[Comp-neuro] PhD programme 'Systems Neuroscience: From Networks to Behaviour'

Marcus Kaiser m.kaiser at newcastle.ac.uk
Mon Nov 3 15:46:41 CET 2008

Dear all,

our 4-year PhD programme in systems neuroscience, aimed at applicants
from the physical sciences (physics, engineering, mathematics, or
computer science), is now accepting applications (see below). Research
areas include Neuroinformatics, Computational Neuroscience, Neuroimaging
(fMRI, DTI, EEG, ECoG), Brain Connectivity, and Brain Dynamics
(simulations and time series analysis).


Systems Neuroscience: From Networks to Behaviour - sponsored by Wellcome

Programme Directors: Prof Miles Whittington, Prof Tim Griffiths and Dr
Marcus Kaiser

The Institute of Neuroscience at Newcastle University integrates more
than 100 principal investigators across medicine, psychology, computer
science, and engineering. Research in systems, cellular, computational,
and behavioural neuroscience. Laboratory facilities include auditory and
visual psychophysics; rodent, monkey, and human neuroimaging (EEG, fMRI,
PET); TMS; optical recording, multi-electrode neurophysiology, confocal
and fluorescence imaging, high-throughput computing and e-science,
artificial sensory-motor devices, clinical testing, and the only brain
bank for molecular changes in human brain development 

The Wellcome Trust's Four-year PhD Programmes are a flagship scheme
aimed at supporting the most promising students to undertake in-depth
postgraduate research training. The first year combines taught courses
with three laboratory rotations to broaden students' knowledge of the
subject area. At the end of the first year, students will make an
informed choice of their three-year PhD research project.

This programme is based at Newcastle University and is aimed to provide
specialised training for physical and computational scientists (e.g.
physics, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, and computer science)
wishing to apply their skills to a research neuroscience career.

Applicants should have, or expect to obtain, a 1st or 2:1 degree, or
equivalent, in a physical sciences, engineering, mathematics or
computing degree.

Support includes a stipend for four years, PhD registration fees at
UK/EU student rate, research expenses, general training funds and some
travel costs.

For more information, see


Marcus Kaiser, Ph.D.
School of Computing Science
Newcastle University
Claremont Tower
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, U.K.
Phone: +44 191 222 8161
Fax:   +44 191 222 8232

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