Laboratory work

Research Project

Students will apply appropriate laboratory based techniques to test a specific scientific hypothesis and write up the research in a scientific manner. They should record, interpret and discuss their results and the implications of their findings. Students will also be expected to participate in journal clubs, seminars and lab meetings within the host Department, to complement their laboratory experience.

Previous MSc Research Projects

  • Investigation of the mechanism of action of a novel therapeutic drug in motor neuron disease
  • Molecular analysis of neurodegeneration in a zebrafish model of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
  • Characterization of a CHMP2B mutant animal model: A model of neurodegeneration?
  • New therapies for Motor Neurone Disease - Development of a High Throughput Screening Assay

  • The role of impaired calcium signalling in astrocytes in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer-type pathology in the ageing brain
  • Neurodevelopmental functions of a schizophrenia susceptibility gene
  • Zebrafish as a new animal model for ParkinsonĀ“s Disease
  • Role of PTEN in axonal growth and motor neuron survival in spinal muscular atrophy