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  Epigenetic mechanisms of phenotypic plasticity and the evolution of adaptive responses
  Dr R Hager, Prof J McInerney
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We now live in a world of rapidly changing environmental conditions where species will need to adapt or perish. While populations may evolve in response to environmental change, more rapid responses may happen through processes like phenotypic plasticity.
  Genetic and molecular mechanisms of brain structural plasticity and neurodegeneration
  Research Group: BBSRC MIBTP
  Dr A Hidalgo
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The project will test the potential of a molecular mechanism that we recently discovered, in modulating brain structural plasticity versus neurodegeneration.
  Cell plasticity in development and disease
  Dr K Campbell
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Although 90% of cancer deaths are caused by metastasis, the underlying pathogenic mechanisms are poorly understood.
  Role of glutamate receptor dynamics in synaptic plasticity
  Dr I Greger
Application Deadline: 3 December 2019

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Information transfer in the brain occurs at synapses, where memories are stored as a result of synaptic plasticity processes. AMPA-type glutamate-receptors (AMPARs), the main mediators of signal transmission, centrally contribute to synaptic plasticity.
  Imaging neurotransmitter release to measure synaptic plasticity underlying associative memory
  Dr A Lin
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How does the brain encode memories? We think learning occurs by changes in the strength of synaptic connections between neurons, but the precise mechanisms by which this synaptic plasticity occurs is often unknown.
  Developing a new learning algorithm for biologically inspired spiking neural networks
  Dr A Taherkhani, Prof TM McGinnity, Dr G Cosma
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The brain’s processing ability to solve complex problems has inspired many researchers to investigate how the brain processes information, reasons and its learning mechanisms.
  Homeostatic balancing of neuronal excitation and inhibition in vivo
  Dr A Lin
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Neuronal excitation and inhibition are very carefully balanced in the brain, and perturbed excitation/inhibition (E/I) balance has been linked to diseases such as epilepsy, autism and schizophrenia.
  Assessing the hemodynamic signal sources of fMRI based spontaneous connectivity maps and how neuronal plasticity such as increased spatial working memory can change these networks
  Dr J Berwick
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Many psychiatric (e.g. schizophrenia) and neurological diseases are characterised by a disturbance of the connections between different parts of the brain that need to communicate with one another.
  Improving design against fatigue
  Dr H Basoalto
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Fatigue life prediction in the aerospace components relies on fracture mechanics for relatively long cracks (>1mm). Nevertheless, most of the fatigue life is spent while the crack is relatively short (.
  Size effects in pure and alloyed metals under dynamic loading
  Dr B. Gurrutxaga-Lerma
Application Deadline: 31 October 2019

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The strength of metals and metallic alloys is usually thought to be independent of the system’s geometry and dimensions. However, at the micron scale this ceases to be true.
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