You will be able to select from an extensive choice of multidisciplinary and integrative research projects from an academy of world-leading basic and clinical neuroscientists.

All projects have a focus on combining mathematical and computational methods with experimental approaches and are jointly supervised by one mathematician and one experimentalist.

Projects will study a wide range of brain functions and disorders, including:

  • addiction;
  • Alzheimer’s disease;
  • autism;
  • hypertension;
  • learning and memory;
  • cognition;
  • movement control;
  • obesity;
  • pain;
  • respiration;
  • schizophrenia;
  • stress.

Experimental techniques

The experimental techniques used throughout the programme include the latest developments in:

  • molecular and cellular recording and imaging;
  • viral gene transfer;
  • radio-telemetry;
  • brain and nerve stimulation (including optogenetics) and recording in anaesthetized and awake behaving animals;
  • microdialysis;
  • functional magnetic resonance imaging;
  • genetically modified animal models;
  • behavioural testing;
  • pharmacology;
  • neural pathway tracing.

Computational Approaches

The computational approaches used include:

  • neuronal mathematical modelling
  • differential equations
  • statistical data inference
  • machine learning
  • deep learning
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