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Meet DPUK scientists at AAIC

Meet DPUK scientists at AAIC

DPUK scientists across a range of disciplines, many of whom are closely involved in the development of the portal tools, are looking forward to meeting delegates of this year’s Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) at the DPUK stand.

In the news: Deep and Frequent Phenotyping on World at One

In the news: Deep and Frequent Phenotyping on World at One

Professors Clare Mackay and Simon Lovestone were interviewed by BBC World at One about research into the early signs of Alzheimer's.

£1.2 million won for UK-wide dementia research programme in stroke patients

£1.2 million won for UK-wide dementia research programme in stroke patients

An ambitious, multicentre research programme into Vascular Dementia, led by DPUK scientists, is due to start later this year following confirmation of £1.2 million funding by Stroke Association, British Heart Foundation, Alzheimer's Society and Dementias Platform UK.

DPUK Annual Conference 2017

DPUK Annual Conference 2017

General Research

The DPUK Annual Scientific Conference 2017 took place on 4 May at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in London.

First data in DPUK portal marks new era in dementias research

First data in DPUK portal marks new era in dementias research

To better understand and treat the diseases that cause dementia, researchers rely on volunteers who, year on year, undergo a variety of medical tests. Now, for the first time, anonymised biological, lifestyle, and behaviour data collected from these medical volunteers is accessible in the Dementias Platform UK data portal – an online resource for disease researchers across many different disciplines.

In Conversation: Clare Mackay

In Conversation: Clare Mackay

For the first of a new series, Clare Mackay shares her journey to becoming a Professor and her involvement with DPUK. Clare Mackay is Professor of Imaging Neuroscience at University of Oxford and leads on imaging informatics for Dementias Platform UK.

KCL Partner Announcement

KCL Partner Announcement

King’s College London becomes the 11th Academic Partner to join Dementias Platform UK

Early Career Researcher Norah Epie interviews Professor Diana Kuh

Early Career Researcher Norah Epie interviews Professor Diana Kuh

Early Career Researcher Norah Epie invited Professor Diana Kuh for an interview so that we could learn more about how she achieved her various academic successes, the route she took to becoming a Professor, and the training and support she received during her career.

MRC and NIHR success for DPUK Researchers

MRC and NIHR success for DPUK Researchers

The MRC Neurosciences Board and the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) have today announced a multi-million pound award to Professor Simon Lovestone, Oxford. The award, made as part of the Dementias Platform UK, is for a Deep and Frequent Phenotyping Study, designed to detect early signs of Alzheimer’s disease. It aims to significantly increase our understanding of how to detect early Alzheimer’s disease.

New International Collaboration in Dementia Research

New International Collaboration in Dementia Research

The MRC Dementias Platform UK (DPUK) and McMaster University, the host institution for the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), are building international bridges to explore together the opportunities for collaborative research using big data to address the public health burden of dementia.

DPUK Stem Cell network delivers world leading equipment

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.

DPUK makes third experimental medicine award

Professor Paul Matthews from Imperial College London has been awarded the 3rd DPUK Experimental Medicine award.

UK first Dementia Research Institute announced by Prime Minister David Cameron

This £150 million investment in dementia research for the first national Dementia Research Institute (DRI), led by the MRC, is warmly welcomed by the Dementias Platform UK (DPUK.)

Dementias Platform UK trebles MRI-PET scanner resource for the UK

The MRC Dementias Platform UK are delighted to announce the purchase of five new MRI-PET scanners for the UK as part of their new Imaging Network, creating what we believe to be the first nationally coordinated MRI-PET network anywhere in the world.

Dementias Platform UK launches unparalleled resource for dementia research

The Dementias Platform UK has today launched their Data Portal – a secure research environment, using the latest privacy preserving methods to provide researchers with high quality information and tools to facilitate collaborative research.