associated with the animation will be conducted by a Senior Sophister student as part of their final year undergraduate research project. Overall, this will explore how the animation can be used to supplement student education beyond the traditional classroom. This project will act as the first steps to develop a prospective pilot animation, which will be introduced in 2016-17, and will act as a platform to develop/implement new audio-visual teaching tools into degree programmes throughout the School/Faculty, including Medicine, Nursing and Occupational Therapy.


Please see our website for further details and to register:
https://www.tcd.ie/CAPSL/staff/learning-teaching/professional-development-events/

Date: Tuesday November 15th 2016

Time: 13:00 – 14:00

Venue: Auk Room, Zoology Building

 

TBSI image competition - 1st place for Physiology post grad.

Maria Velasco, Dept of Physiology, wins 1st place for her image
"Cerebellar neuron-glia network"

AMBER image competition - 3rd place for Physiology post grad.

Sibylle Bechet, Dept of Physiology, wins 3rd place for her image
"Stop Twitching - Start Smyelin"

 

Physiology Friday!

14th October 2016, 12-5pm, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute

Physiology Friday Flyer

Click image to download PDF that you can print and distribute.

 

Head of Discipline - Professor Kumlesh Dev 

Following from the recent election process, Professor Kumlesh Dev has been elected as the Head of Discipline of Physiology for a three year period effective immediately. The academic, technical, and administrative staff would also like to thank Professor Áine Kelly for all her work as Head of Discipline over the last six years.

 

 

 

Human Health and Disease student wins Undergraduate Awards at two International Conferences 

SS Human Health and Disease BSc student David O’Driscoll has won two prestigious Undergraduate Awards for his research project at the British Association of Psychopharmacology meeting in Brighton and the Physiological Society meeting at the Convention Centre Dublin.

His project was entitled “An investigation of human plasma protein biomarkers in Burning Mouth Syndrome” and was carried out under the supervision of Dr. Eric Downer (Asst. Prof. and Director of Human Health and Disease BSc), Dr. Massimiliano Bianchi (Adjunct Asst. Prof. and General Manager and Scientific Director of Transpharmation Ireland, Transpharmation Ltd) and Dr. Jack Prenderville (Senior Scientist, Transpharmation Ireland, Transpharmation Ltd).

 

 

 

Dr. Eric Downer awarded Dean’s Award for Innovation in Teaching

Dr. Downer, has teamed up with Dr. John Dingliana and Dr. Jean Fletcher to develop a novel teaching aid for incorporation into the Human Health and Disease BSc programme.

Embryology is a core subject undertaken by Health Science students, with the aim to bring together core knowledge in Cell Biology, Anatomy and Physiology to describe the developmental process from fertilization to birth. For the 2015-16 academic year student feedback indicated difficulty visualising key embryological concepts in 2D, particularly embryonic folding/flexion and cell layer migration during gastrulation.

This project will develop an interactive audio-visual animation that will be implemented into the Junior Freshman curriculum for teaching embryology and will be assessed via pre- and post- animation surveys to determine if the audio-visual aid improves student learning in embryology. Furthermore, the collation of questionnaire data associated with the animation will be conducted as part of a research project. Overall, this will explore how the animation can be used to supplement student education beyond the traditional classroom. This project will act as the first steps to develop a prospective pilot animation, which will be introduced in 2016-17, and will act as a platform to develop/implement new audio-visual teaching tools into degree programmes throughout the School/Faculty, including Medicine, Nursing and Occupational Therapy.

Full details here:

http://www.healthsciences.tcd.ie/awards/innovation-in-teaching-winners.php

 

 


Last updated 3 July 2017 Physiology (Email).