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:
- Alzheimer’s disease;
- learning and memory;
- movement control;
The experimental techniques used throughout the programme include the latest developments in:
- molecular and cellular recording and imaging;
- viral gene transfer;
- brain and nerve stimulation (including optogenetics) and recording in anaesthetized and awake behaving animals;
- functional magnetic resonance imaging;
- genetically modified animal models;
- behavioural testing;
- neural pathway tracing.
The computational approaches used include:
- neuronal mathematical modelling
- differential equations
- statistical data inference
- machine learning
- deep learning