Dr. Davor Ivankovic, founder and brain panel member. I studied neuroscience at Trinity College Dublin before my PhD in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience at UCL. I am currently a postdoctoral research associate, working on the mechanisms of recycling in neurons with a particular interest in the axon.


 

 

James Drew. I’ve studied neuroscience for roughly 6 years now, initially through an undergraduate in Natural Sciences at Kings College, Cambridge and more recently during a PhD at UCL. My research focuses on the role of cell motility during normal brain development and in the etiology of psychiatric disorders.


 

 

 

Ione Meyer is currently a PhD student at the Institute of Neurology, UCL.


 

 

 

Christian Covill-Cooke is currently a PhD student at the Laboratory of Molecular and Cell Biology at UCL.


 

 

 

 

Dr. Edel Hennessy, panel member. I have worked in differing academic environments in Ireland, the USA and the UK. My research has focused on the role of inflammation in neurodegeneration; using models of prion disease, Alzheimer’s, head injuries and vascular dementia. I am now transitioning from working as a postdoctoral fellow in academia to using my scientific knowledge in the field of public health. 


 

 

 

Dr. Anna Graca has a PhD in Neuroscience from UCL. Anna is a Programme and Policy Officer at the European Commission, in the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation.


 

 

Dr. Fred Schwaller is a Postdoctoral researcher at the Max Delbrück Center, Berlin having completed his PhD in Neuroscience from UCL. His current research focusses on different sensory nerve fibres in the skin and how their activation contributes to the downstream perception of different stimuli.