A Health Research Board Research Training Fellowship of €251,449 has been awarded to Dr James Rooney and Prof. Orla Hardiman (Prinicipal investigator). The three year project titled “Environmental and genetic epidemiology of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis” aims to identify specific geographic or environmental factors that increase the risk of developing MND/ALS. It will use data collected as part of the Euro-MOTOR project which comprises 1500 MND/ALS cases and 3000 controls from Ireland, The Netherlands and Italy.