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Scientist Focus: Fiona Marshall

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

Dr Fiona Marshall is a neuroscientist working on treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions. Dr Marshall also volunteers as an Alzheimer’s Research UK Trustee, lending her expertise and passion for dementia research to help support the work of the charity. Name and job title Dr Fiona Marshall, Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Heptares […]

Scientist Focus: Pablo Garcia Reitboeck

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

Earlier this year, Dr Pablo Garcia Reitboeck began a three-year Clinical Research Fellowship with Alzheimer’s Research UK. The grant sees Pablo, a doctor specialising in Neurology, divide his time between the clinic and the lab. We caught up with him to find out more about his work and why he became interested in dementia research. […]

Scientist Focus: Abi Herrmann

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

Abi Herrmann is a postdoctoral researcher and neuroscientist at the University of Edinburgh. What is your project about? My work focuses on synapses – the connections between nerve cells that are central to memory formation and forgetting. These connections are lost in Alzheimer’s and we know that the extent of their loss in the brain correlates […]

Scientist Focus: Andy Randall

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

While visiting the South West Research Network Centre, I took the chance to chat to Prof Andy Randall, Grant Review Board member, in his lab at the University of Exeter. Prof Randall is interested in how nerve cells talk to each other and how that changes in dementia. Have you always worked in dementia research? […]

Scientist Focus: Anne Braae

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

  Name and job title Anne Braae – I’m a 3rd year PhD student at the University of Nottingham What was your early career path to being a researcher? I did an undergraduate degree in Zoology and Genetics and then I worked in scientific publishing for a while, as well as doing a few events […]

Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference 2015

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

Welcome to the Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference 2015! We’ve gathered 450 dementia researchers together under one roof to share their findings, form collaborations and accelerate dementia research. The meeting is the largest dementia research conference in the UK and scientists from across our Research Network will be joined by international dementia experts; a global approach […]

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Scientist Focus: Hannah Clarke

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

We spoke to Hannah Clarke, a second year PhD student at the University of Liverpool, about her work and why she got involved in dementia research. What does your project focus on? All of the cells in our body have a sugar coating; chains of sugar molecules decorate the cell surface and have a huge […]

Scientist Focus: Chris Medway

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

Dr Chris Medway, from the University of Nottingham, was awarded our Sir Terry Pratchett Fellowship in 2012. As part of the three-year fellowship, Chris has spent the last year working at the Mayo Clinic in Florida searching for rare genetic changes that alter the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. I caught up with him as he […]

Scientist Focus: Jo Barnes

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

Dr Jo Barnes is an Alzheimer’s Research UK Senior Research Fellow. She is working to develop new brain imaging techniques that will diagnose dementia sooner. Her pioneering work is kindly supported by The Perfume Shop and Gucci’s Chime for Change Campaign. How did you get into science? I did an undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences […]

Scientist Focus: Dr Jay Amin

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

Earlier this year we awarded a three-year Clinical Research Fellowship to Dr Jay Amin at the University of Southampton, a doctor specialising in Old Age Psychiatry. We chatted to Jay about the aims of his project, how he became interested in dementia research and what interests him outside the clinic. Dr Amin’s Alzheimer’s Research UK […]