neural connectivity


date Last updated on 24 March, 2018

Current Job Openings

In general, my lab would be interested in internship, PhD and PostDoc applicants along the following interests:

  • Simulation of dynamics and development of large-scale human neural networks involving high-performance computing, cloud computing, and grid computing.
  • Analysis of structural and functional brain connectivity in human subjects; in particular of patients with developmental disorders leading to schizophrenia and (childhood-onset) epilepsy.
  • Development of novel tools for neuroimaging and connectome analysis.
  • Note that internship students should visit for preferably three months or more to be able to engage in a challenging research project.

    Potential opportunities

    Internship Internships are welcome. As there are currently no studentships available, you should bring funding from other sources. Please also apply through our Research Summer School: Brain and Behaviour. For non-medical undergraduate students from a UK university, there are bursaries from the Nuffield Foundation (6-8 weeks). There is also a possibility to apply for Wellcome Trust Vacation Scholarships for UK undergraduate (including medical) students. For students from Germany or other German-speaking countries, the Bayer scholarship provides funding for study projects, internships, summer courses, preparatory and supplementary study courses, as well as theses and doctoral studies in the UK.
    Master studies
    The School of Computing Science offers a one-year master degree with a specialization in Computational Neuroscience and Neuroinformatics. In addition, there is a biomedical MRes programme with a specialisation in Neuroscience. Students in these programmes can undertake their master research project in my lab.
    PhD studies If you are looking for an interesting research project, you are encouraged to get in touch with me. Several possibilities for funding exist. For example, PhD fellowships in Neuroinformatics / Computational Biology (up to four years) are available from the Medical Research Council. There is a number of PhD studentships for international students available from Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme and other sources.

    Postgraduate studies: There are also master and PhD studentships for different countries including Australia, Canada, China, Commonwealth, Denmark, France, Ireland, Malaysia, the USA (Fulbright & Marshall), and Southern Africa. There are studentships for female students provided by L’Oreal and BFWG.

    Post-Doc Two-year funding for non-UK residents with follow-on funding for continuing collaboration are provided as Newton Fellowships.

    Short-term visits can be funded by the British Council Research Collaboration Programme.

    Post-Doctoral fellowships in Neuroinformatics / Computational Biology (up to four years) are available from the Medical Research Council. Please contact me as soon as possible if you are interested in these fellowships.

    Also EPSRC offers fellowships to allow outstanding researchers up to 5 years full-time research; open to tenured/non tenured candidates, also international possible, who have a host university. Please get in touch if you are interested and eligible.

    Furthermore, research / training opportunities exist funded by the EU’s Marie Curie programme. These ‘International Incoming Fellowships’ are open to both EU and non-EU applicants!

    Another opportunity are Fondation Fyssen PostDoc Fellowships for French citizens or holders of a PhD degree from France. Research topics are neurobiological bases of cognitive processes, their embryonic and post-natal development, and their elementary mechanisms. These fellowships are intended to help young research scientists under 35 years of age.

    Short-term visits for Australian PostDocs and PhD students can be funded by the Australian Government Fellowships

    Please contact me as soon as possible if you are interested in any of these fellowships.