PhD/MD/MSc/BSc Students

PhD/MD/MSc/BSc Students

PhD projects

 

PhD projects typically run for ca. 3.5 years.

All PhD students are trained an implement a number of methodological approaches (from those listed under “Research” in the Manahan-Vaughan lab” The selection depends on the questions and goals of the PhD project.

Projects involve cutting edge methodology, whereby the emphasis is on integrating high level signal analysis with methods such as optogenetics, MRI, transgenic models and confocal microscopy.

Enquiries about PhD project possibilities can be submitted at any time.

 

MD/MSc/BSC projects

 

MD/Msc/BSc projects can be started at any time, depending on the current lab capacity.

Interested students should apply in writing to Prof Dr Manahan-Vaughan (lmr@rub.de), with:

  • a letter of interest,
  • current grade transcript
  • preferred start date

Admission is based on the suitability of the candidate for an experimental project in the Manahan-Vaughan Lab. A current end of year grade of ‘2’ or higher is required.

Current available projects are listed under listed under “Research” in the Manahan-Vaughan lab” .

 

MD projects

Only projects that involve hands-on original experimental research are offered. The goals is to write an experimental doctoral thesis, and to achieve one’s own first author publication in an international scientific journal.

This necessitates that the candidate devote one year of full-time work in the project . Stipends, of ca. 650 Eur/month, can be competitively applied for from the SFB874.

The MD projects typically involve research into the mechanisms underlying memory formation and can focus on either fundamental questions or disease models.

Methods typically comprise a selection of the following:

 

  • In vitro electrophysiological recordings of field potentials from the rodent brain
  • In vitro electrophysiological recordings of single neurones from the rodent brain
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Western blotting
  • Histological analysis
  • In situ hybridisation
  • Human EEG recordings

MD students that conduct their research in the Department of Neurophysiology are welcome to participate in the special events offered by the department, and may participate in the MD curriculum of the International Graduate School of Neuroscience.

 

MSc projects

 

MSc projects typically involve research into the mechanisms underlying memory formation and can focus on either fundamental questions or disease models.

 

Methods typically comprise a selection of the following:

 

  • In vitro electrophysiological recordings of field potentials from the rodent brain
  • In vitro electrophysiological recordings of single neurones from the rodent brain
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Western blotting
  • Histological analysis
  • In situ hybridisation
  • Human EEG recordings
  • Animal behaviour (neurobiological anaysis of learning behaviour in rodents)
  • Optogenetics

 

BSc projects

 

BSc projects typically involve research into the mechanisms underlying brain diseases. As the research time that can be devoted to the projects is relatively short the method selection comprises:

  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Western blotting
  • Histological analysis
  • Animal behaviour (mechanisms underlying learning)

 

Labshot

Human EEG recordings during passive visuo-spatial perception