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Friday, March 9, 2012

Collaborative PhD studentships at Univ of Edinburgh/ NCBS Bangalore UK/ India

A four-year University of Edinburgh International PhD studentship is available from the University of Edinburgh to support an outstanding student undertaking a collaborative project between groups at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore, India and The University of Edinburgh. These fellowships are open to people of all nationalities.
The research areas available will cover multidisciplinary and systems approaches to the synaptic basis of neurodevelopmental disorders, spanning a range of experimental, computational and theoretical techniques. Specific projects will be defined by the initiatives of the applicants, and the interests of the collaborating teams. All applicants are required to write a short research proposal (one side A4 max) as part of the application (see website for details).
The project will be conducted under the guidance of a Principal investigator from Edinburgh and a Principal Investigator from NCBS. The programme of work will be based in Edinburgh but will include one year working at a research laboratory in NCBS, Bangalore, India. Current participating Principal Investigators include:
UofE: Prof Douglas Armstrong, Prof Adrian Bird, Prof Andrew Jarman, Prof Peter Kind, Prof Richard Morris, Dr Mark van Rossum, Prof Mike Shipston, Prof David Willshaw, Prof David Wyllie
NCBS, Bangalore: Dr Upinder Bhalla, Dr Sumantra Chattarji, Vijay Raghavan

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