The London Down Syndrome Consortium (LonDownS)

Welcome to the website of the London Down Syndrome Consortium. This website has been designed to incorporate information for participants, carers/parents and researchers interested in research into Down syndrome and dementia.


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 Crick Chat on Down syndrome

In this Crick Chat, held on 24 November 2015 in a pub in King's Cross, LonDownS members Dr Victor Tybulewicz from the Francis Crick Institute and Professor Elizabeth Fisher and Dr Andre Strydom from UCL, discuss how their collaborative research is shedding light on the link between Down syndrome and Alzheimer disease. See below for the section timings.

The discussion:

2.25: The cause of Down syndrome
5.00: Life with Down syndrome
8.05: The work of the London Down Syndrome (LonDownS) Consortium
13.52: Mouse models of Down syndrome
28.22: The biological link between Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease
32.20: Diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease in individuals with Down syndrome
38.16: Break 
38.20: Protective factors against Alzheimer’s disease in Down syndrome individuals
47.19: Collaboration across and beyond the LonDownS Consortium
51.35: The direction of future research
59.36: Questions from the audience 

Crick Chats are friendly evening events that bring you face-to-face with scientists working at the frontline of biomedical research. They're free and open to all. If you would like to hear about upcoming Crick Chats please email to be added to the mailing list.

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