[Eeglablist] PhD Scholarship in Applied Neuroscience

Manousos Klados mklados at gmail.com
Tue Apr 2 11:11:08 PDT 2019

The School of Life and Health Science of Aston University has opened a
funded PhD position in applied Neuroscience

Many patients with epileptic seizures are proven medically resistant and
respective surgery is the only remaining treatment alternative. This is
performed for removing a small portion of brain tissue that is currently
defined using intracranial electroencephalogram (iEEG). To date, this
results in a significant number of patients continuing to experience
postsurgical seizures. During the last few years, high-frequency
oscillations (HFOs above 80 Hz) have emerged as a new promising biomarker
in pre-surgical diagnosis of epileptogenicity, while the resection of the
tissue generating HFOs improves surgical outcome in patients with medically
refractory epilepsy (MRE). The ultimate goal of the project is to
automatically detect HFOs and localise their source of origin, by using
only high-density EEG and/or MEG, which is necessary for a solid sampling
and accurate localisation of HFOs on the scalp. The main outcomes of the
project will be so, the gained knowledge for the mechanism of HFOs and
their relation to epilepsy as a valuable tool for the clinicians who
perform surgical operations, and patients who will refrain from invasive
monitoring (iEEG).


The successful candidate will contribute to the development and testing of
algorithms able to automatically detect HFOs. They will be working on the
boarders of biomedical engineering and human neuroscience. This is a unique
opportunity, since you will have the chance to work inside a
multidisciplinary project funded by the EU, and visit project partners to
gain more research knowledge and experience.

Aston University:
Aston University was ranked 5th out of 94 UK Higher Education Institutions
for research in Allied Health Professions (REF 2014) and was ranked 1st for
research environment. Additional information about research in the School
can be found at http://www.aston.ac.uk/lhs/research/. Informal enquiries
can be made to Dr Manousos Klados: m.klados at aston.ac.uk.

Financial Support:
The studentship is open to Home/EU students only and comprises of a
tax-free stipend at the 2018/19 RCUK rate of £14,777 p.a. and payment of
Home/EU tuition fees only. The studentship is available for three years,
subject to satisfactory progress review at the end of the first year, with
a registration of July 2019.

Application Requirements:
- Eligible Applicants should hold at least a Bachelor (Hons.) Degree of
either 1st Class/ 2.1 or MSc/MRes in a relevant subject.
- EU Applicants will need to demonstrate adequate proficiency in English
Language skills, with a minimum overall score of 93 (Internet Based) (with
a minimum score in each section of: R: 18, W: 23, L: 19 and S: 19) in TOEFL
or IELTS with minimum marks of 6.0 in each section and an overall band of

More information you can find at:

Best Regards
Manousos A. Klados, MSc, PhD, FIMA, FHEA
Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering
Coordinator of HOPE funded under H2020-MSCA-RISE
Department of Biomedical Engineering
School of Life & Health Sciences, Aston University
Phone: +44(0)1212043740
Email: m.klados at aston.ac.uk
Websites: http://www.mklados.com <http://www.mklados.com/> &
Address: MB555 – Aston Triangle, B47ET, Birmingham, UK
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