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  PhD Student Positions at International Max Planck Research School for Molecular Life Sciences, Munich

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The International Max Planck Research School for Molecular Life Sciences. From Biological Structures to Neural Circuits (IMPRS-LS) currently has an open call for fully funded PhD student positions.
  PhD Student Positions at International Max Planck Research School for Molecular Life Sciences, Munich

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The International Max Planck Research School for Molecular Life Sciences. From Biological Structures to Neural Circuits (IMPRS-LS) currently has an open call for fully funded PhD student positions.
  Build your expertise in tissue regeneration and repair at The University of Edinburgh

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Our MSc by Research in Regenerative Medicine and Tissue is a one-year, full-time, on-campus Masters programme structured around two laboratory-based research projects.
  PhD in Chemical Biology -- Neuropeptide Research -- University of Vienna
  Prof M Muttenthaler
Applications accepted all year round

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Neuropeptides are key mediators in many biological functions and understanding their interaction with target proteins is fundamental to unravel the underlying mechanism of diseases.
  Traumatic Brain Injury and its link to Alzheimer’s disease
  Dr R Vuono, Dr G Lall
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship in the lab of Dr Romina Vuono to study the link between Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
  Modelling a myelination disorder in the zebrafish: drug discovery and gene editing
  Prof T T Whitfield
Applications accepted all year round

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Adhesion G protein-coupled receptors (aGPCRs) have exciting potential as therapeutic targets for drug discovery. The aGPCR Adgrg6 (Gpr126) has a conserved role in myelination of the vertebrate peripheral nervous system, and is of considerable clinical interest.
  International PhD Programme in Molecular Life Sciences

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 The Vienna Biocenter (VBC) PhD Programme in Life Sciences has been running since 1993, providing students from all over the world with excellent training.
  Understanding the role of protein conformation at the nanoscale: In-situ TERS studies of amyloidogenic Tau aggregation
  Dr I S Nandhakumar
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Supervisor. Dr Iris Nandhakumar. Co-supervisor Prof. Sumeet Mahajan, Dr Amrit Mudher. Project description. Applications are invited for a prestigious PhD studentship to work on an exciting interdisciplinary project between the Schools of Chemistry and Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton.
  Direct PhD Track Brain Sciences: Computation and Information Processing

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Now Accepting Applications from International Students!. Submission Deadline. March 1st, 2020. Unraveling the mysteries of the mind and the brain is one of the most fascinating endeavors of the 21st century.
  Self-funded PhD project on identifying the neural circuit underlying chemotaxis in Drosophila
  Dr C Larsen, Dr M Meyer
Applications accepted all year round

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Chemotaxis is the ability of most animals to navigate the direction and magnitude of an odour plume and is vital for survival.
  Investigating individual differences in heat-stress vulnerability and in response to symptomatic treatment at a patient level in heat-sensitive neurodegenerative diseases
  Dr D Filingeri
Application Deadline: 1 May 2020

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Reference number. SDCA/DF2020HEATSTRESS. Start date. 1 July or 1 October 2020 or 1 Jan 2021. Application deadline. 1 May 2020. 3 years full-time.
  The biology of human skin wetness sensing and its implications for health and technological innovation
  Dr D Filingeri
Application Deadline: 1 May 2020

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Reference number. SDCA/DF2020SKINWETNESS. Start date. 1 July or 1 October 2020 or 1 Jan 2021. Application deadline. 1 May 2020. 3 years full-time.
  OIST International PhD Program

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The OIST Graduate University offers an individualized PhD program providing a secure foundation in the fundamentals of your field, with unparalleled opportunities for cross-disciplinary research.
  Our Mission: to Educate, Nurture and Discover for the benefit of Human Health

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Our ultimate purpose is to work in service of patients. RCSI was founded by Royal Charter on 11th February 1784, to set and support professional standards for surgical training and practice in Ireland.
  Mechanistic analysis of neurodevelopmental disorders caused by mutations in the gene RAC1
  Dr T Millard, Dr S Banka
Applications accepted all year round

