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Annual Conference

Connectome 2019: Binding minds

With over 300 researchers, students and support staff attending the UK DRI’s annual conference, Connectome 2019 was abuzz with curiosity, ideas and conversation. We take a look at the highlights and photos from the two days in Birmingham.

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Cambridge Launch
Official Centre Opening

Cutting the ribbon at UK DRI at Cambridge

Led by eminent professor, Giovanna Mallucci, the centre’s focus will be on deciphering why neurons degenerate in dementia and translating that to therapeutics targeting the earliest stages of disease. Attendees at the launch enjoyed talks from the seven Group Leaders at the UK DRI at Cambridge, close collaborator Prof Clemens Kaminski and a guest keynote lecture from Prof Bradley Hyman.

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A leap forwards for the future home of UK DRI at UCL

UCL’s planning application has been approved to redevelop the former site of the Eastman Dental Hospital, paving the way for a new world-leading research centre for dementia and neurological disease research. The site will house over 500 researchers from the UK Dementia Research Institute and UCL’s Queen Square Institute of Neurology.

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From the latest publications & awards, to new researchers & initiatives

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New Networks

Connecting our Early Career Researchers

Cardiff researchers are organising a range of initiatives aimed specifically at early career researchers (ECRs), leading to the establishment of an institute-wide network for UK DRI ECRs.

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New approach identifies novel risk genes connected to microglia response in Alzheimer’s disease

A new paper​ from the lab of Prof John Hardy, UK DRI at UCL, in collaboration with Prof Valentina Escott-Price, UK DRI at Cardiff, has identified four new risk genes for Alzheimer’s disease, tied to the microglial response to amyloid beta. We sat down with lead author, Dr Dervis Salih, to find out more about the study published in Brain Communications​ and how it contributes to our understanding of dementia.

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Dementia Revolution raises £4 million for UK DRI, setting new record for London Marathon Charity of the Year Partnership

Latest fundraising figures reveal that the Dementia Revolution has now raised a record-breaking £4 million for the UK DRI, making it the most successful Charity of the Year partnership in the 39-year history of the London Marathon.

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Latest tweets from @UKDRI

We're working across the spectrum of diseases that give rise to dementia 🧠 Explore our group leader profiles and f…
19 Nov 2019 17:55

RT @jojacksonhere: I wish I had this when I was characterising spine morphology...those long analysis days still haunt me!
19 Nov 2019 17:43