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Institute for Life Sciences

Applied Neuroscience

The Southampton Neuroscience Group (SoNG) encompasses the ‘Applied Neuroscience’ theme in the IfLS.

This provides for strategic investment in, and development of, collaborative projects, particularly those at the interface between Biology, Medicine and Engineering. The latter engages world class expertise at Southampton in the field of Computing, Signal Processing, Hybrid Biodevices, Microfluidics, Imaging and Optoelectronics. The theme incorporates research in the following areas:

i) Development of the CNS: Identifying the impact of in utero influences on the developing brain, and those that extend into later life.

ii) Neuroimmunology: Understanding the interaction between the immune system and the brain encompassing the neurobiology of sickness behaviour and neurological disorders.

iii) Age-related diseases of the nervous system and their impact on cognitive function, mental health and well being: providing insight into healthy ageing and the dysfunction that leads to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, stroke, and macular degeneration.


Southampton Neuroscience Group (SoNG) is an umbrella organisation which provides a interdisciplinary focus for research which cuts across Academic Units and Faculties in the thematic areas:

i) Neurodegeneration, Neuroinflammation and Repair

ii) Synaptic Signalling and Plasticity

iii) Affective, Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience

iv) Neuroengineering

Theme Lead for Applied Neuroscience
Dr Roxana Carare

Contact Details

For more information on the Applied Neuroscience theme please contact R.O.Carare@soton.ac.uk

SoNG provides an umbrella, under which this breadth of work, from basic through to applied neuroscience, can gain maximum benefit from expertise across a broad range of disciplines and is permitting new and innovative approaches to real problems.

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