Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, visiting the joint NCBS laboratories in Bangalore
Edinburgh Neuroscience has formal partnerships with several international institutes and is a leader in international networks:
The University of Edinburgh has recently launched a joint PhD programme with Aarhus University, Denmark, which spans the Sciences, Medicine and Humantiites. Edinburgh Neuroscience is spearheading this programme in the College of Medicine with two studentships leading to the award of a joint PhD and a third, collaborative, PhD based in Edinburgh. This forms part of the EXEDE (Excellence in European Doctoral Training) programme - an inititative which aims to discuss, develop and evaluate practice in relation to excellence in European doctoral training.
Edinburgh Neuroscience shares many reserach aims with the Brain Centre Rudolf Magnus in Utrecht and in 2011 we formed a partnership which has resulted in a free exchange of students and researchers between institutes, joint symposia and a sharing of trianing programmes. visit Brain Centre Rudolf Magnus website
In 2011, Edinburgh Neurocience began a collaboration with NCBS, Bangalore which has now developed to include inStem and led to the establishment of a joint research programme between these three institutes and the establishemnt of the Center for Brain Development and Repair in Bangalore in 2013. The Centre, based at inStem, is funded by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, and has two Edinburgh Neuroscience members as Associate Directors: Prof Siddharthan Chandran and Prof Peter Kind. This collaborative centre will initially focus on Autism Spectrum Disorders/Intellectual Disabilities and the Centre will work towards developing strong translational studies in the field of neurological and psychiatric brain disorders.
Formed in 2016, and funded by the Fondation Leducq, this is an international collaboration of researchers (European Coordinator, Professor Joanna Warldaw, University of Edinburgh) working to determine the role of the perivascular space in cerebral small vessel diseases (SVD). This is a group of vascular disorders resulting from the pathological impairment of the small blood vessels of the brain, that is strongly linked to causing some forms of dementia and stroke. These diseases have a huge social and economic impact. SVD is a global problem, but a treatment is yet to be discovered. This network, which links clinical and preclinical research across North America and Europe, aims to address this.