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Research Group: Neuroscience

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The Neuroscience research group addresses fundamental issues relevant to national and global priorities of health and well-being, underpinning research in the area of basic neuroscience through to age-related neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease. The group works within the context of the Institute for Life Sciences that drives interdisciplinary research across the University, spanning basic mechanism to translational, clinical programmes.  


The brain is the most complex organ in the body and the Neuroscience research group works in partnership with other research groups in Biological Sciences (Molecular and Cellular Biology, Computational and Systems Biology and Developmental Biology).

The central themes are in neurodegeneration, neuroinflammation and synaptic function and our multidisciplinary research allows investigations spanning basic mechanisms to whole-organism, providing novel insights into impactful diseases such as Alzheimer's, and disease states such as Multiple Sclerosis and addiction.

The Neuroscience research group works under the umbrella of the Southampton Neuroscience Group (SoNG), a network that brings together neurobiologists, clinical neuroscientists, psychologists and health care practitioners from across the University, who have a shared interest in understanding the nervous system in health and disease.

We also collaborate with engineers, chemists and computational neuroscientists that provide an excellent opportunity to develop and implement new tools and technologies in this fast-moving field.

The Neuroscience research group has a special focus on the study of Alzheimer’s disease, coordinating its research through the South Coast Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) Network that facilitates collaboration with regional experts in Dementia research.

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Multicolour retroviral tracing of newborn neurons
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If you are interested in joining us either to study or to become part of our research team please select the relevant link below for further information.

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