Dr Bahman Nasseroleslami works with the EEG (electroencephalography) research team in the Trinity MND group, researching the use of measurements of brain activity to allow early and accurate diagnosis of MND. Dr Nasseroleslami was awarded an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (€91,790) to study a new potential diagnosis for MND. The new study uses both EEG and EMG (which measure the activity of the brain and muscles) to study the impaired communication between the brain and muscle in MND.
The research team was also awarded the Dean’s Awards for Innovation in Teaching. The award by the Faculty of Health Sciences at Trinity provides €10,000 support for the development of interactive computer apps. The project will help students to understand and use complex neurophysiological measures in neurological research.