Current projects

3. Current PhD studentships

Does targeting the immune system have the potential to treat Alzheimer’s disease?

Lead Investigator: Dr David Brough

Institution: University of Manchester

Grant awarded: 2016/2017

Themes: Alzheimer's disease; drug discovery; immune system; cure

 

Understanding how tiny changes in several genes could contribute towards risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Lead Investigator: Dr Jonathan Mill

Institution: University of Exeter

Grant awarded: 2016/2017

Themes: Alzheimer's disease; genetics; epigenetics; cause 

 

Further understanding of the role of the immune system in blood flow to the brain

Lead Investigator: Professor Karen Horsburgh

Institution: University of Edinburgh

Grant awarded: 2016/2017

Themes: Alzheimer's disease; vascular dementia; immune system; cause

 

Understanding what causes the increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease in Down’s syndrome

Lead Investigator: Dr Frances Wiseman

Institution: University College London

Grant awarded: 2016/2017

Themes: Alzheimer's disease; cause; Down's syndrome; cell biology

 

Developing a tool to help people decide how to talk about their dementia diagnosis

Lead Investigator: Dr Georgina Charlesworth

Institution: University College London

Grant awarded: 2016/2017

Themes: Care; diagnosis 

 

Understanding how to help people with dementia stay safe when going outside

Lead Investigator: Professor Charlotte Clarke

Institution: University of Edinburgh

Grant awarded: 2016/2017

Themes: Care; risk 

 

Understanding the risks and benefits of using blood pressure medication in dementia

Lead Investigator: Professor Sarah Lewis

Institution: Univeristy of Nottingham

Grant awarded: 2015/2016

Themes: Care; risk

 

Investigating ways to prevent the toxic build-up of amyloid protein in Alzheimer’s disease

Lead Investigator: Professor K. Ravi Acharya

Institution: University of Bath

Grant awarded: 2015/2016

Themes: Alzheimer's disease; cause; cell biology

 

Studying a protein interaction that increases accumulation of amyloid-beta

Lead Investigator: Dr James Duce

Institution: University of Leeds

Grant awarded: 2015/2016

Themes: Alzheimer's disease; cause

 

Studying loss of connections between brain cells

Lead Investigator: Dr Katrin Deinhardt

Institution:  University of Southampton

Grant awarded: 2015/2016

Themes: Cause; brain cells

 

How do genetics influence the brain’s response to omega-3?

Lead Investigator: Professor Anne-Marie Minihane

Institution: University of East Anglia 

Grant awarded: 2015/2016

Themes: Risk; prevention; lifestyle; diet

 

Finding ways to identify the earliest signs of frontotemporal dementia

Lead Investigator: Dr Jon Rohrer

Institution: University College London

Grant awarded: 2015/2016

Themes: Frontotemporal dementia; diagnosis 

 

How has our changing lifestyle affected brain health over time?

Lead Investigator: Professor Fiona Matthews

Institution: University of Newcastle 

Grant awarded: 2015/2016

Themes: Risk; public health; lifestyle 

 

 

Investigating how tau tangles spread between brain cells in dementia

Understanding how genes related to the immune system contribute to Alzheimer's disease

Lead Investigator: Dr Angela Hodges

Institution: Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London

Grant round awarded: 2013/2014

Themes: Alzheimer's disease; genetics; immune system 

 

Investigating a way to clear tau tangles, a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease

Lead Investigator: Dr Jaqueline van der Spuy

Institution: University College London

Grant round awarded: 2013/2014

Themes: Alzheimer's disease; cause 

 

How does tau, a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, affect the connections between brain cells?

Lead Investigator: Dr Tara Spires-Jones

Institution: University of Edinburgh

Grant round awarded: 2013/2014

Themes: Alzheimer's disease; cause 

 

Understanding Alzheimer's disease by investigating the disease in people with Down's syndrome

Lead Investigator: Professor Elizabeth Fisher

Institution: University College London

Grant round awarded: 2013/2014

Themes: Alzheimer's disease; Down's syndrome; cause 

 

How are the connections between brain cells affected in Alzheimer's disease?

Lead Investigator: Dr Richard Wade-Martins

Institution: University of Oxford

Grant round awarded: 2013/2014

Themes: Alzheimer's disease; cause 

 

Improving diagnosis of a type of frontotemporal dementia using brain scans

Lead Investigator: Professor Nick Fox

Institution: University College London

Grant round awarded: 2013/2014

Themes: Frontotemporal dementia; diagnosis; brain scans 

 

Developing a night-time care programme for people with dementia with sleep disturbance in care homes

Lead Investigator: Dr Anne Corbett

Institution: King's College London

Grant round awarded: 2013/2014

Themes: Care; care homes; sleep 

 

Investigating the interaction of proteins and their effects in Alzheimer's disease

Lead Investigator: Professor Jeremy Henley 

Institution: University of Bristol

Grant awarded: 2012/2013

Themes: Alzheimer's disease; cause

 

Understanding the effects of damage to an area of the brain susceptible to degeneration in Alzheimer's disease

Lead Investigator: Dr Jerome Swinny 

Institution: University of Portsmouth

Grant round awarded: 2012/2013

Themes: Alzheimer's disease; cause

 

Developing objective measures of the 'self' in dementia

Lead Investigator: Dr Claire Surr

Institution: University of Bradford

Grant round awarded: 2012/2013

Themes: Care