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Two HRC project grants for the Centre

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Wednesday 28 July 2021

Researchers from the Centre for Neuroendocrinology were successful in acquiring grants for two projects during this year’s Health Research Council funding round.

OMSRS Speaker Prize for parental behaviour research

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Thursday 24 June 2021

Dr Kristina Smiley has won the research staff award for her presentation at the 258th scientific meeting of the Otago Medical School Research Society. Her colleague Dr Teodora Georgescu was runner-up.

CNE PhD Prize for research on the reward of motherhood

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Friday 27 November 2020

The 2020 edition of the annual CNE PhD Prize saw 4 contestants compete for the trophy. In the end, Judith Swart from Rosie Brown’s lab came in first with her research on the reward mechanisms in the brains of mothers.

Three Marsden grants for the CNE

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Wednesday 11 November 2020

In this year’s funding round by the Marsden Fund of the Royal Society three researchers of the Centre for Neuroendocrinology have been successful in attracting research support. Drs Kristina Smiley and Joe Yip both receive a Fast-Start Grant as emerging researchers and Karl Iremonger is awarded a Standard Grant.

Unusual suspect: Could deficient 'brain glue' make you infertile?

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Monday 2 November 2020

The most common cause of infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), affects about 10% of all women. Dr Elodie Desroziers from the Centre for Neuroendocrinology has just been awarded the prestigious Hercus Fellowship by the New Zealand Health Research Council to investigate the brain’s role in this disorder.

Why mothers care: New study on how pregnancy hormones change the brain

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Wednesday 1 July 2020

Dr Rosie Brown and Prof Dave Grattan have received funding from the Health Research Council of New Zealand to investigate how pregnancy hormones influence the mother’s brain to ensure she looks after her offspring appropriately. The project is co-led by the two researchers from the Departments of Physiology and Anatomy, respectively.

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