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Dr Greig Joilin

Post:Research Fellow (Neuroscience)
Location:CRPC 5.23

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 872812
International:+44 1273 872812

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2012 - 2015
     Doctor of Philosophy: University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

2008 - 2011
     Bachelor of Science with Honours, First Class in Neuroscience: University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.


2016 -
     Research Fellow: University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom.

Research Background:

During my PhD, I investigated the role that microRNA, small non-coding RNA transcripts, play in the persistence of long-term potentiation, the molecular mechanism underlying memory, using a range of molecular biology tools. I am now applying these techniques at the University of Sussex to help identify new ncRNA biomarkers in ALS as part of the the Hafezparast, Newbury, and Leigh research groups under a Motor Neurone Disease Association grant.


Joilin, G., Leigh, P.N., Newbury, S.F., & Hafezparast, M. (2019). An Overview of MicroRNAs as Biomarkers of ALS. Frontiers in Neurology. 10:186.

Ryan, B., Joilin, G., & Williams, J. M. (2015). Plasticity-related microRNA and their potential contribution to the maintenance of long-term potentiation. Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, 8, 4. 

Joilin, G., Guevremont, D., Ryan, B., Claudianos, C., Cristino, A. S., Abraham, W. C., & Williams, J. M. (2014). Rapid regulation of microRNA following induction of long-term potentiation in vivo. Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, 7, 98.