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Available PhD projects 2017-18

EASTBIO

These projects are eligibile for the EASTBIO Doctoral Training Partnership.  

These projects are only open to UK nationals (or EU students who have been resident in the UK for 3+ years immediately prior to the programme start date) due to restrictions imposed by the funding body.

Apply by 5:00pm on the 4th December 2017 following the instructions on how to apply on the EASTBIO application page.  Informal enquiries to the primary supervisor are very strongly encouraged.


Dr Gillian Brown
*EASTBIO* Adolescence, stress reactivity and ovarian hormones: investigating the neuroendocrine mechanisms underpinning anxiety-like behaviour in a rodent species.
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Dr Julie Harris
*EASTBIO* Attention and camouflage in three dimensions.
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Dr Gareth Miles
*EASTBIO* Functional characterisation of primary sensory neurons derived from adult human dorsal root ganglia.
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Dr Daniela Balslev
*EASTBIO* How do we maintain a stable focus of attention?
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Dr Gayle Doherty
*EASTBIO* Making and maintaining a neuron: towards a better understanding of neuronal differentiation and ageing.
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Dr Ines Jentzsch
*EASTBIO* Motor control in expert performers: Predicting aptitude, effectiveness of training and stress-related performance degradation using behavioural and electrophysiological measures.
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Dr James Ainge
*EASTBIO* Network analysis of lateral entorhinal-hippocampal circuits for episodic memory.
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Dr Justin Ales
*EASTBIO* Tackling the functional role of multisensory interactions in behavioural benefits: A combined EEG and computational modelling approach.
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Dr Thomas Otto
*EASTBIO* The role of semantic congruency in multisensory processing
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SPRINT-MND/MS

These projects are a part of SPRINT-MND/MS, a new Scotland-wide PhD scheme for research into motor neurone disease and multiple sclerosis. Projects, encompassing a wide range of topics including laboratory, clinical, and social sciences, are available at Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and St Andrews Universities. This exciting initiative provides a great opportunity for budding researchers in any field related to MND or MS to join Scotland’s network of world-leading scientists and health professionals. Apply by Friday 08 December 2017 following the instructions found on the Edinburgh Neuroscience website. Informal enquiries to the primary supervisor are very strongly encouraged.


Dr Stefan Pulver
Development of imaging assays to explore links between glial cell function and disease progression in a Drosophila model of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
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Dr Gareth Miles
Studying synaptic dysfunction in Motor Neuron Disease (MND/ALS) using rodent and human iPSC-based models.
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Dr Gayle Doherty
What are the consequences of reducing the hypermetabolic rate in ALS?
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