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Charlie Arber wins the inaugural “Spotlight on Dementia” research image competition from the Alzheimer’s Society.

This competition was aimed to illustrate that dementia research can be beautiful. Charlie’s image depicts stem cells differentiating into neurons, with newly formed neurons in green. He then uses these cells to study how Alzheimer’s disease might start.

Charlie Arber

UCL graduation ceremony 2022

graduation ceremony with professors on UCL logo
Professor Edward Wild, Professor Selina Wray and Professor Helene Plun Favreau, all representing our department at the first in person UCL graduation ceremony for two years, so this is a big milestone.

Major Wellcome Trust award to UCL will drive forward translational research in Huntington’s disease

In August Professor Sarah Tabrizi was awarded a £3.3 million Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award, bringing together experts at UCL and Cambridge and Glasgow Universities. This work aims to improve our understanding of disease mechanisms in Huntington's disease utilising cellular and animal models of disease through to deep phenotyping of HD gene carriers. Ultimately this should enable us to find and test novel prevention therapies for HD. 

MRes Translational Neuroscience award

At the Institute's Annual Address, Sophie Field, who completed an Imaging MRes project within the HD Centre, was awarded a prize for the highest mark for her Dissertation. We are delighted that Sophie has now joined our team to continue her HD work. 

Mica Clarke wins Best 3MT Presentation 2021

Mica won at the UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences Three Minute Thesis competition as part of the Postgraduate Research Student Conference this summer. 

2021 Photomicrography Competition

James Innes received an honorable mention for ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Human brain tumor cells labeled with lentivirus: using fluorescent based approaches to trace clones in human brain tumour cells to investigate intra-tumour heterogeneity. A process of cell diversification that promotes treatment

Michael Palin is backing the NBA appeal to create a Rare Dementia Support Centre

national brain appeal group


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