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Current research projects

Our research aims to understand the underlying causes of the condition, improve diagnosis and care, identifying ways to prevent dementia and searching for a cure. 

Below you can find out about the research projects that we are funding. Use the links to read more about the work of our researchers  and how it will impact people affected by dementia. 

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Project grants 

Developing new ways to study and test treatments for small vessel disease in vascular dementia

Lead Investigator: Professor Karen Horsburgh

Institution: University of Edinburgh

Grant awarded: 2016/2017

Themes: Vascular dementia; cause 


Understanding whether drugs for rheumatoid arthritis can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Lead Investigator: Dr Bernadette McGuinness

Institution: Queen's Univeristy Belfast

Grant awarded: 2016/2017

Themes: Alzheimer's disease, drug discovery, immune system


Developing potential new treatments for Alzheimer's disease

Lead Investigator: Professor Frank Gunn-Moore

Institution: University of St Andrews

Grant awarded: 2015/2016

Themes: Cure; Alzhiemer's disease; drug discovery


Investigating a potential target for treatment of frontotemporal dementia

Lead Investigator: Dr Christopher Miller

Institution: Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London

Grant awarded: 2015/2016

Themes: Frontotemporal dementia; cure; drug discovery; cell biology


Investigating heparins as a potential new drug for Alzheimer’s disease

Lead Investigator: Professor Jerry Turnbull

Institution: University of Liverpool

Grant awarded: 2015/2016

Themes: Alzheimer's disease; cure; drug discovery


A clinical trial to test potential treatments for a major cause of vascular dementia

Lead Investigator: Professor Joanna Wardlaw

Institution: University of Edinburgh

Grant awarded: 2014/2015

Themes: Alzheimer's disease; cure; drug discovery 


Testing the effect of the diabetes drug Liraglutide in Alzheimer's disease

Lead Investigator: Dr Paul Edison

Institution: Imperial College London

Grant awarded: 2014/2015

Themes: Alzheimer's disease; cure; drug discovery
 

Investigating a way to protect nerve cells in Alzheimer's disease

Lead Investigator: Dr John Boyle

Institution: University of Leeds

Grant awarded: 2013/2014

Themes: Alzheimer's; cause; brain cells 


Investigating a rheumatoid arthritis drug as a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease

Lead Investigator: Professor Clive Holmes

Institution: University of Southampton

Themes: Immune system; infection; memory decline, drug trial

Fellowships 

Taking an innovative approach to designing potential treatments for Alzheimer’s disease

Lead Investigator: Dr Francesco Antonio Aprile (Senior Fellowship)

Institution: University of Cambridge

Grant awarded: 2016/2017

Themes: Alzheimer's disease; cure; drug discovery


Investigating the effect of insulin on brain cells in Alzheimer’s disease

Lead Investigator: Dr Claire Garwood (Junior Fellowship)

Institution: University of Sheffield 

Grant awarded: 2014/2015

Themes: Alzheimer's disease; diabetes
 

Can lithium protect against damage in Alzheimer's disease?

Lead Investigator: Dr Oyinkansola Adesakin

Institution: University College London

Grant awarded: 2012/2013

Themes: Cause, Alzhiemer's disease 


PhD studentships 

Using an innovative approach to prevent the toxic build-up of amyloid in Alzheimer’s disease

Lead Investigator: Dr Jody Mason

Institution: University of Bath

Grant awarded: 2017/2018

Themes: Alzheimer's disease; drug discovery

Investigating a rheumatoid arthritis drug as a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease

Lead Investigator: Professor Clive Holmes

Institution: University of Southampton

Grant awarded: 2015/2016

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


Testing three drugs to see if they have potential as dementia treatments

Lead Investigator: Professor Giovanna Mallucci

Institution: University of Cambridge

Grant awarded: 2014/2015

Themes: Alzheimer's disease; cause; drug discovery 


Investigating the potential of a common drug to treat a cause of vascular dementia and contributor to Alzheimer's disease

