All places for 2018 have now been filled

Studentships available for 2019 will be advertised here in late 2018.  Funded projects are open to Home/EU candidates only.

Projects

PROJECTS STARTING OCT 2018

 Applications are now closed for the projects below, which will start in October 2018.

Project titleSupervisorsCollaborators/partners

Development of long-range connections in auditory cortex

Claudia Clopath
Andrei Kozlov
 

Neurochemical CMOS array – bedside assay of ionic and inflammatory marker from the human brain


Martyn Boutelle
Pantelis Georgiou
Mark Wilson
 

Surface Electromyography for Brain-Machine Interface Applications

Dario Farina
Etienne Burdet
Emmanuel Drakakis
Patrick Kaifosh (Cognescent)
cognescent

Sensory Motor Interface for Lower Extremity Robots (SMILER)

Ravi Vaidyanathan
Alison McGregor
Hildur Einarsdóttir (Ossur)
Ásgeir Alexandersson (Ossur)
ossur
A clinically-viable brain-computer interface for inducing neuroplasticity for stroke rehabilitation Dario Farina
Paul Bentley
 
Development of non-invasive deep brain stimulation technology Nir Grossman
Bill Wisden
Paul Matthews
 
Whole-brain dynamics and higher cognitive processing in disorders of consciousness Adam Hampshire
Aldo Faisal
Rob Leech
Gregory Scott
 
Engineering tactile signals to aid hearing in noisy background Tobias Reichenbach
Etienne Burdet
 
3D-resolved optogenetic excitation using time-averaged speckle patterns Chris Rowlands
Paul Chadderton
 
Closed-loop, personalized brain stimulation intervention for impairment of cognitive control David Sharp
Nir Grossman
Adam Hampshire
Peter Hellyer
 
3D ultrasound computed tomography of the brain Mengxing Tang
Mike Warner
Matthew Williams
 
Cohort 5 (2018)

Cohort 4 projects

Project titleStudentPhotoSupervisorsCollaborators/partners
One-probe - a new device for non-penetrative monitoring of the injured brain De-Shaine Murray murray Martyn Boutelle
Mark Wilson
 
Large-Area Flexible Plastic Electronic Sensor for 2D Neural Recording James Tyrrell tyrrell Alasdair Campbell
Martyn Boutelle
 
Mathematical and computational analyses of plastic spiking recurrent networks Amadeus Maes maes Claudia Clopath
Mauricio Barahona
 
Spinal motor neurons control of redundant robotic system Mario Bracklein bracklein Dario Farina
Etienne Burdet
 
A multi-sensor, hybrid model- and signal-based control system for powered lower limb prostheses Hristo Dimitrov dimitrov Dario Farina
Anthony Bull
Bernhard Graimann (OttoBock)
ottobock
AutoTRIAGE: a clinical, computational and biomechanical investigation of the feasibility of using vehicular event data recorders for assessing head trauma severity in collisions Claire Baker baker Mazdak Ghajari
David Sharp
Phiip Martin (Transport Research Laboratory)
Mark Wilson
trl
The bionic spinal cord bridge: Combined therapies for neural regeneration Gillian Koehl koehl Rylie Green
Simone Di Giovanni
 
Development of a diagnostic battery for probing individual differences in network function Richard Daws daws Adam Hampshire
Pete Hellyer
Rob Leech
 
Large scale population functional connectomic parcellation and individual variation Sam Podmore podmore Paul Matthews
Yi-ke Guo
 
High resolution imaging of multimodal nanoparticles for treatment of brain cancers Jonny Taylor taylor Alexandra Porter
Matthew Williams
Mary Ryan
 
Developing a novel type of neurostimulation to foster speech processing and rehabilitation from aphasia Mikolaj Kegler kegler Tobias Reichenbach
Mauricio Barahona
Rob Leech
 
A two photon imaging platform for characterising memory circuit dynamics and response to therapeutic strategies in neurodegenerative disease Seigfred Prado prado Simon Schultz
Bill Wisden
Keith Wafford (Eli Lilly)
lilly
Neuronal Interfacing System for Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Interrogations using Materials-based Nanotechnologies Alessandra Lo Fiego lo fiego Molly Stevens
Simone Di Giovanni
 
Monitoring muscle fatigue using novel wireless sensors Dan Terracina- Barcas terracina barcas Paul Strutton
Pantelis Georgiou
 
