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New Castle, England (Outgoing Program)
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|Restrictions:||Princeton applicants only|
|Dept Offering Program:||International Internship Program (IIP)||Program Type:||Internship|
|Language Prerequisite:||No||Program Features:||Lab Based Work, Research|
|Degree Level:||1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students||Time Away:||Summer|
|Housing options:||Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization||Program Group:||International Internship Program|
About: The Institute of Neuroscience at Newcastle University (www.ncl.ac.uk/ion) aims to undertake the highest quality research in neuroscience that translates into patient benefit, real world application and commercial opportunity. Our research is grouped into four broad research themes: Neural Systems and Applied Neurophysiology; Mitochondrial Disorders; Developmental, Behavioral and Comparative Neuroscience; and Neurodegenerative, Cerebrovascular & Psychiatric Disorders. Our research covers basic systems neuroscience, clinical research and computational modelling.
Our world leading Welcome Centre for Mitochondrial Research was the first to develop an IVF technique to prevent transmission of the condition from parent to child. We are an internationally recognized center for neurodegenerative conditions: Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's, Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Vascular Dementia. We work closely with both engineering and computer science researchers to develop neural prosthesis for blindness, spinal cord injuries, stroke rehabilitation, and seizure control.
- Projects will depend on candidates skills and supervisor availability.
Previous interns have worked on projects across the research scope of our Institute such as:
- EEG studies of auditory cognition.
- Predicting cognitive decline in Parkinson’s disease: A connectome study.
- Computational analysis of visual perception data in the praying mantis.
- Electrophysiological recording of proboscis muscles in bumblebees.
- Changes in gait as a marker of cognitive decline.
- Modelling of seizure activity in neuronal tissue.
- Effects of environmental conditions on neurogenesis in chickens.
- Wet lab skills, e.g. histology/staining/western blotting
- Programming skills especially MATLAB
- Statistical skills, knowledge of SPSS or R computing packages.
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