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Our annual christmas public lecture will be delivered this year by Professor Peter Kind, Director, Patrick Wild Centre for Research into Autism, Fragile X Syndrome and Intellectual Disabilities, University of Edinburgh.
This workshop aims to bring together researchers across the UK and EU who are currently involved in, or interested in, Fragile X Syndrome research.
We have many large neuroscience disease-related projects currently undertaking cutting edge research at The University of Edinburgh.
We have a variety of postgraduate masters courses - research and taught - covering neuroscience-related areas, including distance learning courses. More information about these can be found at the individual programme websites.
Dr Matthew Lyst, Prof Adrian Bird and colleagues (School of Biological Sciences) have published a study that examines the structure and interactions of proteins whose genes are mutated in Rett Syndrome, a disease that results in intellectual disability in girls.
Neuroscience research in Edinburgh takes place within a vibrant, integrated, and interdisciplinary research environment that encourages interaction between researchers working at all levels, from molecules, through synapses and networks, to cognit
Within a month of life commencing, we start forming the early structures that make up the human brain. Millions of cells (neurones and glia) are generated and all have to migrate to the correct location and make connections with other cells.
The Scottish Genomes Partnership has signed up its first recruits in a study which will sequence the entire genome of 1000 people, including 330 who have rare diseases, which include conditions such as muscular dystrophies, rare forms of intellectual disability and rare inherited neurological problems.
Applications are invited for four 3.5 year full-time fully funded PhD studentships spanning basic and translational brain sciences in the biological mechanisms underlying autism.
Sue Fletcher-Watson (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences & the Patrick Wild Centre) has recently launched a new Scottish charity, called SuperTroop. They will be providing residential holidays for children and young people with learning disabilities.