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Alteration of perineuronal net in epilepsy


   Faculty of Biological Sciences

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  Dr J. Kwok  No more applications being accepted  Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

Open PhD position in the University of Leeds (UK)

Research Topic: Alteration of perineuronal net in epilepsy

Perineuronal net (PNN) is an aggregated extracellular matrix structure on the surface of neurons and have been previously demonstrated to be important in controlling synaptic plasticity in the central nervous system, particular on the parvalbumin positive GABAergic interneurons. Here, we aim to study the role of PNN in the development of epilepsy.

The work will be carried out in the multidisciplinary environment of the School of Biomedical Sciences (University of Leeds), which includes biochemists, physiologists and biophysicists. The project will be supervised by Dr Jessica Kwok who has a strong international standing in the field of neuronal plasticity.

http://www.fbs.leeds.ac.uk/staff/profile.php?tag=Kwok_J

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a strong interest in neuronal plasticity and epilepsy. Knowledge or previous experience in neuroscience, physiology or biochemistry will be appreciated.

The position is opened to candidates from high income Commonwealth countries and subjected to a successful application to the 2018 Commonwealth PhD Scholarship (high income countries), with a deadline of 22nd May 2018. Successful candidate is expected to start on 1st October 2018.

Please contact Dr Jessica Kwok ([Email Address Removed]) for any enquiry. You can find more information about the application procedures using this link:
http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/apply/phd-scholarships-high-income-countries/




Funding Notes

The position is opened to candidates from high income Commonwealth countries and subjected to a successful application to the 2018 Commonwealth PhD Scholarship (high income countries), with a deadline of 22nd May 2018.
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