Mechanisms of mitochondrial dynamics dysfunction in
Lewy Bodies dementia
Mode of attendance:
Only full-time applications can be considered on this occasion.
Start date: 1 October 2018
Director of Studies: Dr Shouqing Luo
2nd Supervisor: Professor Robert Fern
The Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry are seeking to attract PhD candidates of outstanding ability to join their exciting and rapidly expanding programme of internationally-rated research. The Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry are committed to research excellence with a recent £25 million investment in staff and facilities. Medical research at PUPSMD was ranked first for outputs in REF2014.
are invited from suitably qualified graduates, 2:1 or above.
International students must also have an academic IELTS score of 7.0
or above (with no less than 6.5 in any element).
Dementia diseases are a great challenge to the modern society. It is important to understand the pathways and mechanisms to the development of the devastating diseases, as characterisation of the molecular mechanisms of the diseases may reveal new potential therapeutic targets, leading to neuroprotection for the treatment of the diseases. The PhD studentship is aimed to unravel novel mechanisms to the pathogenesis of dementia diseases featured with protein aggregates, and investigate new therapeutic approaches for the diseases. Experiments will be performed using molecular and cell biological tools with cell lines, patient-derived IPSC-induced neurons, and other physiologically relevant models. Training will be provided for the development of both knowledge and technical skills to enable the trainee to conduct high-quality and independent scientific research in the fields of autophagy and programmed cell death.
For further information regarding the project, please contact Dr Shouqing Luo. However, applications must be made in accordance with the details shown below.