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Euan MacDonald Centre PhD studentship competition now open

Nov 2017: Applications for the Euan MacDonald Centre PhD studentship, commencing Sept 2017, are now open.

Fully-funded PhD available

The Euan MacDonald Centre for MND Research is delighted to offer a fully-funded three-year PhD studentship to commence in Sept 2017.

Six project choices are on offer this year, based in Edinburgh or Aberdeen.

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What is the Euan MacDonald Centre?

The mission of the Euan MacDonald Centre for Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Research is to use research to improve the lives of people living with MND, and to slow, stop, and eventually reverse the condition.

A 'centre without walls', the Centre was founded in 2007 with a philanthropic donation from Euan MacDonald and his father Donald. Euan was diagnosed with MND in 2003, aged just 29. The Centre’s membership now comprises over 100 researchers from five Scottish Universities (Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, St Andrews & Dundee).

The Euan MacDonald Centre is a network encompassing nearly 40 Principal Investigators, both basic researchers and clinical academics, whose research interests span the “bench to bedside” spectrum from genetics and cell biology through animal models and stem cells to a growing portfolio of clinical research projects. The Centre has charitable status through the Edinburgh Development Trust, and actively encourages donations and fundraising activity.

Further information

For project choices available this year, and information about how to apply, see Euan MacDonald Centre postgraduate training.