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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 […]

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 […]

Scientist Focus: Jason Berwick

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

While at a public meeting in Sheffield recently, I caught up with Dr Jason Berwick. He is one of our newest Interdisciplinary Research Grant holders and will be applying his expertise in brain imaging and nerve cell function to answer important questions in dementia research. Name and Job title: Dr Jason Berwick, Senior Research Fellow […]

Scientist Focus: Prof Clare Bryant

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

Prof Clare Bryant has been awarded one of our first ever Interdisciplinary Research Grants, bringing her expertise in immunology to a new collaboration in dementia research. I caught up with Clare as her project got under way, to find out what drives her. Name and job title: Clare Bryant, Professor of Innate Immunity at the […]

Scientist Focus – Jo Rushworth

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

We spoke to Dr Jo Rushworth, a lecturer at De Montfort University, Leicester, about her research career. Dr Rushworth’s research is prize-winning; at last year’s Alzheimer’s Research UK conference, she won the Jean Corsan prize for the best scientific paper published in neurodegeneration by a PhD student. What was your early career path to being […]