July 05, 2005

Irish Schizophrenia Research Center

Ireland's first institute of neuroscience has been opened Trinity College Dublin. The institute has received research funding of EUR 12 million and was built at a cost of EUR 28 million.

The institute has pledged to try to find cures for many, until now, incurable diseases, including Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia.

Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience (TCIN) is funded by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) and Atlantic Philanthropies, run by well-known Irish-American billionaire philanthropist Chuck Feeney.

The director of the institute, Prof Ian Robertson, said, "we will strive to find cures to many incurable diseases such as schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease and depression".

TCIN has bought Ireland's first high power research-dedicated brain imaging equipment.

TCIN has 20 principal academic staff who will undertake key investigations. It is also offering the first four-year integrated PhD programme in neuroscience in Ireland.

Funded by the Health Research Board, 60 PhD postdoctoral students are enrolled. TCIN also caters for undergraduate and additional postdoctoral students.

Source: Irish Times newspaper


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