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  Neuronal Dynamics from a complex network perspective
  Prof A Politi, Dr E Ullner
Applications accepted all year round

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The human brain is possibly the most intriguing complex system we know. The combination of experimental work and theoretical approaches has gained many insides in the last century but we are still far away from a real understanding.
  The mathematics behind the smartness of neural networks
  Dr M S Baptista
Applications accepted all year round

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Intelligence is one of the pillars that allows animals to master their environment. Scientific approaches recently proposed have been capable of simulating networked systems that reproduce similar emergent manifestations of behavior as those observed in the brain.
  Combining melatonin and omega-3 fatty acids to manage chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy and spinal injury-induced neuropathic pain.
  Prof H Galley, Dr W Huang
Application Deadline: 28 June 2019

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Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a common and debilitating complication during cancer treatment, which can lead to chemotherapy drug dose reduction or treatment cessation.
  Effects of essential aminoacid (EAA) restriction on cognitive function, ageing and neurodegeneration.
  Prof B Platt, Prof M Delibegovic
Application Deadline: 28 June 2019

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The developed world is currently facing a significant increase in average lifespan, with the implication of increased age-related diseases including various cancers, dementia, and type 2 diabetes in our aged population.
  Investigation of the role of myopia susceptibility genes in early eye development.
  Prof L Erskine, Prof N Vargesson, Prof M Collinson
Application Deadline: 28 June 2019

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The aim of this project is to determine the role of inherited refractive error risk factors in the pre-birth development of the eye.
  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.
  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 impact of transcultural migration on body image and disordered eating
  Research Group: Applied, Social and Health Psychology Research Group
  Prof V Swami
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Applied, Social and Health Psychology Research Group - http://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-technology/research/our-research-institutes-and-groups/applied-social-and-health-psychology.
  Assessment of premorbid cognitive ability
  Research Group: Brain and Cognition Research Group
  Prof P Bright, Dr I van der Linde
Applications accepted all year round

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Proposed supervisory team. Prof Peter Bright ([email protected] anglia.ac.uk), (Psychology),. Dr Ian van der Linde ([email protected] )(Computing & Information Science).
  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] ).
  Development of prospective memory in early childhood
  Research Group: Brain and Cognition Research Group
  Dr R Ford
Applications accepted all year round

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Proposed supervisory team. Dr Ruth Ford ([email protected]). https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-technology/about/psychology/our-staff/ruth-ford.
  Embodied learning: How motor difficulties constrain learning during parent-child interaction in infants/toddlers with Down syndrome and Williams syndrome
  Research Group: Brain and Cognition Research Group
  Dr D D'Souza, Dr H D'Souza, Dr J Lambie
Applications accepted all year round

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Proposed supervisory team. Dr Dean D’Souza ([email protected])- (Anglia Ruskin University), Dr Hana D’Souza - (Cambridge University), Dr John Lambie ([email protected])- (Anglia Ruskin University).
  What can pregnancy tell us about maternal behaviour? A neurohormonal investigation
  Research Group: Brain and Cognition Research Group
  Dr J Aspell, Dr F Cardini
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Brain and Cognition Research Group - https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/brain-and-cognition.
  PhD project on Epigenetic Mechanisms in Neuroscience: uncovering the role of three dimensional chromatin organization
  Dr E Elliott
Applications accepted all year round

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We are seeking an enthusiastic student for a novel project on the epigenetic basis of behavior. The goal of the project, under the direct supervision of Dr.
  London Interdisciplinary Biosciences Consortium (LIDo)

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 . LIDo is an exciting collaboration between UCL, Kings College London, Queen Mary, Birkbeck, Royal Veterinary College and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, six of London's world-class universities and specialist institutions.
  Developmental dyslexia: a multi-sensory approach
  Dr B Jennings, Prof T Wydell
Applications accepted all year round

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The aim of the proposed project will be to investigate the multi-sensory integration of light and sound information, i.e., the combination of processing in the visual and auditory systems, in children and young adults with developmental dyslexia.
  Medicinal Chemistry - ‘Prion diseases: how to develop therapies for prion diseases’
  Prof S Ward
Application Deadline: 23 June 2019

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This research project will be funded through a Scholarship which will be delivered jointly by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol and Cardiff University.
  Towards a clinical MEG system: theoretical and practical insights into the use of optically pumped magnetometers
  Research Group: Brain Imaging
  Dr L Beltrachini, Prof K Singh
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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Magnetoencephalography (MEG) is a non-invasive medical imaging technique that allows characterisation of human brain electrophysiology by measuring magnetic fields generated by neural currents.
  Sleep Engineering to manipulate memory:  detecting replay with classifiers, modelling the system, and manipulating with TMR
  Research Group: Cognitive Neuroscience
  Prof P Lewis
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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We spend 1/3 rd of our life asleep, and the brain is very busy during this time. Memories are spontaneously reinstated during sleep, and this reinstatement has been linked to consolidation, or strengthening of the memories involved.
  Towards a mechanistic understanding of why age increases the behaviorally impairing effects ofinflammation on the brain
  Prof N Harrison
Application Deadline: 30 June 2019

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This studentship offers an outstanding opportunity for a talented PhD student to join an internationally leading group investigating how inflammation in the body acts on the brain to impair human mood, motivation and cognition.
  PhD in Systems Medicine

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The PhD Program aims to train young and motivated researchers in the wide field of modern Biomedicine. Curriculum in. Computational Biology, Bioethics & Cognitive sciences, Human Genetics, Molecular Oncology.
  Neural circuits synchronisation and regulation of innate behaviors
  Prof A Ponomarenko
Applications accepted all year round

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Neuronal computations supporting innate behaviors (such as food seeking and intake, social interaction and regulation of vigilance states) remain largely unknown.
  EMBLA Project - The regulation of phase transition by alternative splicing
  Dr R Weatheritt
Applications accepted all year round

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More than 90% of human genes undergo alternative splicing, the process by which multiple, distinct transcript and protein variants are expressed from a single gene.
  PhD Student (f/m/d) Grid Cell Coding in Old Age
  Prof T Wolbers
Applications accepted all year round

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This position will be based in the Aging & Cognition Research group (www.wolberslab.net), which seeks (i) to understand fundamental mechanisms of cognitive aging under naturalistic conditions, (ii) to establish novel clinical assessment tools, and (iii) to develop interventions that help maintain people’s independence.
  Fully-funded PhD positions in several natural sciences & engineering disciplines

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Join an internationally renowned scientific community with the Hector FellowPhD program. PhD students benefit not only from the experience of the program, but also from the network of Hector Fellows.
  3-year international PhD Programme in Molecular and Experimental Medicine – Humanitas University, Milan

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The MEM PhD Programme provides training in various fields of life sciences and molecular medicine offering a stimulating environment with access to state-of-the-art technology and clinical case lists for translational studies.
  Enterprise DTP: MRC iCASE Doctoral Training Programme

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Imperial College London is offering 6 fully funded Enterprise DTP PhD Studentships to start in 2019-20, with a stipend of £18,000 p/a.
  2019/20 PhD programs at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca

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Applications are now accepted for the 2019/20 PhD Programs at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca (www.imtlucca.it), one of the six Schools of Excellence in Italy.
  20 Funded PhD Positions in the IMPRS-CellDevoSys - Integrating Biology, Physics, Chemistry & Computer Science

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A 4-year PhD Program involving 3 renowned international institutes. the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, the Center for Systems Biology Dresden, and the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems.
  Curing Genetic Muscle diseases
  Dr J Ochala
Applications accepted all year round

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Congenital myopathies are a group of genetic muscle diseases with unclear mechanisms and no efficient treatment.
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