Monthly Archives: september 2011

Irish Minister for Research and Innovation welcomes the JPND Mangement Board

The Irish Minister for Research and Innovation, Sean Sherlock TD, extended a warm welcome to the JPND Management Board at its 9th meeting which took place in Dublin Castle on 29 September.

Excerpts from the text of the the Minister’s speech are available by clicking on the link below:

Minister’s speech excerpts

Photographs from the event are available at the link below:

Event photos

Eight new international research projects have been funded by the JPND-endorsed COEN initiative

The Centres of Excellence in Neurodegeneration Research (CoEN) -initiative, an international funding partnership, has announced investment in eight exciting new international research projects which will address key issues in neurodegenerative disease research.

The CoEN initiative, launched in 2010, funds highly innovative research in the field of neurodegenerative diseases such as dementias and Parkinson’s disease. Under a call for proposals for collaborative research that will serve to underpin future studies, €3.7m  has been awarded to eight new projects spanning the development of new disease models, the identification of biomarkers and the harmonisation of methodologies for clinical studies. These projects bring together a wealth of resources and expertise from a number of large research institutes in different countries to tackle scientific questions that are key to the advancement within the field. 

For further information on the funded projects clickhere or visit: