Five years of innovation
in discovery science

The UK’s leading biomedical research institute
dedicated to neurodegenerative diseases

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UK DRI welcomes new Centre Director to UK DRI at Cambridge

We are delighted to announce that Prof Mina Ryten has been appointed as the new Director of the UK DRI Centre at Cambridge University, and Van Geest Professor.

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Discovering new diagnostics for dementia

In 2022, we launched the UK DRI Biomarker Factory to help find new ways to detect the earliest stages of neurodegenerative disease and monitor its progression in the search for new treatments.

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World-class neuroscience centre building and future home for UK DRI at UCL reaches highest point in construction

The new world-class neuroscience building at UCL, and future home of the UK DRI at UCL and HQ, reached the highest point construction milestone this month, celebrating with a ‘Topping Out’ ceremony on Thursday 11 May.

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UK DRI researcher awarded prestigious prize at UK’s largest dementia research conference

We are delighted to announce that Dr Soyon Hong (UK DRI at UCL) has been awarded the Alzheimer’s Research UK David Hague award for Early Career Investigator of the Year.

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Research partners

Building connections across the dementia ecosystem

The Dementia UK Ecosystem (DUKE) brings together leaders from the UK DRI, Dementias Platform UK, the National Institute for Health Research, the pharmaceutical industry, and funders to create a cohesive community, coordinating efforts to accelerate progress in tackling dementia.

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Trial recruitment

Get involved in dementia research

Group Leader Dr Nir Grossman (UK DRI at Imperial) is leading a new trial using deep electrical currents applied to the brain of people living with Alzheimer's disease. The team are recruiting participants over the next year.

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Discovering hope
for dementia

Find out how we are leading the
journey of discovery in dementia

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Translation and innovation

Turning breakthroughs into treatments

We have a clearly defined vision at the UK DRI to develop effective therapeutics, diagnostics and technologies for people living with dementia. Alongside building our disease knowledge over the coming years, we will also make progress in translating these discoveries into the clinic.

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Science Vision

Our priorities as a research institute

We accelerate, innovate, deepen and broaden discovery science in dementia, with the goal of filling the huge knowledge gap in this field. We exist to bring forward the day when research benefits people living with and those at risk of dementia.

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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Collaboration and connection

Our efforts to increase the diversity of our team, ensure inclusion and promote equality of opportunity, align with our vision for the UK DRI’s Institute culture and identity as a world-leader in dementia research.

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Research themes

Bringing together researchers to address major scientific questions

We study a range of neurodegenerative disorders that cause dementia. Many of them share fundamental disease mechanisms and characteristics, and greater understanding gained in one can often benefit others. To ensure we capitalise on diverse expertise, approaches and perspectives, we have established cross-centre themes.

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RT @sj_marzi: Exciting news: we are releasing the next batch of #neurogenomics seminar recordings on YouTube 🧠🧬 And we're starting with th…
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