Postgraduate research opportunities Brain state in Alzheimer’s disease

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Key facts

  • Opens: Tuesday 29 December 2020
  • Number of places: 1
  • Duration: 36 Months
  • Funding: Home fee, Stipend

Overview

Neuroscience, Neurophotonics, Ageing
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Eligibility

A successful candidate should have or expect to have an Honours Degree at 2.1 or above (or equivalent) in Neuroscience or related fields. Experience with coding (Python or MATLAB) and/or in vivo experiments will be advantageous. In the first instance, candidates may send their application to Dr Shuzo Sakata (shuzo.sakata@strath.ac.uk), including a CV and a cover letter, detailing their motivation for this PhD project and their career goal

THE Awards 2019: UK University of the Year Winner
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Project Details

A fully funded 3-year PhD studentship is available to work with Dr Shuzo Sakata at University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK.

 Our group has been investigating state-dependent information processing in the brain by combining a range of techniques, including in vivo high-density electrophysiological recording, Ca2+ imaging, optogenetics, behavioural analysis and computational approaches.

In this PhD project, we will investigate whether and how manipulating brain states can modify Alzheimer’s disease pathology in mice by utilising state-of-the-art neurophotonic technologies.

 

Techniques used:

 In vivo imaging

Optogenetics

Machine Learning

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Funding details

This project is funded by the Strathclyde Research Excellence Award scheme and will be aligned with an international consortium project, DEEPER, funded from the EU’s Horizon 2020 (https://www.deeperproject.eu/) by closely collaborating with Professor Keith Mathieson at the Institute of Photonics.

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Supervisors

Dr Shuzo Sakata

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Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

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In the first instance, candidates may send their application to Dr Shuzo Sakata (shuzo.sakata@strath.ac.uk), including a CV and a cover letter, detailing their motivation for this PhD project and their career goal 

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Contact us

Dr Shuzo Sakata (shuzo.sakata@strath.ac.uk