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Neuromuscular Diseases

The Department of Neuromuscular Diseases is a hub for clinical and research excellence across the spectrum of neuromuscular diseases. Our group of world-leading clinical, genetic and basic science researchers focus their work on understanding the causes and biological mechanisms leading to Neuromuscular Disease and translating this knowledge into developing novel therapeutic solutions. The Department hosts a number of important Research Centres, including the MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases (MRC CNMD), the UCL ALS Centre as well as the Alzheimer’s Research UK Drug Discovery Institute (ARUK-DDI). The Department also supports delivery and development of clinical services for patients with neuromuscular diseases.

Training and Education

The Department and affiliated Research Centres offer excellent facilities for Postgraduate Training.  There are currently 40 Postgraduate students in the Department who participate in regular series of student research talks, journal clubs as well as the ALS and MRC CNMD Seminar Series.  Many of our Postgraduate students have gone on to pursue exciting international careers in neuroscience.

Our academic staff are able to devote a significant proportion of their time to supervision and training of research students, and are available to support and guide you in undertaking your research, developing research skills and techniques, and in preparation of your written thesis.

The Department also offers support to Postgraduate students by means of its Graduate Tutor and with a regular appraisal and reporting system.  A particular attraction to our students is the facility to choose optional topics from the Institute of Neurology's MSc courses, seminars and workshops. The Department plays a leading role in the delivery of the MSc and Short Courses in Neuromuscular Disease.

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For more information on PhD Opportunities, visit the Institute of Neurology's Education Unit - UCL Institute of Neurology's Postgraduate Research Degrees

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