Exploring the genetic basis of brain alterations in schizophrenia
- Research Opportunity
- PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
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- Department / Centre
- Royal Melbourne Hospital
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Summary This project will build on state-of-the-art bioinformatics methods to identify gene-brain-behaviour relationships in schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia is a serious mental health disorder, marked by hallucinations, delusions and cognitive dysfunction. Our group has used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to reveal inefficient wiring in brain networks of people with schizophrenia. However, we don’t yet understand what factors drive these changes in the brain. This project will apply deep learning to explore genetic factors associated with neural network alterations in schizophrenia. In doing so, we hope to trace the early developmental origins of circuitry disruption in this devastating disorder. Students will be given wide latitude and independence to determine specific methods and research directions. Successful applicants will be expected to conduct research at a high level and work toward publishing in internationally recognised journals. Students will be based at the Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, University of Melbourne. Basic knowledge of neuroscience, neuroimaging or genetics.
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PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
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