Cognitive changes can be chronic (long-term), or acute (short-term, perhaps associated with a sudden relapse, and a flare-up of disease activity in the brain).
More specific cognitive tests are expected to be able to identify the causes of such cognitive impairment in SLE.
Modern quantitative MRI measurements of normal-appearing tissue can identify subtle biological changes in tissue, invisible by conventional radiology, and provide an objective and independent measure of tissue degradation, both acute and chronic.
Applicants wishing to discuss the studentships informally should contact the supervisors directly via email.
Similarly, further particulars of the projects can be obtained from the supervisors.
Please quote relevant project title.
Stipends will be paid at current MRC rates. Home/EU fees will be paid and a consumables budget will be made available for each project.
Start date for these studentships will be October.
Eligibility for funding
Projects funded by BSMS are generally open to students from all countries, but fees are usually only paid at the UK/EU rate.
International students would thus be liable for top up fees.
Application details for the 3 Studentships are available from
Completed application forms should be sent to:
The Unit Administrator,
Medical Research Building,
Brighton & Sussex Medical School,
Brighton BN1 9PS.
Tel: 01273 877889,
Fax: 01273 877884,
Email: j.wellington [at] bsms.ac.uk
Details of the posts can be found via the Medical School,
Follow the links below for more details and application prospectus.