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Integrative Physiology (Biomedical Sciences - Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences) PhD

Integrative Physiology (Biomedical Sciences - Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences) PhD

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Full time | The University of Edinburgh | 3 years | 09-JAN-23

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

09-JAN-23

Key information
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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Cognitive Psychology Neuroscience / Neurobiology Physiology (Human) Biomedical Sciences

Course type

Research

Course Summary

The Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences (CDBS) carries out research at molecular, cellular, systems and behavioural levels to understand fundamental mechanisms and pathways relevant to brain and body function in health and disease.

CDBS investigators exploit rapid advances in the enabling technologies available from genomics, proteomics, imaging, informatics, and in-vivo analysis to understand the function of gene products at the cell, organ and whole-animal level. They exploit the most appropriate model organisms/systems to investigate the delicate balance between high biomedical relevance (for example human, mouse, rat) and high genetic power (such as C. elegans, drosophila or zebrafish).

Research focuses on understanding fundamental mechanisms and pathways relevant to human function in health and disease across the life course.

Training and support

Postgraduate students carry out their studies within a research group under the supervision of an academic staff member (their ‘primary’ supervisor). In addition, students are assigned a personal PhD thesis committee comprising their primary supervisor, one or more assistant supervisors and another academic staff member, who provide advice and mentoring, and monitor progress. Supervisors maintain the highest standards of research training with a strong research output in leading international journals.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

4,596

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

28,000

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.