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  (MRC DTP) Investigating the role of neuroinflammation and cholesterol metabolism in the progression of brain injury following intracerebral haemorrhage
  Dr P Kasher, Dr D Brough, Prof S Allan, Dr A Parry-Jones
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) is a type of stroke caused by spontaneous bleeding within the brain.
  Interneuron Development in the Zebrafish Spinal Cord
  Dr K Lewis
Applications accepted all year round

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The Lewis Lab moved to Syracuse University from Cambridge University in the UK in 2010.
  (MRC DTP) The role of the brain glymphatic system in recovery from cerebral malaria
  Dr K Couper, Dr D Brough, Dr M Fergie
Application Deadline: 15 November 2019

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Cerebral malaria is a severe complication of Plasmodium falciparum infection that affects 2 -3 million people, resulting in approximately 300,000 deaths, each year.
  Investigating the link between amyloid-β oligomers, neuroinflammation and cognitive deficits in preclinical models for Alzheimer’s Disease
  Dr M Harte, Prof J Neill
Applications accepted all year round

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Currently four out of the five pharmacological treatments used for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are acetylcholinesterase inhibitors aimed at boosting the amount of acetylcholine in the brain, with the fifth being an N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist.
  Regulation of autophagy in human embryonic stem cells and its therapeutic application in induced pluripotent stem cell-based disease models
  Dr S Sarkar
Applications accepted all year round

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Project background. Regulation of proteostasis is critical for maintaining tissue homeostasis. Autophagy, a major intracellular degradation pathway essential for cellular and energy homeostasis, functions in the clearance of aggregation-prone proteins and damaged organelles.
  PhD Position in Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Synaptopathies/cerebellar motor dysfunction
  Prof S Schoch, Prof D Dietrich
Applications accepted all year round

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A PhD Position in Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Synaptopathies/cerebellar motor dysfunction is available at the Institute of Neuropathology, University Bonn Medical School, Germany.
  PhD Position in the Dynamics of the Presynaptic Nano-Architecture as the basis of rapid information storage in neuronal circuits
  Prof S Schoch, Prof D Dietrich
Applications accepted all year round

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A PhD Position in the Dynamics of the Presynaptic Nano-Architecture as the basis of rapid information storage in neuronal circuits is available at the Institute of Neuropathology, University Bonn Medical School, Germany.
  Genetic risk factors underlying impaired cognitive flexibility and neural plasticity in psychiatric disorders.
  Prof J Mellor, Dr MC Ashby
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Supervisors. Prof Jack Mellor (Bristol), Jeremy Hall (Cardiff), Dr Michael Ashby (Bristol), Prof Lawrence Wilkinson (Cardiff). Cian O’Donnell (Bristol.
  Regulation of food preference and reward by the brain. PhD in Medical School (MRC GW4 BioMed DTP)
  Dr K Ellacott
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Supervisory team. Dr Kate Ellacott, Institute of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, Medical School, University of Exeter. Prof Anthony Pickering, Pharmacology and Physiology, University of Bristol.
  Understanding how altered GABA signalling in the brain’s master clock contributes to circadian rhythm disruption in Alzheimer’s disease. PhD in Medical Studies (MRC GW4 BioMed DTP)
  Dr M Belle
Application Deadline: 25 November 2019

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Supervisory team. Dr Mino Belle, Institute of Biomedical and Clinical Science, Medical School, University of Exeter. Dr James Hodge, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Bristol.
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