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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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Integration of genetic and functional data to identify drug targets and enhance risk prediction

Integrating brain expression and protein-protein interaction data with genomic data identified a network of immune-related genes implicated in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) susceptibility.

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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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Characterising DNA damage repair in Huntington’s disease

This is an exciting opportunity to help define the molecular mechanism of Huntington’s disease (HD).

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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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Detecting dysfunction in the single-cell gene networks underlying Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder and results from the selective loss of dopaminergic neurons within the Substantia nigra pars compacta.

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Microglial NFAT signalling and Alzheimer’s disease genetic risk networks

In this project, you will develop skills in molecular biological, cell culture, genome biology and bioinformatics.

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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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Machine Learning for Prediction in Alzheimer's Disease: Identifying Novel Biologically Valid Diagnostic Categories to Inform Precision Medicine

The project will involve investigating the ability of machine learning.

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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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Alzheimer’s disease: Understanding the interaction of microglia risk genes

The aim of this project is to understand the interdependence of specific risk alleles and highlight the possibility of adjunctive therapies targeting different ‘arms’ of the immune cells to treat the disease.

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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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