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Brain on a chip - Monitoring and modulating cell signalling.


Project Description

The department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering together with Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Bath are looking for a PhD student to work on an exciting project to investigate memory and learning impairment on a chip.

The PhD candidate will combine electrophysiological techniques using sensitive multi-electrode arrays (Rocha et al, 2016, Rocha et al 2015) and morphological identification of recorded brain tissue using confocal imaging.

The multidisciplinary project represents a unique opportunity for a student that wants to develop a background on bioelectronics. Specifically, on cell differentiation, device fabrication and new electrophysiology approaches that will lead to advanced neuro-technological solutions and better understanding of cognitive dysfunctions.

Application:

Successful applicants will ideally have graduated (or be due to graduate) with an undergraduate Masters first class degree and/or MSc distinction (or equivalent). Any English language requirements must be met at the deadline for applications.

Informal enquiries: Dr Paulo Rocha, email

Please ensure that you state the full project title and lead supervisor name on the application form for a PhD in Electronic & Electrical Engineering.

https://samis.bath.ac.uk/urd/sits.urd/run/siw_ipp_lgn.login?process=siw_ipp_app&code1=RDUEE-FP01&code2=0013

Anticipated start date: January 2020

Funding Notes

Funding will cover UK/EU tuition fees, a maintenance stipend of up to £15,009 per annum (2019/20 rate) and a training support fee of £1,000 per annum for up to 3.5 years. Overseas applicants are not eligible to apply for this funding.

How good is research at University of Bath in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 20.50

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