CNS Full and Exec Member, Dr Mary-Louise, has been awarded the 2018 Winnovation Award (Technology)! The Winnovation Awards celebrate the success of female innovators in South Australia and this year's ceremony was held on 18 October at the National Wine Centre. Mary-Louise received the award for her work on “A novel urine test to determine if drugs are working in clinical trials of motor neurone disease treatment”.
CNS Full Member, Dr Linlin Ma, was profiled in Flinders University's October edition of "Inspiring Research", as a recipient of the inaugural Flinders University Impact Seed Funding Grants: https://research.flinders.edu.au/rp/Blog/11777
CNS Full Member, Assoc Prof Cedric Bardy, is on the panel for this month's Science in the Pub event - "The Science of Ageing". The event will showcase ageing related research being conducted locally and is scheduled for 5 October at the Rob Roy Hotel. For more details see the Flinder Blog: https://blogs.flinders.edu.au/fit/2018/10/02/get-brainy-pub/
CNS Full and Exec Member, Dr Sebastian Doeltgen, was featured in an article entitled "Dysphagia: little condition leads to big problems" in Nursing Review: https://www.nursingreview.com.au/2018/08/dysphagia-little-condition-leads-to-big-problems/
CNS Full Member, Assoc Prof Karin Nordstrom, has been awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship! Karin will lead a $978,125 study to develop new techniques which identify the internal neurological sensors that determine how hoverflies visually perceive the world despite their obvious size limitations.
For more information, see the Flinders blog: https://news.flinders.edu.au/blog/2018/08/02/arc-grants-life-changing-research/
CNS Full Member, Prof Peter Catcheside, was featured in an article entitled "Seeking answers to sleep, vision and gut disorders" on the College blog https://news.flinders.edu.au/blog/2018/08/21/seeking-answers-sleep-vision-gut-disorders/
This year's Collaborators Day is scheduled for Thursday 6th September 2018, 2pm-7pm, in LT1.01 of the Health Sciences Lecture Theatre Complex of Flinders University!
The theme of this year's event is "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" and features interstate speakers Prof Glenn King and Assoc Prof Bradley Turner, as well as several high-profile local researchers.
For full details please see our Collaborators Day page...
CNS Full and Executive Member, Prof Briony Forbes, was featured in an article entitled "Platypus protein in diabetes research" on the Flinders blog https://news.flinders.edu.au/blog/2018/07/27/platypus-protein-diabetes-research/
CNS Full Member, Dr Linlin Ma, was featured in an article entitled "Industry partnerships plant seeds for global impact" on the Flinders blog https://news.flinders.edu.au/blog/2018/07/23/industry-partnerships-plant-seeds-global-impact/
CNS Life Member, Prof Marcello Costa, has been selected as the recipient of the inaugural Federation of Neurogastroenterology and Motility’s Lifetime Achievement Award! This prestigious international honour recognises Marcello’s contributions through mentorship and scientific work, which have substantially influenced progress in the field of Neurogastroenterology and Motility.
For more information see the Flinders blog: https://blogs.flinders.edu.au/fit/2018/07/24/neuroscience-leader-receives-international-honour/
CNS Full Member, Prof Damien Keating, was featured in an article entitled "New funding for diabetes research" on the Flinders blog https://news.flinders.edu.au/blog/2018/07/12/new-funding-diabetes-research/
CNS Life Member, Prof Marcello Costa, will speak as part of the Adelaide Festival of Ideas in July 2018. Marcello's talk, entitled "A neuroscientists's view of homo sapiens and its world" will be held on Saturday 14 July and is FREE to attend. For full details please see the festival's website: https://adelaidefestivalofideas.com.au/speakers/professor-marcello-costa/ or the Flinders blog: https://news.flinders.edu.au/blog/2018/07/02/mind-bending-ideas-festival/
CNS Full Member, Prof Nick Spencer, was featured in an article entitled "Researchers Discover Hidden 'Second Brain' in the Human Body" in Mysterious Universe: http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2018/06/researchers-discover-hidden-second-brain-in-the-human-body/
CNS Full Members, Prof Simon Brookes and Assoc Prof Phil Dinning, were featured in an article entitled "Nothing going to waste - Flinders NIH Success" on the Flinders blog: https://research.flinders.edu.au/rp/Blog/8865/research-engagement-and-impact-nothing-going-to-waste-flinders-nih-success
CNS Full Member, Prof Nick Spencer, was featured in an article entitled "Casting light on better bowels" on the Flinders blog: http://news.flinders.edu.au/blog/2018/05/21/casting-light-on-better-bowels/
CNS Full Members, Dr Mary-Louise and Dr David Schultz, were featured in an article entitled "Bucket loads of hope" in the Adelaide Advertiser on Monday, 7 May 2018. The article highlighted the work of Mary-Louise and David, made possible by events like the Ice Bucket challenge and Sunday's 2018 Walk to D-Feet.
CNS Full Member, Assoc Prof Janni Petersen, was featured in an article entitled "Cell nutrition links to tumour growth" on the Flinders blog: http://news.flinders.edu.au/blog/2018/05/06/cell-nutrition-links-tumour-growth/
CNS Full Member, Assoc Prof Karin Nordstrom, was featured in a news.com.au article entitled "Seymour College students' research is the bee's knees". For the full story see: http://www.news.com.au/national/south-australia/seymour-college-students-research-is-the-bees-knees/news-story/e124e6490f1c2cbc8d2267e39a4650ab
CNS Full and Exec Member, Dr Sebastian Doeltgen, on being appointed as a Councillor on the Board of Directors, of the Dysphagia Research Society!
CNS Student Member, Marissa Holden, from the Neuroscience of Insect Vision Laboratory, is enjoying her first week attending the prestigious Australian Course in Advanced Neuroscience (ACAN). ACAN is an intensive and challenging course teaching participants an abundance of highly skillful scientific techniques, specialising in Neuroscience. We wish Marissa the best of luck, and look forward to hearing about the exciting experience and variety of techniques she has learnt, upon her return.
CNS Full and Exec Member, Dr Mary-Louise, was featured in an article entitled "Therapy for MND the focus of inaugural symposium" on the Flinders blog https://blogs.flinders.edu.au/fit/2018/03/20/therapy-mnd-focus-inaugural-symposium/
The Centre farewelled its long time Secretary, Kiley MacDonald. Kiley has been the Centre Secretary for 17 years and is being moved to the new College Operations Team, as part of the University-wide restructure. Enquiries can still be forwarded to the email@example.com address, which will now be managed by the CNS Executive Committee.
The seminar schedule for March is now available online. This month includes presenters: Assoc Prof Stuart Brierley, Prof Peter Catcheside, Prof Simon Brookes and Dr Andrew Vakulin!
Full member, Prof Peter Catcheside, was interviewed by David Bevan on ABC Radio Adelaide, on "How to explain the reported adverse affects of wind turbines". The interview can be heard/downloaded from: www.abc.net.au/radio/adelaide/programs/mornings/wind-farms/9360718
The Centre welcomed the Behavioural Genomic & Environmental Mechanisms Laboratory (also known as Behavioural GEMs) as an official CNS Laboratory. The lab is run by Dr Sarah Cohen-Woods and investigates genomic, epigenomic and environmental factors contributing to mental health outcomes and fertility.