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IISc-CBR PhD Admission 2020 – Applications Invited. Centre for Brain Research (CBR) Full-time PhD Program Admission 2020. Interested and eligible applicants can check out all of the details on the same below:

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Centre for Brain Research
An Autonomous Centre of Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore -560012
Admission for Ph.D. Program-2020

Important Dates:

  • PhD Online Application Commence On: 19th August 2020
  • Last Date To Apply: 04th September 2020
  • Interview dates [ Online ] : 21st ,22nd ,23rd September 2020
  • Full-Time PhD Program beginning on: 01st October 2020

Centre for Brain Research (CBR) welcomes applications from eligible as well as very motivated applicants for admission to full-time PhD. Program beginning on 1st October 2020. It is a recognized research centre for the Ph.D. program with Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Karnataka. The PhD degree will certainly be awarded by MAHE.

CBR promotes interdisciplinary research in basic and also clinical neuroscience to understand disorders of the ageing brain through advanced genetic, biochemical, neuroimaging and also neurocognitive investigations. These studies are dovetailed with research on model systems to identify the molecular underpinnings of age-related brain
disorders. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS), whole-genome sequencing (WGS) and advanced computational approaches are being employed to identify the common, low frequency, rare, solitary nucleotide polymorphisms, as well as structural genetic variations that can contribute to healthy ageing and/or neurological disorders. Brain imaging investigations are being conducted to identify structural, vascular, as well as metabolic
alterations in ageing brain utilizing advanced brain imaging methods at 3 Tesla state-of-the-art human MRI scanner.

The above objectives are being implemented through large population studies,
specifically Srinivaspura Aging, Neuro Senescence as well as COGnition (SANSCOG) study, Tata Longitudinal Study on Aging (TLSA), and also GenomeIndia. SANSCOG & TLSA are envisioned as parallel as well as harmonized, prospective, community-based cohort studies in India– rural and urban, respectively– with long-term follow-up, for the comprehensive evaluation of risk as well as protective factors associated with cognitive changes due to normal ageing, dementia and various other associated disorders. Participants in the SANSCOG study are recruited from the villages of Srinivaspur Taluk in Kolar District in southern India, whereas those in TLSA are recruited from urban Bangalore.

GenomeIndia is a pan-Indian initiative led by CBR to identify the genetic variations present in the Indian population through whole-genome sequencing of tens of thousands of representative individuals across the nation. This will lead to the development of a genome-wide association chip specific for the Indian population and facilitate large scale genetic studies in the future.

Along with human ageing studies, researchers at CBR are likewise investigating the very early functional and structural changes at the synapse, dynamics of filamentous actin and its modulators at the dendritic spine, oxidative stress, synaptic dysfunction, sex-specific differences making use of mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. Extensive studies are
being performed to study molecular underpinnings of synaptic dysfunction during transient along with repeated vasoconstriction in an animal model of vascular dementia. Research groups are engaged in neurobehavioral investigations to delineate the very early cognitive and also behaviour deficits, and also their underlying neural circuit mechanisms.

The PhD program accepts students from a master’s degree in any type of branch of science or a four-year bachelor’s degree in any branch of Medicine/ Engineering/ Technology/ Veterinary Science/ Pharmacy/ Biostatistics. Students ready to work in the areas of the neurobiology of disease, human genetics, computational biology, magnetic resonance imaging and also spectroscopy are encouraged to apply.

Preference would be given to those who have qualified national level fellowship tests (CSIR-UGC NET for JRF/ UGC NET for JRF/ DBT-JRF/ ICMR-JRF/ JEST/ NBHM Screening Test/ INSPIRE fellows (for PhD)/ GATE). Applicants in the final year of their respective courses are likewise eligible to apply.

Applicants need to send their applications online by 04/09/2020. The On-line applications will certainly be screened, as well as the shortlisted candidates will certainly be called for an online interview. Applicants will certainly be chosen for the PhD program based upon their academic record and also performance in the interview process.

Candidates with valid National fellowships will avail the fellowships from their respective agencies. But students who qualify the interview process and does not have national fellowships will be supported by CBR.

For additional detailed info on area of research, admission process as well as various other info, please refer the webpage www.cbr.iisc.ac.in.

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