The NEPTuNE team met again on Tuesday, 1st June 2021 for another virtual Study Day via Zoom. UCC’s Infant Centre and NEPTuNE co-lead, Professor Geraldine Boylan, coordinated the event which was attended by our scholars, PIs, PPIs and interested parties from some of other University based projects.
The agenda for the day included presentations from UCC’s Brian Walsh who spoke about ‘Current dilemmas with Mild Neonatal Encephalopathy’ and from UCC’s Professor Deirdre Murray whose presentation ‘Metabolomics to aid prediction in neonatal HIE’ was of great interest to the audience.
As usual our NEPTuNE scholars availed of the opportunity to present a detailed update on their project’s progress. Their presentations covered their project objectives, knowledge outputs, PPI involvement, and recruitment challenges.
Both Tim Hurley and Andreea Pavel are completing their PhDs in the coming weeks and we took the opportunity to congratulate them on this achievement and their wonderful contribution to the NEPTuNE programme.
We were also delighted to hear presentations from Aoife Branagan, TCD, about her PUFFiN project (Point of care Ultrasound For Functional multIorgan evaluation in Neonatal encephalopathy) and from Carol Stephens, UCC, who spoke about her SYNAPSE project (EpilepSY after NeoNAtal ElectrograPhic SEizures).