Towards a patient-specific examination of epileptogenesis
- Research Opportunity
- PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
- Project Status
- Medicine and Radiology
- St Vincent's Hospital
|Dr Andre Peterson||Personal web page|
|Prof Mark Cook||Personal web page|
Brain diseases in particular are highly patient specific, as we are all wired differently. How can we quantify and model these differences in brain network structures in order to personalise diagnosis and treatment in complex patient-specific diseases such as epilepsy? One direction towards this ultimate goal is to use graph theory and dynamical systems in combination with connectome data to convert brain network structures into matrices. We can then analyse the mathematical structure of these matrices using techniques from random matrix theory, pseudo-spectra and May-Wigner stability to understand why some networks are more pathological (unstable) than others.
This project is quite multi-disciplinary and is suitable for students from maths/physics/engineering interested in neuroscience and neurology.
Faculty Research Themes
School Research Themes
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
For further information about this research, please contact a supervisor.