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Cracking the neuronal code using combined optical imaging and Electrical Impedance Tomography (4 year MRes + PhD studentship)

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Application Deadline: Friday, January 30, 2015

This project is one of 10 studentships offered by the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Neurotechnology for Life and Health (see http://www.findaphd.com/search/PhDDetails.aspx?CAID=2386)

Supervisors: Thomas Knöpfel (Medicine), Simon Schultz (Bioengineering), David Holder (UCL).

Understanding of how the brain codes information will be advanced by combining two cutting edge techniques which allow imaging of neuronal activity over milliseconds in the brain. Optical microscopy using dyes or genetically encoded indicators allows imaging of individual neurones within the cortical surface of the brain. Electrical Impedance Tomography enables imaging of activity of larger groups of neurones everywhere in the brain using mats of tiny electrodes placed on the brain surface. They will be combined using new transparent electrode mats. This will produce a revolutionary new imaging method able to yield new insights into how the brain processes information.


The CDT programme is not a standard PhD programme. Throughout the 4 years, there is considerable emphasis upon multidisciplinary and transferable skills, through centre activities beyond the individual research project. The programme cannot be taken without the initial MRes Neurotechnology year, as it is an integral part of the overall programme.

Applicants should have at least an upper second class degree, or non-UK equivalent, in an engineering or physical science discipline. Candidates with a biological or medical sciences background may be considered if they have sufficient quantitative skills to thrive in the programme. You should be looking for a challenging, multi-disciplinary PhD at the interface of neuroscience and engineering.

Visit http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/neurotechnology/cdt/application to apply online.

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