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  Laser-based manufacture of a micro-needle sensing platform for electrophysiology testing
  Prof D P Hand, Dr M Crichton
Applications accepted all year round

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In this project we seek to develop a multi-mode microneedle sensor that can measure electrical properties and physical tissue changes concurrently.
  PhD Studentship Opportunity in Sudden cardiac death in human athletes – electrophysiological and molecular insights from the animal models
  Dr K Jeevaratnam
Applications accepted all year round

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This is an exciting fully funded PhD studentship opportunity exploring the electrophysiological and molecular profile of the equine heart as a model for high performing human athletes.
  Phytopharmacology of Polar Auxin Transport
  Prof Richard Napier, Dr A Cameron, Dr M Wall
Application Deadline: 7 June 2020

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Polar transport of hormones lays down patterning in plants. Polar auxin transport is mediated by PIN proteins which are plasma membrane-bound transporters.
  Clinical Neural Engineering and Rehabilitation
  Dr Y Hu
Applications accepted all year round

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Clinical neural engineering is a promising research field to apply various advanced engineering solutions in clinical application.
  Cerebellar control of aggression
  Dr W NORTON, Dr J McDearmid
Application Deadline: 7 June 2020

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Research in our laboratory investigates the genes and neural circuits that control aggression, an adaptive behaviour that animals use to establish social hierarchies and fight for resources such as food or territory.
  Discovery and modelling of common molecular mechanisms disrupting hearing in genetic mutations associated with hearing loss
  Prof I D Forsythe, Dr A Lecchini-Visintini
Application Deadline: 7 June 2020

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Objectives. Determine the cellular and molecular changes in the auditory brainstem of mice carrying genetic mutations associated with hearing loss and language development and use modelling to evaluate common mechanisms.
  Investigating glial cell dysfunction in neurodegenerative diseases
  Dr G Sheridan
Applications accepted all year round

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Neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, are often associated with chronic neuroinflammation and glial cell dysfunction that acts to exacerbate neuronal damage and loss of synapses.
  Ion channel regulation in models of neurodegeneration
  Dr M Dallas, Prof G J Stephens, Dr A Bithell
Applications accepted all year round

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Ion channels are important regulators of cellular physiology. There is now growing awareness that these proteins are invovled in pathological states, with relation to neurodegeneration voltage-gated potassium and voltage-gated calicum channels have been implicated.
  PhD Scholarship in Neuroecology - Investigating the neural bases of animal behaviour in the context of its habitat and ecology.
  Prof S P Collin
Applications accepted all year round

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Our Research Laboratory lies at the intersection of two major fields of biology (Neurobiology. the study of the nervous system, and Ecology.
  Investigating the neural circuitry involved in the negative affective-motivational component of pain
  Dr RP Hulse, Dr C Tinsley, Dr LH Hickey
Applications accepted all year round

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The international association of pain defines pain as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience that is associated with actual or potential tissue damage”.
  Climate Change Solutions: Developmental Programming of Fish Thermal Tolerance Limits
  Dr G Galli, Dr H Shiels
Applications accepted all year round

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Climate change poses a significant threat to global biodiversity. Conservation strategies are critically dependent on a thorough understanding of the effects of fluctuating environments on animal morphology, physiology and behaviour.
  Developing optogenetic therapies for retinal degeneration
  Prof R Lucas, Dr Nina Milosavljevic
Applications accepted all year round

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Retinal degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in developed countries. The new exciting biological approach of optogenetic therapy in which ectopic expression of photosensitive proteins (photopigments) is used to restore photosensitivity, offers a potential breakthrough for treating these conditions.
  Fish Cardiac Physiology in an Era of Climate Change
  Dr H Shiels, Dr R Nudds
Applications accepted all year round

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Effective cardiac pumping is critical to supply oxygen for all physiological functions and is a primary determinant of a fish’s upper thermal tolerance.
  Identification of mechanisms underlying atrial fibrillation and effective therapies
  Dr X Wang, Dr V Liu
Applications accepted all year round

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Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia in clinical practice with particular high prevalence in aged populations.
  Gene therapy of Huntington’s disease: can we restore cognitive function through RNA-based treatment and cholinergic neuromodulation?
  Dr M Tsanov
Application Deadline: 22 June 2020

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The proposed project explores the gene therapy of Huntington’s disease. We will compare the patterns of motor and cognitive improvement in rodent models of Huntington’s disease exposed to RNA-based gene therapy.
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