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  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

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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).
  Developing and evaluating a new pathway to smoking cessation: preventing early lapse using cognitive-behavioural techniques to promote long term abstinence (NAUGHTONU19FMH)
  Dr F Naughton, Dr C Notley
Application Deadline: 31 May 2019

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Project. Annually around 100,000 people die in the UK and 6 million worldwide due to smoking. One-third of smokers attempt to quit every year in the UK, though most relapse after just a few months.
  A proteomic study of serum from children with neurofibromatosis type 1 autism
  Prof J Green, Dr S Garg, Dr R Unwin
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Proteomic approaches using mass spectrometric analysis have proved a valuable tool in understanding the molecular pathogenesis of complex disorders such as schizophrenia and ASD.
  Multitasking abilities – Are computerised laboratory tasks predictive of real-world tasks?
  Dr A Szameitat, Dr A Parton
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Multitasking, i.e. the concurrent performance of two or more tasks, has been investigated in many different domains. In Cognitive Psychology, experimental paradigms such as the task switching paradigm or the dual-task paradigm of the Psychological Refractory Period (PRP) are the most widely used multitasking paradigms.
  Thalamic Sensory Gating in Migraine
  Dr P R Holland
Application Deadline: 19 May 2019

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1 fully funded 4 year BBSRC CTP PhD studentship between IoPPN & Eli Lilly. Migraine is the most common neurological disorder globally.
  Using optogenetics to understand memory retrieval in models relevant to Alzheimer’s disease
  Dr S Wang, Dr K Horsburgh
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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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.
  Sunlight exposure and cutaneous production of vitamin D in Black African/Afro-Caribbean adults
  Dr M Farrar, Prof L Rhodes, Prof A Webb
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Our main source of vitamin D is through skin exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) in sunlight. Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones and is associated with reduced incidence of several cancers and immune-mediated disorders.
  Comparing the social and health consequences of collective and solitary physical activity participation
  Dr G Ozakinci, Dr F Neville
Application Deadline: 31 May 2019

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Background. Academic study has traditionally focused upon physical activity at an individual level and has thus neglected the potential role of collective participation for motivation and health outcomes.
  Construction and attentional control of complex thought and behaviour
  Research Group: Brain and Cognition Research Group
  Prof P Bright, Dr M Pake, Dr I van der Linde
Applications accepted all year round

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Proposed supervisory team. Prof Peter Bright ([email protected]), Dr Mike Pake, ([email protected]) Dr Ian van der Linde ([email protected] ).
  Central Nervous system Gene therapy to treat obesity Bardet-Biedl Syndrome (BBS). Analysis of the BBS brain development
  Dr V Hernandez
Applications accepted all year round

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Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is a debilitating, often life-limiting heritable multisystem disorder caused by dysfunction of non-motile cilia (ciliopathy).
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