The human connectome project is one of the largest and most ambitious scientific projects and has the goal of understanding the “Google map” of the brain – namely the complex network connections that underlie cognitive function. Applications are sought for a PhD project in the Systems Neuroscience Group, investigating the roles of neural and glial networks in shaping neuronal dynamics. The successful student will investigate the dynamics of fast large-scale neuronal networks, and how they interact with the slower glial network employing computational modelling and graph theory. The project will focus on computational and mathematical studies of network dynamics, although there is also ample opportunity to study human connectomic data and be involved in local neuroimaging projects. Applicants should be highly motivated and should have a strong background in physics, computer science, neuroscience or a related discipline. Interest in Neuroscience and programming experience are required.
- Suitable for Masters or PhD student.