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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, Dec15), 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.

Matthew Nolan receives a Wellcome Investigator Award
May 2016

Statins may shield unborn babies from mother's stress
May 2016
Young Investigator award for best publication in 2015 goes to Bonnie Auyeung
May 2016
Virtual tour of the University of Edinburgh's Anatomical Museum
May 2016

Film Screening @ Penicuik Community Cinema
'Inside Out'
Sunday 22nd May 2016 from 7pm
with neuroscience activities for children
more info
Pint of Science at The City Cafe
The ageing brain: what's normal, what's not
Monday 23rd May 2016
Spaghetti brains and stem cells
Tuesday 24th May
Brain plus technology:robo-limbs and cyber-brains
Wednesday 25th May 2016
more info
College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine - Inaugural Lectures (open to the public)
What's the RUSH (Research to Understand Stroke due to Haemorrhage)?
Prof Rustam Al-Shahi Salman,
Chair of Clinical Neurology
30th May 2016
more info

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

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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
  • Depression and Resilience
  • 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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