Towards a patient-specific examination of epileptogenesis

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Number of Honour Places Available
Medicine and Radiology
St Vincent's Hospital
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Prof Mark Cook Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Andre Peterson Personal web page

Project Details

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

Neuroscience & Psychiatry

Research Opportunities

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

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

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Medicine and Radiology

Research Node

St Vincent's Hospital

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