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  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.
  Perceptual-cognitive expertise in dynamic, time-constrained tasks
  Dr J North, Dr A Roca, Dr C Murphy
Applications accepted all year round

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Title. Perceptual-cognitive expertise in dynamic, time-constrained tasks. Based in. Research Centre for Applied Performance Science, Faculty of Sport, Health, and Applied Science, St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London.
  Spatial and temporal roles of critical nodes in ecogeomorphic systems (ESR1)
  Dr L Turnbull-Lloyd, Prof J Wainwright
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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Critical nodes are considered an important feature of a system that have a great influence on shaping system processes.
  Modelling memristive artificial neurons
  Prof S Saveliev, Dr P Borisov
Applications accepted all year round

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Does the brain operate as a computer? In short the answer is no, but why? We use logic when thinking and coming to a decision by linking events in a causal relationship.
  Infants’ early understanding of word meaning
  Dr A Ferry, Prof A Theakston
Applications accepted all year round

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While children begin to say their first words around 12 months of age, there is evidence that they start to understand the meaning of common words much earlier in development, suggesting that infants have already started to build a vocabulary.
  Small nerve fibre damage and sexual dysfunction in diabetes and obesity. A mechanistic assessment and effect of lipid modifying agents.
  Dr H Soran, Prof R Malik, Dr R Donn, Dr M Ferdousi
Applications accepted all year round

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Diabetes and its complications represent a growing global health burden, affecting an estimated 366 million people worldwide.
  Sleeping to boost walking recovery after stroke: SleepWalk, a PhD self-funded studentship (PomeroyVU19SF)
  Prof Valerie Pomeroy, Dr A Lazar
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Stroke survivors are disappointed by the level of walking ability they regain after stroke. They have called for better treatments as a research priority.
  Neural mechanisms of positive symptoms in first-episode and prodromal psychosis
  Dr G Modinos, Prof P McGuire
Application Deadline: 23 February 2020

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About 1 in 100 people will develop a psychotic disorder such as schizophrenia over their lifetime worldwide.
  Gene Regulation by the KAT6A/MOZ Histone Acetyltransferase
  Prof D Heery
Applications accepted all year round

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The human KAT6A and KAT6B genes encode the nuclear proteins MOZ and MORF, which are key gene regulators in development of blood, brain and other tissues.
  Use of highly multi-modal PET and MRI data as a predictive biomarker of the site of recurrence in neuro-oncology
  Dr R Hinz, Dr David Coope, Prof A Jackson
Applications accepted all year round

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Primary brain tumour including glioblastoma (GBM), the most aggressive and most common form in adults, continue to have a socioeconomic impact that is disproportionate to the tumour frequency due to our inability to obtain a cure in the vast majority of adult sufferers.
  Determination of the function of inherited refractive error risk factor genes in the embryonic development of the eye.
  Prof L Erskine, Prof N Vargesson, Prof M Collinson
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020

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Refractive errors, such as short-sightedness (myopia) and long-sightedness (hyperopia), are becoming epidemic, and in parts of southeast Asia around 80% of people have short-sight.
  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] ).
  The relationship between social cognition, bodily movement and functions of the neurobiological basis for social alignment
  Dr H Gvirts
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a fully-funded Ph.D. to begin in October 2019. The candidate will work with Dr. Hila Z. Gvirts on the relationship between social cognition, bodily movement and functions of the neurobiological basis for social alignment.
  Movement-science inspired development of upper-limb prostheses for young children
  Dr S Watt, Dr K Valyear
Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

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Project rationale and description. Growing up without a hand poses unique and difficult challenges. Prosthesis provision for infants and young children is extremely limited, and the basic-science principles that inform how children learn to use prosthetic devices are largely unknown.
  Structure in patterns in ordered datasets with applications in astrophysics, neuroscience and archaeology (ESR 7)
  Prof A Efstathiou, Prof V Papadopoulou Lesta
Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

