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July 2019
TCIN PI, Professor Tomás Ryan, has been elected as the new Chair of the European FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence.

June 2019
Dr Kathy Ruddy of TCIN has been awarded an HRB Emerging Investigator Award.

May 2019
Prof. Marina Lynch to be awarded the Irish Society for Immunology medal for her research exploring the earliest stages of Alzheimer's Disease. Presentation and lecture at Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Pearse Street on Wednesday, May 1st , 6:30pm (Irish Times April 25)

April 2019
Acting the clown can help people who have suffered a stroke or who have dementia, according to research conducted by Dr Brandao, an Atlantic Fellow in the Global Brain Health Institute. (Irish Independent April 28)

April 2019

BNA Festival of Neuroscience visits Dublin from 14-17 April. This event is strongly supported by researchers from Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience and Neuroscience Ireland.

April 2019
Delirium is a warning sign of real danger for the brain, Prof Colm Cunningham, Irish Times.

February 2019
Congratulations to Elaine Corbett, from the O'Connell lab, who has been awarded a highly prestigious Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to pursue an exciting new line of research into neural processes involved in decision making.

Congratulations to Prof. Rhodri Cusack on the delivery of his Inaugural Lecture at the Trinity Long Room Hub on the 19th Feb. The lecture was introduced by the Dean of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences, Prof. Darryl Jones to a full house and was very well received.

December 2018
TCIN research led by Dr Lorina Naci sheds light on the workings of the unconscious brain.

November 2018

TCIN researchers win two Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) awards.

(i) The SFI Early Career Researcher Award recognises outstanding early career research talent.
Recipient: Dr Tomás Ryan for his work on memory storage.

(ii) The SFI Best Reported Impact Award recognises the potential impact of an SFI researcher’s award and their commitment to maximising the impact of their research.
Recipient: Professor Jane Farrar for her work towards developing therapies for inherited ocular disorders.

October 2018

TCIN researchers win two awards at the Young NSI Conference 2018

(i) The poster prize was jointly won by Caoimhe Gaughan and Anurag Nasa both medical students working over the summer in Veronica O'Keane's group with Erik O'Hanlon at TCIN for their poster on high resolution tractography.

(ii) Congratulations to Dr Kathy Ruddy from TCIN on winning the NSI Early Career Investigator Award. Kathy will now deliver a Prize Lecture at the British Neuroscience Association’s “Festival of Neuroscience” (BNA2019)

Sept/Oct 2018

BrainBox Initiative Conference- Research Challenge Winner 2018

Kathy Ruddy of Whelan Lab, Trinity College Dublin, for her project ‘Late-cortical disinhibition as a mechanism to upregulate excitability of the corticospinal pathway after stroke’.

July 2018

PhD Opportunity in Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience (TCIN)

Trinity neuroscientist becomes Ireland’s first FENS Kavli Scholar

April 2018

Rhodri Cusack wins an ERC Advanced Grant Award using neuro-imaging for the first time to measure the hidden changes in mental representations during infancy.

IRC Laureate Awards for TCIN PIs Paul Dockree, Sarah Doyle and Matthew Campbell

Prof Brian Lawlor, Director of GBHI is elected an Honorary Fellow of Trinity College Dublin


Recent TCIN Publications

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Media Coverage

Oct 2018- TCIN researcher describes beating addiction on Today FM

June 2018- TCIN study led by Prof Declan McLoughlin finds similar outcomes for voluntary and involuntary ECT treatment reported in The Times.

May 2018- Link between long-term memory and neurodegenerative disease shown by TCIN researchers.

April 2018- Prof Rhodri Cusack awarded ERC grant to measure the hidden changes in mental representations during infancy on rte news.

Feb 2018- Dr Ed Lalor speaks about recent research in the press and radio showing a brain signal for speech comprehension.

Jan 2018- Dr Tomas Ryan at SFI President of Ireland Future Research Leaders Award ceremony in Aras an Uachtarain

Nov 2017- Dr. Clare Kelly in the top 1% by citations for field and publications

Nov 2017- Dr. Ed Lalor's Brain Technology research on RTE 1, 8:30pm Nov. 20, 2017

Nov 2017- Dr. Lorina Naci's work on awareness in anesthsia covered on the front page of the National Post of Canada.

Oct 2017- Prof Mani Ramaswami awarded prestigious Wellcome Trust Investigator award.

June 2017- Dr. Lorina Naci speaks about the science of consciousness with Quebec's Curium Magazine.

June 2017- Dr. Lorina Naci speaks about her work with Canada's leading newspaper, the Globe and Mail.

June 2017- Dr. Lorina Naci speaks about consciousness and encouraging young girls to pursue science careers with Marie Clare magazine

May 2017- Claire Gillan BBC:

May 2017- Claire Gillan MQ researcher: Can we predict how anti-depressants will work for different people?

April 2017-TCIN researcher Deirdre Robertson wins FameLab Ireland award

ISSF Award

TCD was awarded a Wellcome Trust-SFI-HRB co-funded Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) grant in 2016 to (i) provide seed funding to starting academic staff working in areas of interest to the Wellcome Trust;  (ii) promote strategic international collaborations and engagements in Neuroscience and the Humanities; and (iii) build a new programme in Neurohumanities and Public Engagement.   
This collaborative grant, connecting the Long Room Hub, Science Gallery Dublin and the Institute of Neuroscience, as well as other areas of College is held by Prof Mani Ramaswami of TCIN. The award is housed and administered in the institute.  Calls for applications for funding will be announced periodically, but ad hoc applications will also be considered. 
For additional information please see the TCD Wellcome Trust ISSF website or

contact Dr. Aisling Hume at or +353 1 896 4411