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  Use of highly multi-modal PET and MRI data as a predictive biomarker of the site of recurrence in neuro-oncology
  Dr R Hinz, Dr David Coope, Prof A Jackson
Applications accepted all year round

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Primary brain tumour including glioblastoma (GBM), the most aggressive and most common form in adults, continue to have a socioeconomic impact that is disproportionate to the tumour frequency due to our inability to obtain a cure in the vast majority of adult sufferers.
  The development and implementation of Multi-Spectral CT imaging techniques and artificial intelligence methods within stereotactic radiosurgery treatment planning for oligometastases in the brain and intracranial meningioma
  Dr D Darambara, Dr L Welsh
Application Deadline: 17 November 2019

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The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes. We are committed to attracting and developing the best minds in the world to join us in our mission—to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.
  Optimising neuroimaging in the management of brain tumours using artificial intelligence
  Dr T Booth, Dr M Modat
Application Deadline: 4 November 2019

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Glioblastoma is the most frequent and aggressive primary malignant brain tumour in adults. It carries an annual incidence in England of 4.64 per 100,000[1].
  Mitochondrial calcium in neurodegeneration (PhD in Biological Science at the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit)
  Dr A J Whitworth
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Mitochondrial calcium plays a key role in a wide array of cellular homeostatic processes as diverse as bioenergetics and cell death, and has been linked to disease conditions as varied as cancer, ischemia-reperfusion injury and neurodegeneration (1-3).
  Semantic Reading
  Prof U Sattler, Dr A Freitas
Applications accepted all year round

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In the last decade, Natural Language Processing has seen impressive improvements in tasks such as question answering and text summarization.
  (MRC DTP) Hippocampal-prefrontal cortex network dysfunction in a neurodevelopmental model of schizophrenia
  Dr M Montemurro, Dr J Gigg, Prof J Neill
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Drug discovery in schizophrenia is broken. Patients only have access to dopaminergic drugs from the 1950s that are ineffective for many and produce severe side effects in responders.
  (MRC DTP) Improved identification of brain tumour extent on advanced multi-modality medical images
  Dr R Hinz, Dr David Coope, Dr M Asselin, Prof A Jackson
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Gliomas are primary brain tumours which span a spectrum from comparatively slow growing tumours in young adults to highly aggressive tumours presenting later in life.
  The effect of dementia and aging on the functional and hemodynamic response of the brain
  Dr I Schiessl, Prof S Allan, Dr C Lawrence
Applications accepted all year round

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The neuro-vascular unit and the hemodynamic response regulate how the blood supply in our brain meets the metabolic demand of neuronal activity.
  MASTERS BY RESEARCH PROJECT: Developing Drosophila as a model to study the molecular and behavioural changes underlying Parkinson’s disease
  Dr J Hodge
Applications accepted all year round

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Start 23 September 2019. This MSc by Research is a laboratory-based project which offers the exciting opportunity to spend 1 year in one of our State-of-the-Art laboratories (plus 1 year thesis writing) at the University of Bristol and experience life as a researcher.
  MASTERS BY RESEARCH PROJECT: Modulation of Brain Energy Metabolism by Astrocytic G-protein-coupled Receptors
  Dr A Teschemacher
Applications accepted all year round

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This MSc by Research is a laboratory-based project which offers the exciting opportunity to spend 1 year in one of our State-of-the-Art laboratories (plus 1 year thesis writing) at the University of Bristol and experience life as a researcher.
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