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Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

Organisational unit: Research Centre

Organisation profile

The Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences (CCBS) is a multidisciplinary translational "centre without walls" combining basic and applied research to study the causes, consequences and treatment of major brain disorders. Major disease targets, that straddle the disciplines of Neurology and Psychiatry, include: bipolar disorders, brain cancer, epilepsy, functional disorders, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, prion disease, schizophrenia, stroke and synaptic biology & disease. Of the Centre’s 53 Principal Investigators, 38 are also active NHS clinicians, who play a key role in translating research findings into clinical trials and benefits for patients. The Centre is committed to clinical and non-clinical postgraduate training of PhD and MSc students, as well as outreach, public engagement, community support and fundraising.  Find out more at http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/clinical-brain-sciences.

Research outputs

  1. Human torque is not present in chimpanzee brain

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Bilingualism and the severity of poststroke aphasia

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Cognitive phenotypes of sequential staging in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Research activities & awards

  1. Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry in Scotland

    Activity: Participation in conference, seminar or training courseParticipation in conference

  2. Member of the Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) programme's Board

    Activity: External academic engagementMembership of peer review panel or committee

  3. RCPE Stroke Symposium

    Activity: External academic engagementContribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

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