building a brain

Build a Brain - a young visitor to the Imperial Festival 2015 takes the CDT Neurotechnology's brain anatomy challenge

CDT Neurotechnology logo
cohort 2 queens tower trip

Students from cohort 2 pause for a photo on a trip up Imperial College's Queens Tower

MRes Neurotechnology ethics course

MRes Neurotechnology students in discussion during the Ethical and Social Implications of Neurotechnology CDT workshop

Imperial Festival playing with brain waves

A visitor to the Imperial Festival 2016 trying out the CDT Neurotechnology's brainwave-powered computer game

Impeiral Festival 2014 Peter Quicke explaining

Peter Quicke from cohort 1 explains brain anatomy to visitors to the Imperial Festival 2015

Neurotechnology is the use of insights and tools from mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and engineering to investigate neural function and treat dysfunction. Brain-related illnesses affect more than two billion people worldwide, and the numbers are growing. Reducing this burden is a major challenge for society. The Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) will train a new generation of multidisciplinary researchers at the interface of neuroscience and engineering, to address this challenge.

The CDT spans the Faculties of Engineering, Natural Sciences and Medicine at Imperial, with investigators from the Departments of Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Computing, Chemistry, Physics, Life Sciences, and the Division of Brain Sciences.

Directed by Dr Simon Schultz, Prof Bill Wisden and Prof Paul Matthews, it intends to approximately 14 students per year. All research projects will involve a team of supervisors, each of whom will bring complementary expertise to the project. In addition to researchers from across Imperial College, the Centre involves twenty industry and charity partners, as well as satellite research groups at the Crick Institute and the University of Oxford.