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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Full Member, Assoc Prof Karin Nordstrom was featured in an article on XinhuaNet News entitled "Pollinators use multiple cues to recognize flowers: study". For the full article please see XinhuaNet.
Congratulations to Full Member, Dr Mary-Louise Rogers, on receiving the Charcot Grant - awarded annually by MNDRIA for the highest ranking grant-in-aid!
Our 2016 Annual Report has now been approved for distribution. Please see our Reports page for the issuu link...
Congratulations to Full Member Dr Mary-Louise Rogers, on being announced as a Finalist in the Winnovation Awards! Mary-Louise is up against Caitlin Byrt (UniAdelaide) and Sally Plush (UniSA) in the Science division of the Women in Innovation & Technology SA awards.
Full Member Dr Mary-Louise Rogers was featured in the #6 2017 issue of Research Australia (p26) in an article entitled "New Biomarker makes its mark for Motor Neurone Disease".
The full article can be found at:
Congratulations to Full Members Dr Mary-Louise Rogers and Vyoma Modi on completing the City-to-Bay MND SA challenge.
For those interested in supporting this worthy cause, there is still a chance to donate at: https://citybay2017.everydayhero.com/au/mndnr-lab-flinders
The CNS 40th Anniversary event has now been scheduled for Thursday, 7th September 2017!
The event is going to be HUGE with participation by founding members; John Chalmers, Ian Chubb, Laurie Geffen, Marcello Costa and many more! Full information can be found here.