Neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases of adulthood such as depression, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease and motor neuron disease are highly disabling diseases that place an immense burden on individuals, their families and society.
The mission of the research training group (RTG) is to further the development of prevention and treatment strategies for these diseases through a deeper understanding of the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms. To fulfill this mission, basic and clinical neuroscientists will combine forces to research the novel key concept that neurodevelopment constitutes a major determinant for the individual’s vulnerability to neuropsychiatric and -degenerative disease in later life. Equally important, the RTG addresses the need to train the next generation of neuroscientists in this important emerging pathophysiological concept.
The members of the RTG envision that the intensive training and research activities will significantly impact on the development of new perspectives for disease prevention and treatment.
The programme offers PhD student positions for highly motivated, talented students. The next cohort of PhD students will start in July 2019.
Deadline for application is 31st of March 2019.
Participants will be intensively guided by an interdisciplinary team of experts in basic, clinical and translational neuroscience. The curriculum is tailored to train young researchers in innovative concepts and key scientific skills to prepare them for their career.