Wellcome Trust ISSF Programme funded through 2021. Following a successful mid-term review, we are pleased to announce the continuation of Trinity College’s Wellcome Trust-SFI-HRB supported Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF). The programme now runs until 2021. An additional €880,000 (€440,000 from the award, and a further €440,000 from internal matched funding) will allow the ISSF to continue provide opportunities for Trinity Staff to establish (newly appointed young investigators) or expand research programmes as well as a to engage in a variety of interdisciplinary research, discourse or public engagement in areas of interest to the Wellcome Trust. In particular the programme will grow its highly successful cross-disciplinary initiative “Neurohumanities” and Public Engagement programme, by supporting activities that link Neuroscience & Medicine to the Humanities. The ISSF programme is directed by Mani Ramaswami, Director Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience (TCIN) in coordination with Prof Jane Ohlmeyer, Director Trinity Long Room Hub (TLRH) and with Science Gallery Dublin (SGD).
A call for proposals will be announced shortly.
Prof Ruth Byrne's new book on Thinking, Reasoning & Decision Making in Autism has just been published.
Professor Mani Ramaswami represented a TCIN team that secured one of the awards for its Ultra Low Noise Digital 3T MRI project.
Rhodri Cusack, Thomas Mitchell Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at Trinity, chairs the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience (TCIN) MRI interest group and will implement the vision for the new state of the art MRI facility, connecting it with clinical and fundamental researchers in Ireland and in SFI centres such as INFANT.
Ruth Byrne has been invited by the ERC to chair the advanced grants panel on ‘The human mind and its complexity’ in 2020-2021.
Research Night: Nadja Enz, a PhD research student in the Whelan lab demonstrating brain function for our visitors on the media ceiling, GBHI, Lloyd building.
TCD based researchers raise awareness of rare brain disorder in children.
TCIN PI, Professor Tomás Ryan, has been elected as the new Chair of the European FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence.
Dr Kathy Ruddy of TCIN has been awarded an HRB Emerging Investigator Award.
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)
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)
Recent TCIN Publications
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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.
Jan 2018- Dr Tomas Ryan at SFI President of Ireland Future Research Leaders Award ceremony in Aras an Uachtarain
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 email@example.com or +353 1 896 4411