Funded PhD opportunity:  SPRINT-MND studentship – the hypermetabolic state and ALS

Deadline for applications – Monday 4th December, 2017

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Funded PhD opportunity: Making and maintaining a neuron: towards a better understanding of neuronal differentiation and ageing

Deadline for applications – Friday 8th December, 2017

Applications are invited for this exciting novel research direction in collaboration with Professor Frank Gunn-Moore, School of Biology. Independent research avenues in the two laboratories supporting this project have uncovered novel extrinsic (hormonal) and intrinsic (the signalling protein, willin) regulators of neuronal differentiation. The roles played by these proteins, and the interplay between them in neurodevelopment remain to be fully elucidated.

This project  will establish a robust evaluation of the function of newly-discovered modulators of neuronal differentiation on the establishment of a stable neuronal network.Furthermore, this work will determine how differentiation-linked signalling pathways and firing properties of these cells change with age and in empirical models of neurodegeneration.

Funded by BBSRC EastBIO this opportunity is suitable for eligible students from a range of biological backgrounds and interested candidates are encouraged to get in touch for more information: ghm@st-andrews.ac.uk

Also check out http://www.eastscotbiodtp.ac.uk/making-and-maintaining-neuron-towards-better-understanding-neuronal-differentiation-and-ageing

Funded PhD opportunity: Functional characterisation of primary sensory neurons derived from adult human dorsal root ganglia

In collaboration with Dr Gareth Miles’ group we are offering the following BBSRC CASE studentship opportunity: http://www.eastscotbiodtp.ac.uk/functional-characterisation-primary-sensory-neurons-derived-adult-human-dorsal-root-ganglia

Contact Dr Miles (gbm4@st-andrews.ac.uk) for more information

PhD Positions

We always welcome applications from motivated graduate students. Please contact Gayle on ghm@st-andrews.ac.uk or click here for project ideas and for more information. Check out our current lab members page for more information on the kinds of projects that our PhD students undertake.

As funded positions become available we will publish them here but we also welcome contact from students who are interested in self funding or in applying for their own funding stream.

MSc Opportunities

The University of St Andrews offers the opportunity to undertake a full year of research to obtain an MSc. Student experience is as the first year of a PhD would be. Please contact Gayle on ghm@st-andrews.ac.uk for more information. Check out our current lab members page or click here for more information on the kinds of projects that we undertake.

MRes Neuroscience

The School of Psychology & Neuroscience has recently launched a new MRes programme in Neuroscience which is an research intensive degree with students attached to a host laboratory throughout their year of study. Please get in touch if you would like to know more about potential projects (ghm@st-andrews.ac.uk). We welcome applications from motivated students interested in working with us during their MRes year for more details see: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/pg/taught-programmes/neuroscience/