Lead Investigator: Dr Atticus Hainsworth

Institution: St George's, University of London 

Grant awarded: 2014/2015

Themes: Vascular dementia; prevention; drug discovery 


Testing type-2 diabetes drugs as potential treatments for Alzheimer's disease

Lead Investigator: Professor Christian Holscher

Institution: Lancaster University

Grant awarded: 2014/2015

Themes: Alzheimer's disease; diabetes; drug discovery 

Latest research projects 

Understanding and improving end of life care for people with dementia and their carers

Lead Investigator: Professor Martin Knapp

Institution: London School of Economics and Political Science

Grant awarded:  2017/2018

Theme: care, support, end of life, carers
 

Helping people in care homes with hearing problems to communicate

Lead Investigator: Dr Piers Dawes

Institution: University of Manchester

Grant awarded: 2017/2018

Theme: care, support, hearing problems, care homes
 

Understanding how dementia services can meet the needs of Black African and Caribbean people

Lead Investigator: Professor Paul Higgs 

Institution: University College London

Grant awarded: 2017/2018

Theme: care, support, services 
 

Providing research training to increase support and improve care for people with dementia and their carers

Lead Investigator:  Professor Linda Clare 

Institution: University of Exeter 

Grant awarded: 2017/2018

Themes: care, support, carers
 

Developing a tool to support carers and maintain compassion

Lead Investigator: Dr Nuriye Kupeli

Institution: University College London 

Grant awarded: 2017/2018

Themes: care, compassion, carers
 

Project grants 

Using medical records to diagnose dementia with Lewy bodies

Lead Investigator: Professor John O'Brien

Institution: University of Cambridge

Grant awarded: 2016/2017

Themes: Dementia with Lewy bodies; diagnosis


Using particular speech patterns to spot early signs of dementia

Lead Investigator: Professor Rosemary Varley

Institution: University College London

Grant awarded: 2016/2017

Themes: Care; communication; diagnosis 
 

Detecting changes in the brain in frontotemporal dementias

Lead Investigator: Professor Jason Warren

Institution: University College London

Grant awarded: 2016/2017

Themes: Frontotemporal dementia; diagnosis
 

Improving diagnosis and support services for people with younger onset dementia

Lead Investigator: Dr Janet Carter

Institution: University College London

Grant awarded: 2015/2016

Themes: Younger people with dementia; care; diagnosis; support


Developing a test to improve diagnosis of different forms of dementia

Lead Investigator: Dr Mario Parra

Institution: Heriot-Watt University 

Grant awarded: 2014/2015

Themes: Diagnosis; brain scans 


Identifying factors that lead to problems with everyday tasks for people with dementia

Lead Investigator: Dr Eneida Mioshi

Institution: University of East Anglia

Grant awarded: 2014/2015

Themes: Care; daily living; independence at home


Investigating the effectiveness and acceptability of GPS technology for people with dementia

Lead Investigator: Dr Ruth Bartlett

Institution: University of Southampton

Grant awarded: 2014/2015

Themes: Care; walking about; assistive technology 


Developing brain measuring methods to detect early dementia signs

Lead Investigator: Professor Bettina Platt

Institution: University of Aberdeen

Grant awarded: 2014/2015

Themes: Diagnosis; cause 


"Am I the right way up?" - Investigating balance problems in posterior cortical atrophy

Lead Investigator: Dr Sebastian Crutch

Institution: University College London

Grant awarded: 2014/2015

Themes: Posterior cortical atrophy; symptoms


Developing a method to measure the quality of life in family carers of people with dementia

