IICN Fellowship Grant 2010 Award will fund research into Neurodegenerative Disease

The IICN Fellowship Grant 2010 was awarded to Dr. Seán Tomas O'Dowd to support his research entitled "Tau aggregation in neurodegenerative disease".

Tauopathies are a class of neurodegenerative diseases which are characterized by the pathological accumulation of hyperphosphorylated tau protein fragments within the central nervous system; the hallmark lesion is the neurofibrillary tangle (NFT). Common tauopathies include Alzheimer’s disease and some forms of frontotemporal dementia; rarer conditions include progressive supranuclear palsy and corticobasal degeneration.


Dr. Seán Tomas O'Dowd who was awarded the Fellowship grant, will conduct clinical research at the Dublin Neurological Institute, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital with Professor Tim Lynch and laboratory research at the Conway Institute, University College Dublin with Professor Dominic Walsh.

Dr. Stanley Hawkins, President of Irish Neurological Association 2010 presenting the IICN Fellowship Grant 2010 to Dr. Seán Tomas O'Dowd, with Dr. Kevin Murphy, Consultant Neurologist, Sligo / Letterkenny Regional Hospitals.


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