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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

Stem Cell Neurobiology (MRes)

Develop your knowledge and understanding of this fast growing field of modern bioscience with an innovative and practical Masters programme.

MRes Full-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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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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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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The molecular basis of cognitive flexibility

This project examines transcriptomes in key brain regions at critical periods to determine the molecular bases of flexible behaviour.

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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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Molecular pathways regulating stem cell divisions

This project aims to identify the molecular pathways that regulate proliferative vs. neurogenic divisions in the developing cerebral cortex by combining candidate and unbiased approaches.

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Investigating peroxisome dysregulation in Alzheimer’s disease

In this project you will first determine how peroxisomes respond to the specific pathogenic proteins associated with AD in vivo.

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Targeting LAG3+ T cells for Cancer Immunotherapy

This study will look at the control of adaptive immunity in health and inflammation by human blood and mucosal gamma/delta T cells.

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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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Examining the programming of offspring behaviour by maternal diet and abnormal maternal care

There is a well-defined association between early life adversity (either prenatally or in early childhood) and significantly poorer outcomes for children.

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Investigating the childhood neurodevelopmental origins of adult mental illness

This PhD utilises new data generated by a Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award between Cardiff and Bristol Universities to test hypotheses on why child NDDs show links with later adult mental illness.

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Whole-person emotion perception in Autism Spectrum Disorder

This project will study whole-person representations of emotion in ASD, by characterising the processing and integration of signals from the face and body.

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Towards the clinical development of calcium-sensing receptor antagonists as novel therapeutics for inflammatory lung diseases

G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) have crucial roles in almost every physiological process from cardiac function, immune responses and neurotransmission to sensory functions comprising sight, taste and smell.

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Flexible vectors for immunotherapy against cancer and pathogens

This project aims to determine pathways that can drive the growth of particular types of NK and T cells that are optimised to provide better protection from disease. We will use cytomegalovirus and leukaemic cells as systems of analysis.

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The smell of infection – detecting infectious disease and determining mechanisms underlying the spread of disease on social networks

Social organization facilitates contacts between individuals altering the probability of parasite transmission (Perkins et al., 2009).

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Enhancing immune stimulation for novel anti-cancer viral vaccine vectors

We will combine cutting-edge proteomics with molecular virology and immunology to determine how HCMV induces such strong responses, enabling us to generate optimised vaccine vectors.

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Can early intervention with astrocytes delay the progression of Huntington's disease?

We will test the hypothesis that astrocyte transplants can improve function in an adult HD mouse model, thereby taking the first steps towards exploring astrocyte transplants as a potential therapy for HD.

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