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Muscle rigidity and tremor in neurological disease esp.Parkinson's disease, peripheral neuropathy and rheumatoid arthritis

Primary supervisor: John Burne
We are studying the adaptive role of muscle stretch reflexes in normal movements and movement disorders. In particular we are looking at the contribution of the abnormal reflex response to the rigidity and tremor of Parkinson's disease,
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The development of binocular vision

Primary supervisor: Alan Freeman
Most of us can combine the information from our two eyes to obtain a richer view of the world than would be the case with only one eye. While it is easy to take binocular vision for granted, there are many unanswered questions about how it
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Understanding ageing using senescence-accelerated (SAM) mice

Primary supervisor: Juergen Goetz
The project uses a combination of transgenic mouse strains characterised by neurodegeneration and senescence-accelerated (SAM) mice, to determine the first steps of the aggregation of the protein tau in degenerating neurons, how absence of tau
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Establish the food intake control system in zebrafish to analyze human obesity candidate genes

Primary supervisor: Silke Rinkwitz
Lifestyle is thought to have a critical role in the increasing number of obese people. Recent genetic studies however have led to the conclusion that unlimited access to food is should be seen as a permissive factor for the genetically
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Studying human obesity candidate genes in the vertebrate model zebrafish

Primary supervisor: Silke Rinkwitz
Lifestyle is thought to have a critical role in the increasing number of obese people. Recent genetic studies however have led to the conclusion that unlimited access to food is should be seen as a permissive factor for the genetically
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Analysis of genes involved in X-linked neurological diseases using the genetic model system zebrafish

Primary supervisor: Silke Rinkwitz
As part of an international consortium, our lab focuses on the genetic basis underlying X-linked neurological diseases. Current estimates suggest close to 100 loci causing X-linked intellectual disability (XLID), as well as numerous loci involved
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Creation of transgenic zebrafish models to analyze the mechanisms underlying X-chromosome linked neurological diseases

Primary supervisor: Silke Rinkwitz
As part of an international consortium, our lab focuses on the genetic basis underlying X-linked neurological diseases. Current estimates suggest close to 100 loci causing X-linked intellectual disability (XLID), as well as numerous loci involved
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