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The project will delve into classic and powerful techniques related to complex systems, such as graph theory, probability theory and statistics, as well as modern and promising ones such as Network Science, machine learning and data mining techniques and tools.
  Exploring the effects of decanoic acid on ion channel function and synaptic network activity
  Dr P Chen
Application Deadline: 10 February 2020

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We have recently discovered a straight chain ten-carbon fatty acid (decanoic acid, DA) which displays non-competitive antagonism for the AMPA (AMPAR) subtype of glutamate receptor (Chang et al., 2016).
  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.
  The chemistry and biophysics of phosphoryl transfer enzymes
  Prof J Waltho, Dr A Almond
Applications accepted all year round

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One of the most remarkable features of the chemistry of living organisms is the evolutionary utilisation of phosphate esters to provide biopolymers that encode genetic information, deliver temporal protein regulation, generate and distribute free energy throughout the cell, and to provide a ubiquitous handle for metabolic intermediates.
  Genome and transcriptome sequencing and functional analysis to find new mutation types in patients with inherited blindness
  Prof C Inglehearn
Applications accepted all year round

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Human inherited retinal dystrophies (IRDs) result from mutations in over 200 different genes, many of them first implicated by the Leeds Vision Research Group (eg Panagiotou E et al 2017, AJHG 100:960-968; El-Asrag M et al 2015, 96:948-54).
  Evaluation of male suicide prevention initiatives in the UK
  Dr C Cooper, Dr J Wright
Application Deadline: 29 January 2020

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Project for inclusion in China Scholarship Council – University of Sheffield competition. More information is available at https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/phd/scholarships/csc.
  Mapping neuromodulator networks in real-time in the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans
  Dr Y L Chew
Application Deadline: 30 April 2020

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DEADLINE EXTENDED!. Background and Aims. Much of the efforts to identify neuronal connections and map the ‘connectome’ of the nervous system focuses on synaptic connections between neurons.
  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.
  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).
  Inflammation, the immune system and neurological disease
  Prof S Allan
Applications accepted all year round

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Inflammation is now recognised as a key contributor to neuronal injury in both acute and chronic neurodegenerative disease. Many studies in this area have focussed on the post-injury inflammatory response and in particular on the role of specific cytokines in the central nervous system.
  The effects of Interleukin-1 primed mesenchymal stem cells on hypoxic-ischemic brain damage
  Dr E Pinteaux, Prof S Allan
Applications accepted all year round

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Hypoxic-ischemic brain damage is one of the main causes of death and neurological disability after stroke worldwide.
  The representation of syntax in English and Mandarin Chinese
  Dr B Yao, Dr A Stewart
Applications accepted all year round

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How syntax (language structure) is mentally represented in the brain is an ancient and challenging question in cognitive sciences.
  Understanding the aetiology of diabetic neuropathy
  Dr N Gardiner, Dr R Unwin
Applications accepted all year round

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Diabetic neuropathy is a common secondary complication of diabetes mellitus which affects around 50% of all patients with diabetes - impacting on health, wellbeing and quality of life.
  Tyrosine kinase inhibitors conjugated tumour targeting dyes for the treatment of glioblastoma.
  Dr J Jose, Dr P Choi
Applications accepted all year round

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Glioblastoma (GBM) remains a lethal and difficult to treat cancer with a dismal outcome. Although we have a better understanding of the disease progression, a concurrent increase in therapeutic intervention is lagging.
  Handedness and brain asymmetries: neuroimaging and behaviour
  Dr D Carey
Application Deadline: 1 March 2020

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Supervisor. Dr. David Carey. Project rationale and description. My team work on the relationships between handedness and brain symmetry.
  Compromised Optic Nerve Head Perfusion and Cerebral Oxygenation in Glaucoma
  Dr L Cameron, Dr U Shahani, Dr A Logan
Application Deadline: 3 February 2020

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REF SHLS-20008 Cameron. Glaucoma is a progressive optic neuropathy and one of the most common causes of visual impairment in ageing adults, where poor vascular perfusion in the eye is thought to be a causative factor .1,2,3.
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