Experimental neurobiology: cognitive-behavioural investigations using touch-screen platform. This would suit a wide variety of students interested in hands on behavioural neurobiology experience.
- Central Nervous System, Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology, Mental Health, Neurocognitive Patterns and Neural Networks
- Master Thesis, Semester Project
Computer vision/behavioural neuroscience project: Use of 3D markerless computer vision deep learning algorithm (DeepLabcut) for pose estimation, followed by classification algorithms (e.g. TreeBagger) to estimate behavioural output during various neuroscience studies.
- Central Nervous System, Systems Biology and Networks
- Bachelor Thesis, Master Thesis, Semester Project
In the context of global Covid-19 pandemic it may be tempting to side-line other health issues, however lockdowns and imposed restrictions are expected to worsen impacts of two of them in particular – bodyweight/metabolic and mental health problems. What is even more telling is that often these are comorbidities of one another - that is they are commonly diagnosed with one another. From an evolutionary biology point-of-view this link is less surprising, as all animals share a risky survival strategy – to move in order to secure energy and nutrients, avoid danger, spread out to novel environments and ultimately reproduce. However, this also means animals require expending a lot more energy, which in turn must be scavenged with surplus. To enable a mobile lifestyle, complex regulatory systems have evolved that compute energy and nutrient requirement against energy expenditure and metabolic needs: from sensory to digestive and metabolic systems, all the way regulatory hormonal and nervous systems, most important of which is the brain. Because these systems evolved to work together it therefore makes sense to study them in concert, which until recent technological advances was prohibitively difficult.
- Central Nervous System, Modeling and Simulation, Systems Biology and Networks
- ETH Organization's Labels (ETHZ), Master Thesis, Semester Project