Graduate Research Projects
Graduate Research Projects
One of the primary objectives of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences is the provision of co-ordinated training for both medically qualified and non-medical graduates. Because the causes and treatment of brain dysfunction and damage are so varied, and the processes that determine whether or not the brain will recover from damage are equally diverse, the research training offered is strongly cross-disciplinary. The strength of the Department is that it can offer training across the range of clinically-related neuroscience, with expertise drawn from its four constituents: Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair, Neurology Unit, Neurosurgery Unit and the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre. Many graduate research projects span two or more of these units.
The Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre conducts research in the development and application of advanced imaging techniques using Positron Emission Tomography (GE Advance, GE cyclotron, CTI-Concorde microPET), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Siemens 3T wholebody MRI), and Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy. Active research programmes exist with opportunities for chemists, pharmacologists, biologists, physicists, computer scientists and clinicians. Examples include the development of novel radiopharmaceuticals, reconstruction algorithms, scanner modelling and kinetic modelling (PET), diffusion tensor analysis and modelling, sequence development (MRI), image possessing, fMRI. These techniques are used to study the development and treatment of a wide range of diseases including stroke, traumatic brain injury, dementia, diabetes, athersclerosis, and cancer.
We have over 60 PhD students with backgrounds in medical, biological and physical sciences, as well as an EU funded training programme in association with 10 other Universities. Full information about PhD entry for 2013 will be found here. Applications are now open.
Application of solid phase chemistry to the synthesis of PET tracers
Development of Cu64 labelled PET tracers
Development of markers of protein aggregates.
May 15, 2013
Featuring MRI imaging at the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre - Researchers in Cambridge have begun a study to understand the teenage brain. Follow the link to the BBC News Website: http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/health-22510866
Feb 11, 2013
Work has completed to consolidate our current compute and cluster servers at the WBIC. By utilising the latest server technology we have reduced our current compute/cluster server count from 76 Servers to just 8, but this will constitute an increase of approx 50% more CPU/Memory processing power available, as well as reducing our energy footprint by 80%.
Nov 12, 2012
Featuring MRI imaging at the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre - scheduled for broadcast on BBC ONE-Tuesday November 13th at 10:35pm Author - Vicky Lupson
Nov 01, 2012
Author - Dr R E Canales Candela
Oct 15, 2012
Author - Dr R Hawkes