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GW4 Accelerator grant success

18 May 2015

Nina Kazanina and George Stothart will develop collaborations with staff at Exeter, Cardiff and Bath Universities to investigate large scale brain networks in health and disease as part of a GW4 Accelerator Grant.

Nina Kazanina and George Stothart are part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the Universities of Exeter, Bristol, Bath and Cardiff who have recently established a research community to advance the study of large-scale brain networks in disease. This endeavour was recently awarded an Accelerator Grant by the GW4 alliance (PI: Marc Goodfellow, Exeter), which is a collaborative agreement between these universities.

The overall aim of the group is to use common theoretical and experimental approaches to better understand the network mechanisms of different neurological and psychiatric disorders with shared co-morbidities, thus leading to the development of new and improved diagnostic, prognostic and treatment methodologies.

One of the first events associated with this project will be a workshop held on Monday 13th July 2015 from 10am to 5pm in Room 1.11a, Merchant Ventures Building, Bristol. The purpose of the workshop is to engage with clinicians and industrial partners in order to discuss how our activities may be of benefit to end-users and explore opportunities for working together in the future.  We anticipate attendees will comprise members of our research community, clinicians working on brain disorders and industrial representatives from pharmaceuticals and medical devices. If you are interested in attending the workshop please contact George.Stothart@bristol.ac.uk for more information. 

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