Neuroscience at the IMS


Brain function and malfunction are the last major frontiers in medical science. The fascination of our brain and mind is central to our Theme, which addresses the neurobiology of neuronal health and disease.

Research covers general neurophysiology (signalling) and disorders of the nervous system as diverse as autism, spinal cord injury, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s disease.

Our Theme is organised into two Sections: Neuronal Signalling and Plasticity, and Brain Health, both investigating highly interconnected aspects of basic and applied neuroscience.

We offer wide ranging expertise in the translation 'from bench to beside' in nervous system disorders, and technology developments that enable early diagnosis and drug development.

Ultimately, our research aims to understand disease mechanisms, identify drug targets, and develop better preventative and treatment strategies.

Theme Lead: Professor Bettina Platt


Postgraduate research opportunities: Masters by Research and PhD in Neurosicnce

For enquiries, please make informal contact with potential supervisors (see PIs and their research areas listed below) and visit Master of Science in Medical Sciences for further information and to submit your application.

The Neuroscience Theme is composed of 2 sections:

Brain Health
Neuronal Signalling And Plasticity