Lead Investigator: Professor Sube Banerjee

Institution: University of Sussex

Grant awarded: 2014/2015

Themes: Care; carer support 


Enabling people with dementia to access and understand assistive technology

Lead Investigator: Dr Lisa Newton

Institution: University of Newcastle

Themes: Memory services; assisted technology 


Understanding what makes good dementia friendly initiatives in health care

Lead Investigator: Professor Claire Goodman

Institution: University of Hertfordshire

Themes: Dementia-friendly environments, health care services

Fellowships 

Improving diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease by understanding changes seen in brain scans

Lead Investigator: Dr Kirsty Elizabeth McAleese (Junior Fellowship)

Institution: Newcastle University

Grant awarded: 2017/2018

Themes: Alzheimer's disease; vascular dementia; diagnosis; brain scans
 

Helping people with dementia to better recover from delirium 

Lead Investigator: Dr Daniel Davis (Clinical Training  Partnership) 

Instiution: University College London

Grant awarded: 2017/2018

Themes: care; delirium; dementia in hospital 
 

Reducing resistance to receiving personal care in advanced dementia 

Lead Investigator: Dr Tamara Backhouse (Junior Fellowship)

Institution: University of East Anglia

Grant awarded: 2017/2018

Themes: care; personal hygiene; advanced dementia
 

Can keeping up routine activities help people with dementia to remain independent during a hospital stay?

Lead Investigator: Ms Lisa Patrick (Clinical Training Felowship)

Institution: Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Grant awarded: 2017/2018

Themes: care; quality of life; hospital care
 

Helping people with dementia to make decisions about continence products

Lead Investigator: Dr Catherine Murphy (Junior Fellowship)

Institution: University of Southampton 

Grant awarded: 2017/2018

Themes: care; quality of life; personal hygiene


Creating a system to improve the treatment of additional medical conditions in people with dementia

Lead Investigator: Dr Joao Delgado (Junior Fellowship)

Institution: University of Exeter

Grant awarded: 2016/2017

Themes: Care; medication management


Developing a technique to detect early signs of prion diseases

Lead Investigator: Dr Tze How Mok (Clinical Training Fellowship)

Institution: National Prion Clinic, University College London

Grant awarded: 2016/2017

Themes: Prion diseases; Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease; cause; improving diagnosis


Creating a resource to help current carers to cope with feelings of grief

Lead Investigator: Dr Kirsten Moore (Senior Fellowship)

Institution: University College London

Grant awarded: 2016/2017

Themes: Care; carer support


Investigating how to help people with dementia to better manage diabetes

Lead Investigator: Dr Katharina Mattishent (Clinical Training Fellowship)

Institution: Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Trust

Grant awarded: 2016/2017

Themes: Diabetes; care; risk


Enabling people with dementia to access and understand assistive technology

Lead Investigator: Dr Lisa Newton (Clinical Training Fellowship)

Institution: Newcastle University

Grant awarded: 2015/2016

Themes: Care; assistive technology; independence at home


Investigating the effect of Alzheimer’s disease on social behaviour and anxiety

Lead Investigator: Dr James Dachtler (Junior Fellowship)

Institution: University of Durham

Grant awarded: 2015/2016

Themes: Alzheimer's disease; cause; behaviour 


Improving scanning techniques to help diagnosis of dementia with Lewy bodies

Lead Investigator: Ms Gemma Roberts (Clinical Training Fellowship)

Institution: Newcastle University

Grant awarded: 2015/2016

Themes: Dementia with Lewy bodies; diagnosis


Understanding the needs and experiences of people affected by dementia in rural areas

Lead Investigator: Dr Fiona Jayne Marshall (Senior Fellowship)

Institution: University of Nottingham

Grant awarded: 2014/2015

Themes: Care; rural communities


Adapting cognitive behavioural therapy for people with dementia

Lead Investigator: Dr Joshua Stott (Clinical Training Fellowship)

Institution: University College London 

Grant awarded: 2014/2015

Themes: Care; depression; non-drug treatment


Understanding eating and drinking difficulties for people with dementia in care homes

Lead Investigator: Ms Lindsey Collins (Clinical Training Fellowship)

