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Center for Neurogeneration


The University of Edinburgh's Centre for Neuroregeneration seeks to understand the mechanisms of neural development, injury and repair. The CNR, a research centre within the School of Biomedical Sciences, promotes scientific research and education through seminars, recruitment, graduate training and public engagement.

CNR research focuses on the molecular and cellular mechanisms of regeneration in a range of diseases of the nervous system including, multiple sclerosis, motor neuron disease, peripheral neuropathies, brain cancers, stroke, Alzheimer's disease and nerve injury. See individual member's web pages for details.

By identifying the functions of genes, refining biological imaging techniques, and creating more sophisticated disease models, the CNR is contributing to the development of new therapies for a range of neurodegenerative diseases.

We are always interested in applications from neuroscientists whose research programmes complement our themes and who would be strong candidates for prestigious fellowships from the Wellcome trust, MRC, BBSRC, the Royal Society or other sources.


New PhD Opportunity with Dr. Jill Fowler


HongYan Zhang awarded New Investigator Scheme Grant from the Biotechnology and Biosciences Research Council


Dr. Leah Herrgen has received a Wellcome Trust-University of Edinburgh Institutional Strategic Support Fund award



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