We are delighted to announce the latest recipients of our cross-centre postdoctoral awards – a scheme designed to stimulate exciting new academic relationships and encourage collaboration between researchers across our seven centres. The five projects awarded in this round will investigate the genetics of different neurodegenerative diseases, the role of microglia in Alzheimer’s, and more.
One of our strengths as an institute is our diverse range of expertise. The UK DRI brings together researchers from a wide range of backgrounds to tackle dementia from multiple angles, and collaboration is key to this.
The cross-centre programme is one initiative designed to stimulate collaboration, providing funding to pairs of UK DRI Group Leaders (or a Group Leader with an associated member or Emerging Leader) for one postdoctoral researcher over three years, who will share their time between two labs at different UK DRI centres. Those involved in the projects benefit greatly from the shared expertise of the Group Leaders and access to state-of-art technology and resources.