Cookies on this website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Accept all cookies' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. If you click 'Reject all non-essential cookies' only necessary cookies providing core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility will be enabled. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

We are pleased to announce that the University of Oxford MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit joins the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences (NDCN) as a sixth division.

The MRC BNDU had its funding renewed earlier this year, and is developing its integrated approach to fundamental and translational neuroscience. NDCN as its new host department will be able to exploit existing collaborations with MRC BNDU researchers, as well as finding new ways to work together.

The MRC BNDU’s key strength is its focus on understanding and exploiting the moment-to-moment interactions between brain cells, particularly those involved in movement and memory. A deeper understanding of these circuits could help us develop interventions for when things go wrong in these brain mechanisms.

We in NDCN look forward to learning from the MRC BNDU’s exemplary approach to public engagement, staff development, data sharing and working with industry.

The Unit, led by Professor Peter Brown, will continue to have its main physical base next to the Department of Pharmacology on Mansfield Road. This will help to consolidate our foothold ‘down the hill’, first established by our Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute, which is currently located in the Dunn School of Pathology.

Find out more at www.mrcbndu.ox.ac.uk/

Similar stories

Director of MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit appointed

From 2 January 2023, Professor Peter Magill will lead the Medical Research Council Brain Network Dynamics Unit (MRC BNDU) at the University of Oxford.

Oxford gets £122m funding for healthcare research

Health and care research in Oxford is to receive £122 million in government funding over the next five years to improve diagnosis, treatment and care for NHS patients.

IDRM officially opens in Oxford

A celebration for the opening of the Institute of Developmental & Regenerative Medicine (IDRM) led by Paul Riley took place on Tuesday 12 July 2022, attended by many DPAG members who have recently relocated to this fantastic new Institute.

NICE recommends offering app-based treatment for people with insomnia instead of sleeping pills

Hundreds of thousands of people suffering from insomnia who would usually be prescribed sleeping pills could be offered an app-based treatment programme instead, NICE has said.