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  Imaging of element distribution in brain tissue
  Dr A Raab, Prof J Feldmann, Prof B Platt
Applications accepted all year round

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Trace elements are non-homogenously distributed in brain tissue, the distribution depends on the element. There is some research indicating that trace elements, in particular Fe, Cu and Zn, are associated with neurodegenerative diseases.
  Images in the medical and life sciences
  Dr U Stegmann, Dr L Moretti
Applications accepted all year round

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Pictorial representations and images (e.g. photographs and diagrams) are common in the medical and life sciences. Examples include fMRI images and micrographs.
  Dynamic prediction modelling in Parkinson’s disease
  Dr D McLernon, Dr A Macleod, Dr C Counsell
Application Deadline: 26 June 2020

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1. Background to the project. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive, disabling, neurodegenerative disorder which is common in the elderly.
  Social relationships and the evolution of complex cognition
  Research Group: Behavioural Ecology Research Group (BEEC)
  Dr C Wascher
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Behavioural Ecology Research Group https://aru.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/behavioural-ecology.
  Assessment of premorbid cognitive ability
  Research Group: Centre for Mind and Behaviour
  Prof P Bright, Dr I van der Linde
Applications accepted all year round

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Proposed supervisory team. Prof Peter Bright ([email protected] anglia.ac.uk), (Psychology),. Dr Ian van der Linde ([email protected] )(Computing & Information Science).
  Compulsion and the self in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  Research Group: Centre for Mind and Behaviour
  Dr S Morein-Zamir, Dr E Kaminskiy
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Centre for Mind and Behaviour https://aru.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/aru-centre-for-mind-and-behaviour.
  Construction and attentional control of complex thought and behaviour
  Research Group: Centre for Mind and Behaviour
  Prof P Bright, Dr M Pake, Dr I van der Linde
Applications accepted all year round

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Proposed supervisory team. Prof Peter Bright ([email protected]), Dr Mike Pake, ([email protected]) Dr Ian van der Linde ([email protected] ).
  Development of prospective memory in early childhood
  Research Group: Centre for Mind and Behaviour
  Dr R Ford
Applications accepted all year round

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Proposed supervisory team. Dr Ruth Ford ([email protected]). https://www.anglia.ac.uk/science-and-technology/about/psychology/our-staff/ruth-ford.
  Embodied learning: How motor difficulties constrain learning during parent-child interaction in infants/toddlers with Down syndrome and Williams syndrome
  Research Group: Centre for Mind and Behaviour
  Dr D D'Souza, Dr H D'Souza, Dr J Lambie
Applications accepted all year round

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Proposed supervisory team. Dr Dean D’Souza ([email protected])- (Anglia Ruskin University), Dr Hana D’Souza - (Cambridge University), Dr John Lambie ([email protected])- (Anglia Ruskin University).
  What can pregnancy tell us about maternal behaviour? A neurohormonal investigation
  Research Group: Centre for Mind and Behaviour
  Dr J Aspell, Dr F Cardini
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Centre for Mind and Behaviour https://aru.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/aru-centre-for-mind-and-behaviour.
  The impact of transcultural migration on body image and disordered eating
  Research Group: Centre for Societies and Groups
  Prof V Swami
Applications accepted all year round

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Research Group. Centre for Societies and Groups https://aru.ac.uk/science-and-engineering/research/institutes-and-groups/aru-centre-for-societies-and-groups.
  EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Engineered Tissues for Discovery, Industry and Medicine (LifETIME)

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The CDT will train the next generation of leaders in developing in vitro tissues, sensing and diagnostics to develop humanised in vitro systems to drive better drug screening.
  Supporting the impact of dementia in rural Wales
  Dr R Sharp
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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Project. The studentship is part of an ESRC-NIHR programme of research (‘The Rare Dementia Support Impact project’), a collaboration between Bangor University, University College London (project lead) and Nipissing University, Canada.
  PhD in Neuroimmunology - Unravelling the molecular basis of the association of genetic variation in the clusterin gene with risk of Alzheimer’s disease
  Prof B Paul Morgan, Dr R Sims
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Big genetic studies have changed thinking about AD, highlighted different possible causes and suggested new ways of treatment. The best of these studies are huge, multi-national.
  Cardiff University School of Psychology - PhD Opportunities

