On 7th December 2023, FutureNeuro held their ‘Annual Research Day’, an internal conference to showcase and recap on their partners’ research projects. This is a day dedicated to celebrating the vibrant research network of FutureNeuro and to celebrate the many accomplishments of their researchers across the past year.
Walton Institute PhD Researcher Kurt Jan Pumares attended to represent the FET Open PRIME epilepsy project, and presented an overview of project milestones achieved across 2023.
Walton Institute is a member of the SFI Research Centre FutureNeuro led by Director Prof. David Henshall, and Deputy Director Prof. Jochen Prehn in the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI). FutureNeuro provides a platform for researchers to collaborate closely on research into chronic and rare neurological diseases.
Commenting on the conference, Kurt said ‘This was a great experience because it allowed me to look at my research beyond the mathematical modelling and molecular communications perspectives. Since most of the attendees are experts in the field of Neuroscience here in Ireland, these are the people who carried out the actual experiments providing the data which I used in simulations for my research into epilepsy, which is exciting. It was great to be part of the FutureNeuro Annual Research Day this year.’
FutureNeuro is the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Chronic and Rare Neurological Diseases, hosted by RCSI.