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Doctoral Training Centre in Neuroinformatics and Computational Neuroscience

The Neuroinformatics and Computational Neuroscience Doctoral Training Centre is a world-class PhD programme for interdisciplinary research in neuroinformatics and computational neuroscience.

The mission of the DTC is to enable students with backgrounds in the physical, mathematical and computer sciences to obtain training in neuroscience and the cognitive sciences that will equip them to carry out original research in neuroinformatics, qualifying them for a PhD degree at the end of four years.

The Neuroinformatics DTC covers: computational neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, neuromorphic and neural engineering, and software systems for these studies, such as simulation, databasing and data analysis. 

The DTC is hosted by the Institute for Adaptive and Neural Computation, part of the School of Informatics, at the University of Edinburgh; it is funded by the Life Sciences Interface programme of the EPSRC and cofunded by MRC and BBSRC. The DTC typically funds 10 new PhD students each year, and has about 60 current PhD students, making it one of the largest programmes of its kind in the world.

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