"Collaboration is at the heart of our institute; across our centres and beyond. We're proud and grateful for the opportunity to work closely with many researchers beyond the UK DRI who share our vision to conquer dementia." Prof Bart De Strooper and Dr Adrian Ivinson
UK DRI Directors
1. UK DRI Associated Members
Our growing community of UK DRI Group Leaders must constantly interact and collaborate with other investigators locally, nationally and internationally to progress the field of dementia research.
Whilst collaboration is second nature to the UK DRI and happens without central consideration, we additionally identify a select group of investigators with whom a longer-term relationship is valuable for both parties, and ultimately for people affected by dementia.
UK DRI Associated Members contribute real value to the UK DRI mission. They interact closely with one or more UK DRI Group Leaders and engage closely with the institute's intellectual environment. Associated Members can also apply for central UK DRI initiatives in partnership with a UK DRI Group Leader, contribution to UK DRI themes and workshops and access shared technology platforms.
In return, the UK DRI benefits from Associated Members' skills, knowledge, energy and collaborative spirit.
2. UK DRI Collaborating Fellows
We're glad to acknowledge the contributions of many colleagues who work closely with one or more of our UK DRI centres.
Collaborating Fellows, including ERC, Henry Dale Fellows and Sêr Cymru Fellows, are closely aligned to our vision and mission and bring an additional vitality and strength to our work.
These fellows are fully integrated into the institute and benefit from support from the UK DRI.
3. UK DRI Momentum Awardees
As the UK DRI was being set up, the MRC instigated some institutional pump priming awards for dementia research. The purpose of this rapid action call in 2016 was to boost the UK research base in biomedical science, in readiness for the the formation of the UK DRI.
Some of the Momentum Awardees are embedded within universities which were later appointed as a UK DRI centre, and others we work with beyond.