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Investigating neuronal patterning and development

   Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing

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  Dr F Mackenzie, Prof A Walker, Dr N Hill  Applications accepted all year round  Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

This 3-year PhD will study molecular and cellular mechanisms of neuronal patterning and neural development using ex vivo/in vitro methods (mouse/human tissue/cells) and/or in vivo methods (invertebrates). Results from this work will provide new insights into neuronal organisation.

The student will be trained in techniques including handling ex vivo tissue, cell culture, RNA/qRT-PCR analysis, bioinformatics, protein analysis (Western blotting), microscopy, and immunohistochemistry/ immunofluorescence.

The student will be part of the Vision, Cognition and Neuroscience (VCN) group at Kingston University London (, which lies within the Interdisciplinary Hub for the Study of Health and Age-related conditions (IhSHA Research Centre

Applicants should have or be expecting to obtain at least an Upper Second (2i) class degree in a related subject. Experience in laboratory work or an MSc/MScR would be an advantage, but training can be given. The student should be enthusiastic, self-motivated, and committed to carrying out their own research.

This PhD project will be available in Summer/Autumn 2019.

Funding Notes

There is no funding for this project
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