Dementia Action Week
Dr Soyon Hong (Group Leader, UK Dementia Research Institute at UCL) is a specialist in the relationship between microglia and synapses. Her lab explores these interactions in a disease context.
Dr Vitor Zimmerer is a clinical linguist and cognitive scientist, based in the UCL Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, with a focus on language capacity in neurodiversity and people with neurological disorders such as dementia.
Professor Selina Wray is a Professor of Molecular Neuroscience at UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology. Her lab focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Dr Marc Busche is leading a UK Dementia Research Institute Grand Challenge project focused on developing a functional circuit biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease, and is also a Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at Queen Square National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.
Feature: The ‘historic’ Alzheimer’s breakthrough that is 30 years in the making
The news is particularly poignant for Professor Sir John Hardy (UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology), as it represents a lifetime of work, by supporting a hypothesis that he first developed 30 years ago.
UCL's world-class centre of excellence in neuroscience
UCL President & Provost Dr Michael Spence, Professor Alan Thompson and colleagues explain how the new centre of excellence for UCL Neuroscience will help revolutionise the development of treatments for neurological diseases like dementia.