Home

Neurodevelopment vs. Neuromaintenance?

Our scientific aims are to:

  1. To determine whether there are critical periods during development when treatments are most effective and, if so, whether critical periods are treatment specific.
  2. To determine whether genetic convergence predicts convergence of phenotypic pathophysiology and ultimately common treatments. To meaningfully stratify autism spectrum disorders based on scientific criteria.
  3. To enable world-class innovative studies into the mechanisms that underlie autism.
  4. To prepare deep-phenotyped, trial ready cohorts for experimental medicine and clinical trials.
Young to old to young

People

Director

Director
Peter Kind
Peter
Kind

Deputy Director

Deputy Director
Adrian Bird
Adrian
Bird

Board Members

Board Members
Jennifer Darnell
Jennifer
Darnell
Board Members
Matt Nolan
Matt
Nolan

Investigators

Investigators
Cathy Abbott
Cathy
Abbott
Investigators
Douglas Armstrong
Douglas
Armstrong
Investigators
Peter Brophy
Peter
Brophy
Investigators
Shona Chattarji
Shona
Chattarji
Investigators
Richard Chin
Richard
Chin
Investigators
Stuart Cobb
Stuart
Cobb
Investigators
Michael Cousin
Michael
Cousin
Investigators
Owen Dando
Owen
Dando
Investigators
Ian Duguid
Ian
Duguid
Investigators
David Fitzpatrick
David
Fitzpatrick
Investigators
Christos Gkogkas
Christos
Gkogkas
Investigators
Seth Grant
Seth
Grant
Investigators
Giles Hardingham
Giles
Hardingham
Investigators
Oliver Hardt
Oliver
Hardt
Investigators
Richard Morris
Richard
Morris
Investigators
Emily Osterweil
Emily
Osterweil
Investigators
David Price
David
Price
Investigators
Nathalie Rochefort
Nathalie
Rochefort
Investigators
Ian Simpson
Ian
Simpson
Investigators
Andrew Stanfield
Andrew
Stanfield
Investigators
Emma Wood
Emma
Wood
Investigators
David Wyllie
David
Wyllie

Scientific Administrator

Scientific Administrator
Beverly Roberts
Beverly
Roberts

beverly.roberts@ed.ac.uk
+44 131 650 3110

Recruitment and PhD studentship opportunities

We invite applications for a range of recruitment and studentship opportunities within SIDB:

PhD positions

Applications are now open for four 3.5 year full-time fully funded PhD studentships spanning basic and translational brain sciences in the biological mechanisms underlying autism with SIDB. These studentships represent an exceptional opportunity for well-qualified, motivated individuals to conduct new research in an expert and highly-supportive environment. Click here to view further details and a full list of the projects available. The closing date for applications is 14th January 2019. Two day interviews will be held on the 11th and 12th February 2019. The studentships will begin in September 2019.