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  The New Iron Age: Investigating the impact of Brain Iron on Neurodegeneration
  Dr G Waiter, Dr C McNeil, Dr A Sneddon
Application Deadline: 28 June 2019

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This project will investigate the role of iron in brain ageing and provide insight into its influence on neurodegeneration and cognitive decline.
  The cognitive neuroscience of creative innovation: using EEG, brain stimulation and computational modelling to understand creativity in music
  Dr C Di Bernardi Luft, Dr M Pearce
Application Deadline: 14 July 2019

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Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD studentship in Psychology at the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences (SBCS) at Queen Mary, University of London.
  Analysis of Heparin Binding Proteins and the Supramolecular Structure of Extracellular Matrix
  Prof D G Fernig, Prof C E Eyers
Applications accepted all year round

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Changes in heparan sulfate structure and location have long been associated with Alzheimer’s disease, but the functional significance of this has remained elusive.
  mRNA epigenetics: Charaterization of a novel layer of gene regulation for essential brain functions
  Research Group: BBSRC MIBTP
  Dr M Soller, Dr PG Grzechnik
Applications accepted all year round

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For over 40 years we know about modified nucleotides in mRNA, but the functions for these essential modifications are largely elusive.
  Computational Modelling of Biological Visual Processing Utilising MEA Electrode Arrays
  Prof TM McGinnity
Applications accepted all year round

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Over 60 million people worldwide are blind and this number is rising as the global population ages. There are a number of major eye diseases, many of them associated with the retina and in addition many chronic diseases have manifestations in the eye.
  Sequence variation and epigenomic mechanisms underlying human neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases
  Dr HM Knight
Applications accepted all year round

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This is the decade of the ‘brain’ and this is also the decade of advancements in ‘genomic technologies’. This project aims to use cutting edge sequencing technologies to understand susceptibility to human disorders of the brain.
  Homeostatic balancing of neuronal excitation and inhibition in vivo
  Dr A Lin
Applications accepted all year round

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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.
  The genetic basis of cognitive impairment in intellectual disability and schizophrenia
  Prof C Inglehearn, Dr M Ali
Applications accepted all year round

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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.
  Endogenous and Artificial Modulators of Cell Adhesion
  Assoc Prof V Sytnyk, Prof R Yang
Application Deadline: 12 July 2019

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UNSW is now accepting expression of interest for the next round of Scientia PhD Scholarships, including our project. Endogenous and Artificial Modulators of Cell Adhesion.
  Searching for the predictors of high blood pressure in women and their offspring - a bioinformatics approach.
  Dr G S Bewick, Dr S Bhattacharya, Dr E Collie-Duguid
Application Deadline: 28 June 2019

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We are seeking to understand the causes of hypertension (high blood pressure). Hypertension is THE greatest preventable risk factor for premature death worldwide [1] through inducing cardiovascular disease, stroke, and kidney damage.
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