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Welcome to Edinburgh Neuroscience

The mission of Edinburgh Neuroscience is to integrate basic and clinical research in order to drive the fundamental genetic, cellular, organ, systems and computational neuroscience underpinning pathogenesis into mechanistic understanding, future diagnostics and therapeutics of important diseases of the nervous system. Edinburgh Neuroscience is hosted by the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine and currently consists of approximately 400 staff, 140 postdoctoral researchers, 230 PhD students and 30 MSc students, working in approximately 120 research laboratories.
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In the REF2014 Edinburgh Neuroscience was rated 3rd in the UK for Overall Research Power (THE), which takes account of the breadth and quality of our research, it's societal impact and the quality of our research environment. We work hard to provide a dynamic, supportive and creative environment for our researchers and this is reflected in a maximum 100% 4* (world-leading) score for our research environment.

£1m gene study to investigate secrets of successful ageing
January 2015
International research aims to stop dementia onset
January 2015
How far north you live could influence your risk of developing dementia
January 2015
Brain Asymmetry: New human-specific landmark
January 2015
Learning languages improves mental agility at any age
January 2015

Meeting: 3rd Neuroscience to Neurology National Undergraduate Conference
Saturday 7th February 2015
more info
Meeting: 2nd Edinburgh Stroke Winter School
23rd - 25th February 2015
more info
EdNeuro Christmas Lecture on YouTube
Do our genes still fit? The neuroscience of appetite and obesity
now online at YouTube!
Meeting: Edinburgh Neuroscience
Neuroscience Day 2015
Wednesday 4th March 2015
more info to come

PhD recruitment underway for 2015 via EdNeuro.PhD
your gateway to finding a neuroscience PhD in Edinburgh!
BSc (Honours) Neuroscience course
MSc Neuroscience programmes
Distance learning MSc's
PhD opportunities
Jobs/Academic positions

Neuroresearchers Fund (University of Edinburgh only)
Henderson Scholarships for Summer work

click here for more information on all neuroscience-related opportunities at Edinburgh

to Research
We have many large neuroscience disease-related projects currently undertaking cutting edge research at The University of Edinburgh. You can now make donations direct to some of these research projects should you wish:
  • Autism, Fragile X Syndrome and Intellectual Disabilities
  • Epilepsy
  • Healthy Ageing, Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia
  • Motor Neurone Disease
  • Stroke
click here for more information about these projects and how to donate directly

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