Neural modelling of epileptic dynamics
- Research Opportunity
- PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
- Project Status
- Medicine and Radiology
- St Vincent's Hospital
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This project aims to understand the links between the average single neuron behaviour with the behaviour of a network of neurons. In particular, we would like to understand how the electrical behaviour becomes unstable, for example, when there is a transition to a seizure-like state from a normal or resting state. We will use neurophysiology and neuroanatomy on multiple scales in combination with some mathematics to constrain the problem. This would involve some mathematical/statistical analysis and computational simulations that are strongly grounded in neuroscience.
Students with an interest in brain modelling and some background in either neuroscience/computer-science/engineering/physics/mathematics, particularly Matlab programming are encouraged to apply. Mathematical/ theoretical skills would be appreciated but are not as important as being interested/motivated/curious in a multi-disciplinary project. The project can be tailored to suit the student’s background appropriately.
This research project is available to PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science students to join as part of their thesis.
Please contact the supervisor to discuss your options.
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