Development of a process to valorise lignin
Institute of Quantitative Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Dr L Horsfall, Dr D Clarke
26 April 2019
When fossil fuel reserves are exhausted, essential by-products of refining will no longer be available. Since these aromatic chemicals are used in many processes including the manufacture of plastics, detergents, fertilisers, pharmaceuticals and synthetic fibres it is vital that alternative sources become available.
Using optogenetics to understand memory retrieval in models relevant to Alzheimer’s disease
Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences
Dr S Wang, Dr K Horsburgh
30 April 2019
Memory dysfunction is a hallmark in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) that significantly affects the daily life in people living with AD. It remains debated whether memory deficits reflect an inability to store the information or an inability to retrieve information that is previously stored.
AMPK deficiency and respiratory disease
Prof A M Evans
Applications accepted all year round
Regulation of breathing is critical to our capacity to accommodate deficits in oxygen availability and demand during, for example, sleep and ascent to altitude.
PhD studentship – Signal Processing in Ultrasound Imaging
Dr V Sboros
11 February 2020
Supervisors. Dr Vassilis Sboros (Institute of Biological Chemistry, Biophysics and Bioengineering, Heriot Watt University), Prof Mathini Sellarthurai (Institute of Sensors Signals and Systems, Heriot Watt University) Prof Alan McNeill (Department of Urology, Western General Hospital and University of Edinburgh).