The Dementias Platform brings together world leading experts with cutting edge technology to speed up progress in dementias research. Aiming to deliver early detection, prevention and better treatment and management of dementias.
Tuesday 26th April, we celebrated our first Annual Conference ‘Tools for Science’ at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecology, London. The focus of the day was to showcase our achievements of the past 18 months in: Data Access, Technology Networks and Experimental Medicine.
Three Dementias Platform UK Centres involved in the Stem Cell Network (Oxford, Cambridge, University College London [UCL]) have taken proud possession of an Opera Phenix high-content imager from Perkin Elmer. The Phenix represents the state of the art in high-throughput imaging using spinning disc confocal microscopy equipped with four cameras and five lasers.
Chloe Fawns-Ritchie, University of Edinburgh, won 1st prize at the Dementias Platform UK Annual Conference, for her presentation on ‘Developing an enhanced UK Biobank cognitive assessment to predict cognitive decline’. She presented an overview of the work she has been doing with Prof. Ian Deary and Prof. John Starr, also based in Edinburgh.
We are delighted to announce that Associate Professor Clare Mackay, Oxford, has accepted the role of Open Science Champion for Dementias Platform UK. Science flourishes with the exchange of information whether this be data, analytic tools or best practice.