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Neuroscience

The Neuroscience division pursues a broad range of neurobiological research, spanning from the molecular to the behavioural levels.

PhD, MPhil, MD Full-time, Part-time Area

Visual Neuroscience

Visual Neuroscience

PhD Full-time, Part-time Area

Psychology

The School of Psychology is an excellent environment in which to do research. Research training is a strong feature of our Psychology PhD programme.

PhD, MPhil Full-time, Part-time Programme

Medicine

The School of Medicine offers research degrees in the medical disciplines such as cancer, immunology, infection, immunity, neurosciences, mental health and population medicine.

PhD, MPhil, MD Full-time, Part-time Programme

Biosciences (MRes)

The MRes helps to improve your research skills and may enable you to undertake a research project in the laboratory of an internationally-renowned scientist.

MRes Full-time Programme

Integrative Neuroscience

Our four-year programme provides a broader and more in-depth practical and theoretical grounding in neuroscience than conventional 3-year programmes.

PhD Full-time Programme

Vision Sciences

Our PhD in Vision Sciences comprises student-led research across a wide range of disciplines, from molecular and cell biology to neuroscience and clinical studies of human vision.

PhD Full-time, Part-time Programme

Biosciences

Our research ranges across the biological sciences, from the understanding of precisely how neurons grow, to the mechanisms of cancer and other diseases, the molecular basis of animal and plant development and exploring the genetics of orang-utans, elephants, pandas and other endangered species.

PhD, MPhil, MD Full-time, Part-time Programme

Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences

The Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences is one of the largest university Division of psychiatry in the UK, providing leadership in clinical practice, teaching and high quality, cutting-edge research across many areas of psychiatric practice.

PhD, MPhil, MD Full-time, Part-time Area

Structural analysis of receptors for insecticidal toxins

Insecticidal toxins produced by bacteria such as Bacillus thuringiensis and Lysinibacillus sphaericus are the active agents in these important biological pesticides and can also be exploited in the production of insect-resistant transgenic plants.

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Studying human neuropsychiatric disease in DLG2 deficient human neurons

This PhD project in Medicine tries to understand DLG2’s role during neural development and in mature neurons using variety of techniques.

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The gut microbiota continuum - what does it mean for the host?

This project will explore and measure basic parameters of three groups of individuals, which fall at the extremes of this continuum and in the middle.

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Cytoplasmic RNA regulation in cell motility

This project will investigate how cytoplasmic RNA regulation impacts on cell motility and immune function, by studying conserved RNA-binding proteins and their interactions with candidate mRNAs.

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Molecular mechanisms of phenotype determination in BNST forebrain neurons

The complexity of adult brain function is largely met by the networking of a multitude of neurons, but there is also a requirement for different types of neuron.

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Developing a 3rd generation sequencing based method for identification of bacteria without culturing

There are many instances in which we need to identify bacteria, but are unable to grow them in the laboratory, for example, urinary tract infections, wound infections and bacterial vaginosis.

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The functional proteome of the microbiome and its role in endotoxin modulation

Inflammatory disease such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, are all increasing in the global population, as are many other non-communicable diseases.

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Detection of outer membrane vesicles (OMVs) in common gut bacteria and fecal samples

The role of bacteria and microbes in cancer has received considerable attention due to the involvement of Helicobacter pylori and viruses such as HPV, EBV and Hep B and C.

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Protein interactions in the regulation of a model cell differentiation program

Cell differentiation programs drive the production of specialised tissues from progenitor cells during animal development.

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Role of the lysosome, and the lysosomal protein NPC1 in the pathogenesis and treatment of Mycobacteriumtuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is a chronic disease that in it’s latent form affects approximately one third of the worlds population with an estimated 10 million new cases and 1.5 million deaths per year.

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Firing dynamics of thalamic and cortical neural networks during absence epilepsy

Epilepsy is one of the most serious and widespread neurological diseases, which affect about 1% of the population.

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Transcriptional landscaping in plant stem cells: from chromatin to gene regulatory networks

Agriculture depends on the activity of meristems – small populations of pluripotent stem cells from which all major plant tissues and organs are produced.

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A Synthetic Reaction-Diffusion System for Engineering Patterning and Self-Organisation in Plant Stem Cells

Reaction-diffusion systems are employed in biology to establish patterns associated with the formation of distinct tissues and organs at the multicellular scale.

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Chromatin dynamics in Huntington's disease

The aim of this project is to investigate whether chromatin structure influences CAG repeat expansion in Huntingtin, and whether repeat expansion in turn alters chromatin structure.

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Novel water treatments for zoonotic pathogen Cryptosporidium

This interdisciplinary project will combine the novel method of water treatment using microwaves with state-of-art Cryptospordium culturing.

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Plasticity of visual information processing and the consequences of neurodevelopmental disorders

The aim of this project is to identify specific cellular mechanisms by which developmental or genetic defects translate into visual or neurological condition.

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Dynamic models for mesenchymal stem cells: a 3-D ex vivo culture system mapped to existing 2-D differentiation models

The aim of this project is to obtain appropriate kinetic and phenotypic maps that allow us to understand the cell and molecular aspects of tissue and dentine regeneration.

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Developmental and molecular analysis of sperm production in Drosophila

This project links developmental biology and determination of cell fate, through transcriptional controls that interpret that cell fate decision and control differentiation to evolution and optimisation of reproductive function.

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Advanced virotherapies for immuno-oncolytic applications

This project will develop refined virotherapies for the delivery immunotherapies in vivo.

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Characterisation of microRNAs regulated by dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid in macrophages in relation to atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis, the underlying cause of myocardial infarction, stroke and peripheral vascular disease, is responsible for more deaths in the western world than any other disease with mortality increasing at a marked rate in developing countries.

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Developing plants as an expression system for mammalian ion channels

The aim of this project is to develop plant expression systems for eukaryotic membrane proteins, focusing on the P2X receptor family of ATP-gated ion channels.

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