Fully Funded PhD Scholarship in Psychology at the University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

This is one of many projects in competition for the current funding opportunities available within the Department of Psychology

Project title: Mathematical Modelling of Neurovascular function

Primary supervisor:  Dr J Berwick

Project description:  Developing and refining brain tissue models to enable world leading research into neurovascular coupling in health and disease. We are seeking highly skilled and motivated mathematical and/or programming postgraduate students to join our neurovascular research team that is investigating how the brain regulates its blood supply in health but also in diseases such as Alzheimer’s. The main focus of this project will be using theoretical methods such as Monte Carlos simulations to generate physiologically plausible models of how light penetrates brain tissue particularly how it is scattered and absorbed. The project will also refine the use of optogenetics that can be used to drive cells of the neurovascular unit with light.

Start date: 1 October 2017

Requirements:  Applicants must have a minimum of a first class or high upper second-class undergraduate honours degree and a distinction or high merit at Masters level in psychology or a related discipline.

For further details and the application process please visit: http://www.shef.ac.uk/psychology/prospectivepg/funding

Closing date for applications is 5pm Wednesday, 1 February 2017.

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