Neural modelling of epileptic dynamics

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Project Status
Future
Department
Medicine and Radiology
Location
St Vincent's Hospital
Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Andre Peterson peterson@unimelb.edu.au 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.



Faculty Research Themes

Neuroscience

School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry, Musculoskeletal



Research Opportunities

PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science Graduate Research Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other Graduate Research requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

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Department

Medicine and Radiology

Research Group / Unit / Centre

Neural Engineering and Brain Dynamics

Research Node

St Vincent's Hospital