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
Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Andre Peterson Personal web page

Project Details

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.

Research Opportunities

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.

Faculty Research Themes


School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry, Musculoskeletal

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact a supervisor.


Medicine and Radiology

Research Group / Unit / Centre

Neural Engineering and Brain Dynamics

Research Node

St Vincent's Hospital