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RAC1 is a signalling protein that regulates many cellular processes and is essential during embryonic development. We recently discovered a novel genetic disease called RAC1-related neurodevelopmental disorder (RRND) that results from mutations in the RAC1 gene.
  The role and regulation of microtubules during axon growth and degeneration
  Prof A Prokop
Applications accepted all year round

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Axons are the enormously long cable-like processes of neurons that wire the nervous system. These delicate structures have to be maintained for a life time.
  Pat Harris 4-year PhD Studentships in Neurodegenerative Disease

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The Queen Square Institute of Neurology is pleased to offer four 4-year basic science PhD studentships in the field of Neurodegenerative Disease starting in September 2020.
  PhD: Molecular mechanisms of chronic pain
  Dr P McHugh
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Chronic pain (CP) is a major cause of long term disability. Through a previous RNA seq analysis of human pain patients and animal models of neuropathic pain, we have identified several key pathways and molecules that could be important in disease process.
  Targeting ageing: Genes and compounds with pro-longevity, health-preserving effects
  Dr JP de Magalhaes
Applications accepted all year round

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Ageing is arguably the major biomedical challenge of the 21st century. In model organisms, the process of ageing can be manipulated by both genetic manipulations and dietary interventions.
  FoodBioSystems DTP - The impact of food transmitted endocrine disruptors on animal and human health
  Dr E Kevei, Dr L Connolly, Dr N Vasudevan, Dr G Arnott
Application Deadline: 6 March 2020

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Research Group. FOODBIOSYSTEMS BBSRC DTP. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to carry out PhD research on the biomedical impact of microplastic pollution in the environment and in the Agrifood sector to determine its effect on human health.
  Live imaging of neural circuits mediating pain
  Dr A Nikolaev, Dr E Seward
Applications accepted all year round

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The aim of this project is to characterize the neuronal circuitry involved in pain signaling in genetically modified zebrafish expressing fluorescent reporters of activity.
  Regulation of SNARE complex assembly and function by the lysine deacetylase Sirtuin-2
  Dr M Collins, Dr A Peden
Applications accepted all year round

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Sirtuin-2 (Sirt2) is a lysine deacetylase that regulates acetylation levels of cytoplasmic proteins and has established roles in neurodegeneration, cancer and infection.
  Regulation of synaptic protein function by protein palmitoylation
  Dr M Collins
Applications accepted all year round

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Palmitoylation (S-acylation), the only known reversible lipid modification of proteins, is an important regulator of protein localisation and function.
  Computerised assessment of visuo-spatial neglect following stroke
  Dr D Punt
Applications accepted all year round

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Following a stroke, it is common for people to have problems with spatial awareness (also referred to as ’visuo-spatial neglect’, or just ‘neglect’).
  Functional activity of upper extremities to improve trunk function after spinal cord injury
  Dr S Chiou, Prof D Falla
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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This project aims to study efficacy of combined arm cycling and standard exercise in improving trunk function in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI).
  Enzymes of endocannabinoid turnover in inflammatory responses
  Dr SPH Alexander
Applications accepted all year round

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Over recent years, we have generated, developed and established a wide range of assays for different enzyme activities.
  Mechanisms of neuronal protection in diabetic neuropathy.
  Dr L Donaldson
Applications accepted all year round

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Sensory neurons are particularly vulnerable to damage. This is now most commonly found in diabetes mellitus where hyperglycaemia results in the production of several factors (e.g.
  Sequence variation and epigenomic mechanisms underlying human neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases
  Dr HM Knight
Applications accepted all year round

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This is the decade of the ‘brain’ and this is also the decade of advancements in ‘genomic technologies’. This project aims to use cutting edge sequencing technologies to understand susceptibility to human disorders of the brain.
  The impact of pain on the aging nervous system
  Dr G Hathway
Applications accepted all year round

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The way in which pain is detected and processed changes significantly over the life-course.
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