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  The genetics of addiction:  Identification of Genetic and Genomic Variants by Next-Gen Sequencing in Non-human Animals
  Dr C H Brennan
Application Deadline: 7 August 2019

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Project aim. Our aim is to use genetic and developmental analysis of zebrafish to identify novel alleles and molecular mechanisms contributing to core behaviors predictive of vulnerability to drug addiction.
  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).
  What is the impact of atypical neurogenesis on brain activity, cognition and behaviour?
  Dr A McNeill, Dr M Freeth
Application Deadline: 2 August 2019

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Neurogenesis is the process by which stem cells form brain cells. This process is disrupted by genetic mutations causing childhood neurological disorders which cause symptoms such as learning disability, behaviour problems and epilepsy.
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