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We are currently accepting applications to study for a PhD in psychology, conducting research with leading academics, their research teams and collaborators.
  Human Brain Project (HBP) - PhD Scholarship

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A PhD opportunity is available with the EU Future and Emerging Technologies Flagship Human Brain Project (HBP).
  Sounds in the womb: fetal reactions to what they hear
  Dr N Reissland
Applications accepted all year round

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Fetuses can hear from around the 23rd week of gestation. They are exposed to a variety of language and non-language sounds in the womb.
  The eyes have it: fetal reactions to visual stimulation
  Dr N Reissland
Applications accepted all year round

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The womb is not entirely dark and hence fetuses can perceive light. It is not clear what fetuses might be able to perceive and in what detail they might be able to “see” which has implications for cognitive development.
  Vertical reading training for stroke survivors with visual field loss
  Research Group: Living with Stroke and other Long Term Conditions
  Dr K Thomson, Dr C Hazelton
Applications accepted all year round

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Ref. SHLS20028 Thomson. Background. Stroke survivors with visual field loss struggle to read, due to an inability to see the start or end of lines of text within the area of lost vision.
  Targeting the DNA damage response in spinal muscular atrophy.
  Research Group: Molecular Mechanisms and Long Term Conditions
  Dr G Hunter, Dr P Martin
Applications accepted all year round

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Reference No. SHLS20040. Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a neuromuscular disease that is the leading genetic cause of infant mortality in humans and it is caused by mutations in a single gene known as survival motor neuron 1, SMN1, resulting in loss of the SMN protein.
  Measuring the Impact of Visual Impairment on Face Perception: A Combined Behavioural and Haemodynamic Approach
  Research Group: Vision Research
  Dr A Logan, Dr U Shahani, Dr L Cameron
Applications accepted all year round

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Ref. SHLS20025. Faces contain a wealth of information. a brief glimpse is typically sufficient to recognise a familiar face or interpret a facial expression.
  Immunoproteasomes as novel therapeutic targets in neurodegenerative disorders
  Dr Y Ye
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a 3.5 year PhD studentship in the UK DRI Centre at Imperial in the research group of Dr Yu Ye (https://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/yu.ye1).
  Doctoral Training in Optical Neurophysiology
  Dr A Foust
Application Deadline: 1 October 2020

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-----------------Requirements:-----------------. The Optical Neurophysiology Laboratory, lead by Dr.
  Self-funded PhD project on identifying the neural circuit underlying chemotaxis in Drosophila
  Dr C Larsen, Dr M Meyer
Applications accepted all year round

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Chemotaxis is the ability of most animals to navigate the direction and magnitude of an odour plume and is vital for survival.
  Developing motion robust fetal MR Spectroscopy (MRS) - including MRI, machine learning and pulse sequence programming
  Dr E De Vita, Dr K Pusparajah
Application Deadline: 15 June 2020

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3.5 years EPSRC Funded PhD scholarship to assign as soon as possible, for start in July or October 2020. June 15th 2020 deadline.
  Predicating ablation volume for laser interstitial thermal therapy (LiTT) for computer-assisted planning of minimally invasive neurosurgery
  Dr R Sparks
Application Deadline: 17 July 2020

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The aim of this project is to develop novel computational methods to accurately predict the treatment volume for laser interstitial thermal therapy (LiTT) applied to neurosurgery.
  5G-IoT in the fight against Auto-immune diseases
  Prof C Politis, Dr K Danas
Applications accepted all year round

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The empowerment of patients and their formal and informal carers has become a prime target of healthcare strategy development in Europe and elsewhere.
  Investigating metabolic changes in neurodegeneration
  Dr F Mackenzie, Dr M Stolinski
Applications accepted all year round

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This 3-year PhD will study the increasingly recognised association between metabolic disease and neurodegeneration using in vitro cell culture methods.
  Investigating neuronal patterning and development
  Dr F Mackenzie, Prof A Walker, Dr N Hill
Applications accepted all year round

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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).
  Quality assessment for light-field imaging
  Prof M Martini
Applications accepted all year round

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Among the recent media modalities enabling better immersive viewing experiences for the end-users, light field (LF) imaging is emerging.
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