Postgraduate research opportunities

Brain state in Alzheimer’s disease

Neuroscience, Neurophotonics, Ageing

Number of places

1

Funding

Home fee, Stipend

Opens

29 December 2020

Duration

36 Months

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

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

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.

Supervisor

Primary Supervisor: Dr Shuzo Sakata

 Email: shuzo.sakata@strath.ac.uk

How to apply

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