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To power research that conquers dementia.

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Directors' Message

Happy Holidays: Looking back and thinking ahead

If 2018 was the year we came to life, 2019 was the year we grew at pace and strengthened in all directions. And that’s all thanks to the hard work and original thinking of each and every one of you.

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Funding opportunities to fuel dementia research

In addition to the research packages awarded to Group Leaders, the UK DRI provides several internal awards designed to promote collaboration, establish institute wide research platforms and encourage innovative pilot studies from early career researchers. We caught up with UK DRI Science Review Manager, Dr Aoife Kiely, who is tasked with managing all these awards and grants.

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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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Keep up to date with the UK DRI

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 recruits

Introducing Blanca Diaz-Castro, UK DRI at Edinburgh: The role of the star-spangled blood-brain-barrier in dementia

The unique expertise at the UK DRI at Edinburgh take a holistic approach to tackling dementia, elucidating the interactions within and between the brain vasculature, neurons, macroglia and microglia which are thought to play a major part in the trajectory of neurodegenerative disorders. The centre’s newest Group Leader Dr Blanca Diaz-Castro, discusses her role in this strategy, the expertise she brings to the centre and her latest publication.

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Prof Sarah Tabrizi highlights ‘tireless efforts’ of those affected by Huntington’s disease in receiving double award for her research

Group Leader at UK DRI at UCL, Prof Sarah Tabrizi, has been awarded two separate honours for her contribution to Huntington’s disease research. Last month, Prof Tabrizi picked up the Yahr award at the World Congress of Neurology in Dubai, before collecting the Alexander Morison medal from the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE) on Tuesday (5 Nov).

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We're not a traditional research institute

We have seven centres hosted in universities across the UK. Find out more about how they're tackling dementia from every angle.

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