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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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