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Neuroscience activities at UoB are split across three departments:

Based in the Institute for Inflammation and Ageing, the Neuroscience, Trauma and Ophthalmology research group consists of laboratory scientists, clinicians and biotechnologists who share expertise in inflammation, scarring, glial biology, regeneration and repair to further understanding of pathological mechanisms, develop early disease biomarkers and advance therapeutic interventions for a variety of neurological diseases. The main research themes include:

  • Neurotrauma (traumatic brain injury, spinal injury, stroke/hypoxic-ischemic injury)
  • Neurodegeneration (Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis)
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Ophthalmology (ocular surface disease, uveitis, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration)

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Research in the School of Psychology addresses diverse questions from basic and clinical neuroscience, including memory and attention, motor control, psychosis and schizophrenia, sleep and stroke. This work is supported by the Institute for Mental Health and the Centre for Human Brain Health (CHBH). The CHBH has state of the art research facilities for human neuroscience, including a 3T Siemens Prisma MRI scanner and 306 sensor Neuromag TRIUX MEG system. Other facilities include an Imagent near-infrared specstroscopy system, as well as EEG and sleep laboratories. Researchers at the CHBH come from a range of disciplines, including neuroscience, psychology, physics, sport and exercise physiology as well as psychiatry and neurology.    

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The School of Biosciences has two main streams, one focused on animal cognition and behaviour (e.g. birds and apes), and one on neurogenetics, using the fruit-fly Drosophila as a model organism. They methods range from cognitive neuroscience and ethology, to cutting edge genetics, advanced microscopy, molecular biology, optogenetics and behaviour. The research areas, in the context of neuroscience, include:

  • Development
  • Regeneration and repair
  • Structural plasticity
  • Gene expression, editing and regulation
  • Decision making and action selection
  • Cognition

To find out more, please look at the following group and investigator pages:

Professor Alicia Hidalgo:

Dr Matthias Soller

Dr Yun Fan

Dr Jackie Chappell

Dr Carolina Rezaval