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Neuroscience / Neurology PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in Dundee

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  The impact of recurrent hypoglycaemia in type 1 diabetes on neuronal structure and function
  Dr J Harvey, Dr A McNeilly, Prof R McCrimmon
Application Deadline: 29 November 2019

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Diabetes is one of the most prevalent non-communicable diseases, affecting 6 million people in Europe, 10% of whom have Type 1 diabetes (T1D).
  MRC Prize PhD Programme 2019/2020 Protein phosphorylation and ubiquitylation in cancer and neurodegenerative disease

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The MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit is a world-famous centre for the study of cell signaling and how disruption to signaling pathways causes human disease.
  Medical Research Council (MRC) Parkinson’s Disease and Neurodegeneration PhD Programme 2019/2020

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We are seeking bright and enthusiastic young students to join a new PhD programme at the MRC-PPU dedicated to understanding the cellular mechanisms underlying Parkinson's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.
  Investigations into the neuroprotective actions of leptin and leptin-based mimetics in models of tauopathy.
  Dr J Harvey
Applications accepted all year round

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In neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s disease (AD), synaptic communication within brain networks are impaired leading to significant memory deficits and dementia.
  Identification of a biomarker of sensory dysfunction for patients who have developed neuropathic pain following cancer chemotherapy using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and machine learning.
  Prof D Steele, Prof L Colvin
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Acute pain is intrinsically unpleasant and aversive but is useful as it has survival benefit. However, many people suffer from chronic treatment-resistant pain that lasts months or years, lacks survival benefit, seriously impairs quality of life and causes unnecessary suffering.
  Controlling the uncontrollables: How FAM83 proteins regulate the serine/threonine protein kinase CK1 family in cells
  Dr G Sapkota
Application Deadline: 1 December 2019

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Members of the CK1 family of kinases, thought to be constitutively active, control a plethora of cellular processes, including cell cycle progression, circadian rhythms, and Wnt signalling, yet how they are controlled to allow such diversity remains poorly understood.
  Deciphering the mechanisms behind DNA repair pathways crucial for preventing cancers
  Prof J Rouse
Application Deadline: 1 December 2019

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Our chromosomes are frequently subjected to insults that damage DNA, and if not rectified the resulting DNA lesions can cause genome mutations and human disease.
  Deciphering the ubiquitin codes that regulate protein degradation
  Dr Y Kulathu
Application Deadline: 1 December 2019

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Ubiquitin signalling, which involves the posttranslational modification (PTM) of proteins with ubiquitin, regulates almost every aspect of eukaryotic biology.
  Finding the eat-me signals
  Dr I Ganley
Application Deadline: 1 December 2019

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The Ganley lab is interested in unravelling the molecular mechanism of autophagy (which literally translates from the Greek meaning to eat oneself).
  Molecular mechanisms underlying Parkinson's disease
  Prof D Alessi
Application Deadline: 1 December 2019

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There is great need for improved understanding of the mechanisms underlying Parkinson’s disease, to help with the development of new drugs that slow or even halt progression of the disease.
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