b'6 Neural Engineering Neural engineering (also known as neuroengineering) College is set to become home to the E3 Institute,is a sub-discipline of biomedical engineering and involving three key areas: engineering, environmentuses engineering techniques to understand, repair, and emerging technologies. Core aspects of researchreplace, or enhance neural systems. In TCIN Richard in the E3 Institute include the development ofReilly, Research Chair of Neural Engineering, uses innovative technologies and solutions to promoteadvanced, original neural signal processing methods well-being, address health care challenges associatedto create novel and leading-edge, patient-oriented with increased longevity and population growth andneurodiagnostics methods along with neural to realize intelligent decision-making systems fromprosthetics and therapeutic neuromodulation underlying data resources. There is obvious potentialdevices. Richard Carson, Chair in Cognitive for TCIN to develop interactions with E3 including theNeuroscience of Ageing, focuses upon the provision of neuroscience educational oerings todevelopment of novel approaches to the engineers. Following a number of preliminaryamelioration of age-related cognitive and behavioural meetings with the Schools of Engineering anddysfunction with methods and applications that Computer Science some new engagements areoptimise the utilisation of adaptive brain plasticity proposed around (i) 3rd/4th year student projects forwith emphasis upon the neuro-rehabilitation of electrical engineering (on the MRI) (ii) jointstroke survivors, maintaining functional capacity in Neuroscience/Engineering/ Computer Sciencesolder persons who have sustained injuries as a result interactions and (iii) introduction of machine andof a fall. Sven Vanneste, Professor in Global Brain deep learning application coursework/lectures forHealth, uses advanced brain scanning, researchers. There is broad support at Faculty Dean &electrophysiological techniques and Head of School level for the idea of recruitingneuromodulation techniques to map the structure candidates in Neural engineering and Neuraland function of the human brain in studying Computing, initially funded by PI led grantsneurological disorders and developing novel (Wellcome, ERC etc), with a commitment toneuromodulation treatments. mainstream these into E3 posts in the future.7 Education, trainingand outreachinitiatives at TCINNeural engineering at TCIN.TCIN PIs from a number of disciplines including There are also opportunities to fund post-doctoralBiochemistry, Immunology, Physiology, initiatives such as the Marie Skodowska-CuriePharmacology, Genetics, Psychology, Psychiatry and Actions (MCSA) co-fund programme and TCIN willEngineering continue to support educational continue to seek to leverage more of these types ofprogrammes at undergraduate and postgraduate opportunities. TCIN PIs organize exhibitions in Trinitylevel, including BA (Moderatorship), MSc and PhD Colleges Science Gallery, a series of Wellcome Trustprogrammes in Neuroscience and in keeping with the funded Neurohumanities Public Talks and ankey strategic goals of the Trinity Education Project. Extramural Course The 21st Century Brain designedThese programmes attract excellent students from for the general public. TCIN PIs frequently engagearound the world.Having run several successful with public bodies, charities and the media. integrated PhD programmes over the past 10 yearswith HRB, Program for Research in Third Level The Institute organizes events for Brain AwarenessInstitutions (PRTLI) and Marie Curie Innovative Week and develops links with secondary schools byTraining Networks (ITN), TCIN will contribute to and oering Transition Year placements to second levelcontinue to prepare programme bids in response to studentsforthcoming programme calls, e.g. SFI centres forresearch training and Marie Curie funded ITNs. 5'