Validation and functional characterisation of primary sensory neurons derived from adult human dorsal root ganglia

An excellent PhD opportunity has arisen. We are looking for applicants for an exciting new PhD project investigating the physiology of adult human and rodent sensory neurons (Dorsal Root Ganglion neurons) with the goal of establishing new models for studying pain processing and aiding development of pain therapies. This project is being conducted at St Andrews in collaboration with researchers in Glasgow, and an industrial partner based in the Cambridge area, Metrion Biosciences.

For further information see the following link: http://www.eastscotbiodtp.ac.uk/validation-and-functional-characterisation-primary-sensory-neurons-derived-adult-human-dorsal-root

For enquires email Gareth Miles: gbm4@st-andrews.ac.uk

http://ncm.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/

Latest grant success

We have just received our first engagement grant! A huge thank you to the Wellcome ISSF fund for supporting our application to develop a flexible teaching resource bringing research-led findings into schools. This application was made with Dr Maggie Ellis and Paul Gardener from the School of Psychology & Neuroscience and we look forward to keeping you updated on the latest developments. 

Institute of Behavioural and Neural Sciences Presentation

Ying gave a great talk at the recent IBANs symposium here in St Andrews. IBANs is an interdisciplinary community of researchers who study the behaviour of human beings and other animals from cellular, neural, cognitive and evolutionary perspectives. It brings together faculty members, research staff and students from the Schools of Biology, Psychology & Neuroscience, Medicine and Chemistry, with the aim of fostering progress at interfaces of the behavioural and neural sciences. Click on the image to access Ying’s presentation slides. 

Funded PhD opportunity

We are looking for applicants for an exciting new PhD project investigating the physiology of adult human and rodent sensory neurons (Dorsal Root Ganglion neurons) with the goal of establishing new models for studying pain processing and aiding development of pain therapies. This project is being conducted in Dr Gareth Miles’ lab in collaboration with us here in the Doherty lab, researchers in Glasgow, and an industrial partner based in the Cambridge area, Metrion Biosciences.

For further information see the following link: http://www.eastscotbiodtp.ac.uk/validation-and-functional-characterisation-primary-sensory-neurons-derived-adult-human-dorsal-root

ARUK Conference – Aberdeen

13th-15th March was ARUK’s national conference and this year it was held in Aberdeen – nice to see this come to Scotland. Alison gave a presentation on the juniour researcher’s day and Alison, Ying and Mizuki all presented posters 

The conference was a fantastic opportunity to hear about Alzheimer’s Research throughout the UK and beyond.

Funded PhD Studentship Opportunity

As part of the SPRINT-MND/MS programme we are delighted to announce the opportunity to apply for a funded PhD position. These projects are a network of PhD studentships across Scotland designed to promote research into all aspects of motor neurone disease & multiple sclerosis.

Our project is entitled: What are the consequences of reducing the hypermetabolic rate in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis? Further details are available at http://www.edneurophd.ed.ac.uk/sprint-mndms-phd-programme

The deadline for applications is 20th January 2017 and anyone interested in applying should get in touch with us : ghm@st-andrews.ac.uk

 

Grant success

We have been awarded grant funding from the Alzheimer’s Research UK Scotland Network to undertake a study entitled “The psychological and physiological impact of Adaptive Interaction in advanced dementia”. This is a collaborative venture with Dr Maggie Ellis at the University of St Andrews and we look forward to undertaking this exciting project. imgres

Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry Conference

On Wednesday 16th November Gayle attended the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland’s Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry Conference at the Carnegie Conference Centre in Dunfermline. Our recently published work on the benefits of a small fragment of the leptin molecule in empirical models of Alzheimer’s Disease was very well received. Thank you very much for the invitation and the opportunity to present our findings to you.