A Robotic Instrument for Adaptive Neurostimulation Nathan Steadman steadman Ravi Vaidyanathan
Peter Brown (Oxford University)
Dipankar Nandi
Huling Tan (Oxford University)
 Oxford
Cohort 4 (2017)

Cohort 3 projects

Project titleStudentPhotoSupervisorsCollaborators/partners
Biologically inspired computation for real-time motor learning Tunvez Boulic boulic Paul Chadderton
Claudia Clopath
 
Development of a noninvasive and localised blood-brain barrier opening system for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease Matthew Copping copping James Choi
Magdalena Sastre
 
Engineering fast, flexible, precise, and parallel light sculpting for neural circuit elucidation Navjeevan Soor soor Amanda Foust
Simon Schultz
Mark Neil
 
Microdevices to investigate sleep and temperature regulation in mice Bryan Hsieh hsieh Nick Franks
Tim Constandinou
William Wisden
 
Learning to hear with plasticity across multiple timescales Lotte Weerts weerts Daniel Goodman
Claudia Clopath
Paul Chadderton
 
Characterising receptive fields of astrocytes in auditory cortex Sihao Lu lu Andrei Kozlov
Simon Schultz
Claudia Clopath
 
Information theoretic analysis tools for studying the cellular assembly of memory Giuseppe Gava gava Simon Schultz
David Dupret (University of Oxford)
William Wisden
Oxford
Measuring brain and body biological age to predict health outcomes and disease risk during ageing Sebastian Popescu popescu David Sharp
Ben Glocker
Paul Matthews
James Cole
 
Conductive polymer platforms for the integrated in vitro investigation of neural networks Kaja Ritzau-Reid ritzau-reid Molly Stevens
Ramon Vilar
 
Neural implants for brain-robot interface Thomas Martineau tom martineau Ravi Vaidyanathan
Peter Brown (University of Oxford)
 Oxford
Wearable Force-Feedback Interface supporting in vivo Brain-Robot Interface Sebastian Mancero mancero Ravi Vaidyanathan
Etienne Burdet
Dipankar Nandi
Peter Brown (University of Oxford)
 Oxford
Role of copper ions in the toxicity of α-synuclein in Parkinson’s disease Martin Priessner priessner Ramon Vilar
Liming Ying
Alfonso De Simone
Magdalena Sastre
 
Cohort 3 (2016)
Projects filled starting in October 2015

Cohort 2 projects

Project titleStudentPhotoSupervisorsCollaborators/partners
Robot-assisted fMRI investigation of learning in newborn infants Sofia Dall'Orso dallorso Prof Etienne Burdet
Prof Daniel Rueckert
Prof David Edwards
Dr Tomoko Arichi (KCL)
ReBooT: Restoring Brain Operation with Technology; Microelectronics to enable an open source instrument for exploring closed loop neural systems Konstantinos Petkos petkos Dr Emmanuel Drakakis
Dr Timothy Denison (industrial advisor - Medtronic)
Prof Peter Brown (Oxford University)
MedtronicOxford
Neural network mechanisms of inhibitory and attentional control Darije Custovic custovic Dr Adam Hampshire
Dr Claudia Clopath
 
Developing technology to enable macroscopic imaging of neuronal connectivity to quantify changes during health and disease Gerald Moore moore Dr Stephen Brickley
Dr Simon Schultz
 
Axo-glial pathology in Multiple Sclerosis and its potential effects on neurotransmission Patricia Gallego gallego Prof Richard Reynolds
Dr Aldo Faisal
Dr Kambiz Alavian
 
Peripheral nerve decoding algorithms for bioelectronic medicines Carl Lubba lubba Dr Simon Schultz
Dr Nick Jones
Dr Victor Pikov (industrial advisor - Galvani Bioelectronics)
 Galvani
Towards whole brain functional imaging in freely moving subjects Tom Robins robins Dr Mengxing Tang
Dr Paul Chadderton
 
Lesion-symptom mapping using motion-tracking: How neural trauma impacts motor function Lewis Formstone formstone Dr Ravi Vaidyanathan
Dr Paul Bentley
Prof Etienne Burdet
Prof Alison McGregor 
 
