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  The genetic basis of cognitive impairment in intellectual disability and schizophrenia
  Prof C Inglehearn, Dr M Ali
Applications accepted all year round
Schizophrenia is a chronic mental health condition affecting 1% of human populations, with symptoms that include visual and auditory hallucinations, delusions and disordered thought, leading to disruption of the sense of self.
  Epigenetic mechanisms of behavioural, placental and cognitive impairment in a neurodevelopmental model for schizophrenia
  Dr R Hager, Prof J Neill, Dr J Glazier
Applications accepted all year round
A fundamental question in disease research is how stressors experienced during critical developmental periods influence the genesis or ‘programming’ of adult disease (Estes & McAllister 2016).
  Understanding the neurobiology of schizophrenia
  Prof K Fone
Applications accepted all year round
Schizophrenia is a very common psychiatric disorder for which we do not know the underlying causes or have adequate treatments for the symptoms.
  Discrimination, trauma, and psychosis - advancing theory and measurement development
  Dr D Edge, Dr F Varese, Dr K Berry
Applications accepted all year round
Background. Higher rates of schizophrenia and related psychoses are one of the most consistent findings from decades of research into the mental health of ethnic minorities.
  ‘BBSRC iCASE project: A Link Between NMDA Receptor Function and GABAergic Inhibition in the Modulation of Cognition?’
  Dr T Bast, Assoc Prof P Moran
Application Deadline: 4 April 2019
A comparison of neural and cognitive changes in rat models of NMDA receptor hypofunction, neural disinhibition and maternal immune activation.
  Paranoia and trust - examining the role of automatic, implicit processes in mistrust and paranoid thinking
  Prof R Bentall
Applications accepted all year round
Abstract. Paranoid delusions are the most common symptom of psychosis but less severe forms of paranoid ideation and mistrust are common in everyday life and lie on a continuum with the rarer clinical forms (Elahi, Perez Algorta, Varese, McIntyre, & Bentall, 2017).
  Stigma, ethnicity, and mental illness – an intersectional approach to improving understanding and developing interventions
  Dr D Edge, Dr G Haddock
Applications accepted all year round
Background. Stigma related to mental illness affects all ethnic groups, contributing to the production and maintenance of mental illness and restricting access to care and support.
  PhD in Dementia Research - Identifying the cell-type specific gene networks operating within the Substantia nigra and their dysfunctions across neurological disease.
  Prof C Webber
Application Deadline: 31 March 2019
Our knowledge of individual cell types, let alone their functions and how cell type dysfunction underlies disease, is very incomplete.
  Somatic and psychotropic polypharmacy: Understanding sociodemographic factors and the effects of polypharmacy in people with mental health problems
  Dr J Hayes, Prof D Osborn, Prof I Wong
Application Deadline: 27 March 2019
The rising prevalence of complex long-term disorders is a major challenge facing healthcare systems worldwide.
  BBSRC MIBTP - Identification of pathways deregulating neuronal ELAV/Hu RNA binding proteins and alternative splicing in neurodegeneration
  Research Group: BBSRC MIBTP
  Dr M Soller, Dr M Tomlinson
Applications accepted all year round
ELAV/Hu proteins comprise a family of highly conserved neuronal RNA binding proteins important for the development of the nervous system and for neuronal functions.
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