The Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology (INP) has an interactive network that comprises four centres of excellence: the Centre for Neuroscience (CN), the Centre for Stroke and Brain Imaging (CSBI), the Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging (CCNi), and the Centre for Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (cSCAN). Via their interactions, centres of the INP aim to understand brain networks at multiple levels of function, from cells to cognition, using approaches ranging from molecular, cellular, systems and social level investigations, with a strong emphasis on imaging and computational analyses of each level.
A major driver of research has been the development of world-class imaging infrastructure and supporting high-performance computing facilities. This provides strong unifying technological and methodological links across the different Centres of the INP, including a state-of-the-art platform of cognitive imaging in humans, a high field small bore animal scanner, dedicated confocal and electron microscopy facilities, as well as cutting edge equipment to measure dynamic social signals.
Between 2008 and 2013 the INP obtained £19.8M in competitive funding. Large grants included an ESRC/MRC grant (£5M) structuring research in cSCAN, a translational Pfizer Grand Challenge Award (£1M) and a recent Wellcome Strategic Award (£5M) in the CN, two ERC Consolidator Grants (£1.2M, £1.4M) in the CCNi, an ERC Starting Grant (£1.2M) and an ERC Consolidator Grant (£1.4M) in cSCAN, and a Wellcome Principle Investigator Grant (£2M) in the CCNI.