About the Project
We will test this hypothesis using three complementary techniques: by analysing the detailed morphology of Kenyon cells in complete electron-microscopic reconstructions of the fly brain, called ‘connectomes’; by testing if changing the excitability of single Kenyon cells alters their morphology or other physiological properties; and by modelling whether observed morphological changes can effectively compensate for natural variability. This interdisciplinary project will train you in both experimental and computational neuroscience.
Key words: Learning and memory, imaging, neuronal morphology, synaptic plasticity, Drosophila, computational modelling, Applied
4 year fully-funded programme of integrated research and skills training, starting October 2021:
• Research Council Stipend (estimated £15,600 per year)
• Tuition Fees at the UK fee rate (£4,473 per year)
• Research support and training grant (RTSG)
Please note: international tuition fees for 2021 entry are £24,950
Not all projects will be funded; the DTP will appoint a limited number of candidates via a competitive process.
Apply online: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/phd/apply/applying
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