Integrated Sensor Suite to Investigate Neurological Dysfunction in Balance James Clarke james clarke Dr Ravi Vaidyanathan
Prof Alison McGregor
Dr Rob Hart (industrial advisor - McLaren Applied Technologies)
Dr Caroline Hargrove (industrial advisor - McLaren Applied Technologies)
 mclaren
Ultrasound technology to deliver novel theranostic agents to malignant brain tumours Tiffany Chan chan Prof Ramon Vilar
Dr James Choi
Dr Matt Williams
 
Cohort 2 (2015)
Projects filled starting in October 2015

Cohort 1 projects

Project titleStudentPhotoSupervisorsCollaborators/partners
Wearable wireless sensor arrays to detect the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)  Aidan Wickham wickham Prof Martyn Boutelle
Dr E M Drakakis
Prof Chris Shaw (Institute of Psychiatry)
High-resolution mapping of age-related functional changes in cortical connectivity Diana Lucaci lucaci Dr Stephen Brickley
Dr Paul Chadderton
Prof William Wisden
 
Virtual physiotherapy for assessment and training of arm function Rajinder Lotay lotay Prof Etienne Burdet
Dr Paul Bentley
 
High-throughput Visualization and Computational Consequences of Increased Synaptic Plasticity and Axon Regeneration in the Living Aged Brain Cher Bass bachar Dr Vincenzo De Paola
Dr Claudia Clopath
Dr Anil Bharath
 
Automated Neonatal EEG Early Warning System based on novel signal analysis tools in the field and/or novel features Georgios Zafeiropoulos zafeiropouloa Dr E M Drakakis
Prof D Edwards
 
Designing novel imaging probes for targeting inflammatory lesions in brain disorders Tamara Boltersdorf boltersdorf Prof Nicholas Long
Dr Felicity Gavins
 
EEG assessment of spoken language processing in aphasia Hugo Weissbart weissbart Dr Tobias Reichenbach
Dr Robert Leech
Prof Etienne Burdet
Prof Richard Wise
 
Optical Measurement of Neuronal Connectivity using a Genetically Encoded Voltage Indicator Peter Quicke quicke Dr Simon Schultz
Prof Mark Neil
Prof Thomas Knöpfel
 
Cohort 1 (2014)

Aligned students

ProjectStudentPhotoSupervisors
In conjunction with my supervisors, I am exploring how exact parameters of deep brain neural stimulation can ameliorate symptoms of tremor, muscle rigidity, speech impairment, and loss of balance.

My role lies in the development of instrumentation and algorithms that will optimise the inputs for stimulation based on their measured effect on patient symptoms, with the goal of improving long term care and efficiency in both the operating theatre and during therapy sessions.

Ideally this will lead to better patient quality of life through improved coordination, and reduced trauma from issues such as falls associated with loss of balance.

Paolo began his study with the MRes in Medical Device Design and Entrepreneurship before proceeding to the PhD.
Paolo Angeles
(Mechanical Engineering)
paolo angeles Dr Ravi Vaidyanathan (Mechanical Engineering)
Prof Etienne Burdet (Bioengineering)
Dipankar Nandi (Medicine)
Nicola Pavese (Consultant Neurology)
Information transmission through cross-frequency coupling: revealing the frequency structure of information exchange in the brain
PhD project (Wellcome Trust Fellowship)
Christian Martin
(Bioengineering)
   
A Teleoperative Sensory Motor Control Interface (TSMCI)
EPSRC ICASE PhD project (McLaren Applied Technologies Corporate Sponsor)
Christopher Caulcrick
(Mechanical Engineering)
caulcrick Dr Ravi Vaidyanathan
Prof Alison McGregor
Dr Caleb Swade (McLaren Applied Technologies)
A Teleoperative Sensory Motor Control Interface (TSMCI)
PhD project (US Office of Naval Research Sponsor)
Sam Wilson
(Mechanical Engineering)
  Dr Ravi Vaidyanathan
Prof Alison McGregor
Prof R Harkins (US Naval Postgraduate School)
A data analysis pipeline for two photon calcium imaging in mouse models of dementia
MRes Neurotechnology project
Solomia Boretska boretska Prof Simon Schultz
Dr Paul Chadderton
Development of machine learning decoders of brain functional connectivity states
MRes Neurotechnology project
Jiewon Kang kang Dr Robert Leech
Dr Adam Hampshire
Structural changes in brain circuitry in healthy ageing
MRes Neurotechnology project
Jean-Charles Mariani mariani Dr Paul Chadderton
Dr Stephen Brickley
CDT-aligned students