PhD in Computational Modelling of Dysfunctional Synaptic Plasticity in Neuropsychiatric Disorders

University of Bristol

Studentship Type:

PhD admission 2020

Place:

Bristol

Award for:

United kingdom Students, European Students, International Students

Scholarship:

Minimum £15,285 p.a. for 3.5 years subject to confirmation

Job type:

Full Time

Start date:

2nd October 2020

Closing date:

23rd November 2020

This PhD  admission 2020 will develop data-driven computational models of calcium signalling at synapses to understand how genetic mutations may lead to altered synaptic plasticity and learning in neuropsychiatric disorders. It  PhD involve computational modelling, statistical model fitting to physiology data, and mathematical analysis of the model’s nonlinear dynamics.

Applicants requirements: 

Applicants must hold/achieve a minimum of a Masters degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant discipline. Applicants without a Masters qualification may be considered on an exceptional basis, provided they hold a first-class undergraduate degree. Please note, acceptance will also depend on evidence of readiness to pursue a research degree. 

Basic skills and knowledge required:

  • Essential: Programming experience in a modern scientific language e.g. Python/MATLAB/Julia. Demonstrable interest in neuroscience.
  • Desirable: Training in one or more of the following disciplines: neuroscience; computer science; applied mathematics; physics; engineering

Funding:

GW4 BioMed MRC DTP studentships are available to UK, EU and International applicants. International and EU students are eligible to apply for these studentships but should note that they may have to pay the difference between the home UKRI fee and the institutional International student fee.

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PhD in Computational Modelling of Dysfunctional Synaptic Plasticity in Neuropsychiatric Disorders