A 3D in vitro model of wound healing incorporating skin, nerves and immune cells
Dr A M Rajnicek, Dr H M Wilson
29 March 2019
Diabetes, paralysis, being bed ridden and other conditions can result in chronic wounds that fail to heal, with significant personal consequences for patients and an annual cost of £4.5-5.1 billion annually (Guest et al., 2015) to the National Health Service.
Neural circuitry underlying goal directed search behaviour in Drosophila larvae
Dr C Larsen, Dr M Meyer
Applications accepted all year round
Animals including humans make choices continuously based in past experience, present sensory input and internal state. A major goal in neuroscience is to identify the neural circuits underlying goal directed choices and to elucidate the neural computation driving goal orientated behaviour.
Dynamics of a minimal neuronal network with multisynaptic dendrites
Dr J Liu, Dr V Marra
5 May 2019
Neurons are morphologically very complex cells with large arborisations that can extend for several millimetres. Communication between neurons relies on action potential driven release of neurotransmitter at specialised sites called synapses.