21 March 2006

ABRG members Kevin Gurney and Paul Overton win £190K EPSRC grant

ABRG members Kevin Gurney and Paul Overton have secured £190K of EPSRC funding as the Sheffield component of a large, multi-centre grant worth £4.5M in total. The CARMEN project (Code analysis, repository, and modeling for e-Neuroscience) aims to establish a hub for UK neuroinformatics in the form of the GRID-enabled storage of experimental neuroscientific data, together with software tools for access to, and analysis of that data. The Sheffield contribution will build on the work of Dr Ric Wood (ABRG member and recent postgraduate student in the Department) by developing tools for parameter optimisation in conductance based neural models. The grant will fund a postdoctoral Research Assistant for two years starting in 2007.