Institution: University of Bradford

Grant awarded: 2014/2015

Themes: Care; care homes; eating and drinking 

 

Understanding the role of delirium in dementia development

Lead Investigator: Dr Sarah Richardson (Clinical Training Fellowship)

Institution: Newcastle University

Grant awarded: 2014/2015

Themes: Care; hospital; delirium; clinical research

PhD Studentships 

Understanding the impact of visual impairment on life with dementia

Lead Investigator: Dr Claire Hutchinson

Institution: University of Leicester

Grant awarded: 2017/2018

Themes: Care research; eyesight


Understanding how people from minority ethnic backgrounds can access better support 

Lead Investigator: Dr Jan Oyebode

Institution: University of Bradford

Grant awarded: 2017/2018

Themes: care research, BAME research; access to services


Keep talking for longer: speech therapy to help people living with dementia stay in the conversation

Lead Investigator: Dr Catherine Tattersall

Institution: University of Sheffield

Grant awarded: 2017/2018

Themes: care; speech therapy


Providing better care for care home residents with both dementia and cancer 

Lead Investigator: Dr Laura Ashley

Institution: Leeds Beckett University

Grant awarded: 2017/2018

Themes: care; care homes; comorbidities 


Finding drugs to manage bladder and bowel control in people with Alzheimer's disease

Lead Investigator: Dr Jerome Swinny

Institution: University of Portsmouth

Grant awarded: 2016/2017

Themes: Alzheimer's disease; incontinence research; drug discovery


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 


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 


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

Project grants 

Understanding the factors in mid-life that increase the risk of developing dementia

Lead Investigator: Professor Craig Ritchie

Institution: University of Edinburgh/Imperial College London

Grant awarded: 2015/2016 (phase 2)

Themes: Prevention; risk 
 

Understanding the role of high blood pressure in risk of dementia

Lead Investigator: Professor Neil Pearce

Institution: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Grant awarded: 2015/2016

Themes: Vascular dementia; Alzheimer's disease; risk


Finding out whether surgery to prevent stroke could also reduce the risk of vascular dementia

Lead Investigator: Professor Allison Halliday

Institution: University of Oxford

Grant awarded: 2015/2016

Themes: Vascular dementia; risk; prevention
 

Further investigating the role of blood flow to the brain and risk of dementia

Lead Investigator: Professor Karen Horsburgh

Institution: University of Edinburgh 

Grant awarded: 2015/2016

Themes: Alzheimer's disease; vascular dementia


Understanding how to use information from brain scans to improve trials into dementia prevention

Lead Investigator: Professor Nick Fox

Institution: University College London

Grant awarded: 2015/2016

Themes: Alzheimer's disease; brain scans; prevention 


Investigating the relationship between diabetes and dementia

Lead Investigator: Professor Stephen Wharton

Institution: University of Sheffield 

Grant awarded: 2014/2015

Themes: Risk; prevention; diabetes; cause 


Investigating the links between anticholinergic drugs and benzodiazepines and risk of dementia

Lead investigator: Dr George Savva

Institution: University of East Anglia

Grant awarded: 2013/2014

Themes: Risk; care; public health
 

Chronic stress as a risk factor for the development of Alzheimer's disease

Lead Investigator: Professor Clive Holmes

Institution: University of Southampton

Grant awarded: 2011/2012

Themes: Alzheimer's disease; cause; risk; stress
 

Bringing vascular dementia to the forefront of research

Lead Investigator: Professor Patrick Kehoe

Institution: University of Bristol

Grant awarded: 2010/2011

Themes: Vascular dementia; diagnosis
 

Fellowships 

Understanding whether negative thinking influences dementia risk

Lead Investigator: Dr Natalie Marchant (Senior Fellowship)

Institution: University College London

Grant awarded: 2015/2016

Themes: Cause; prevention
 

Investigating the relationship between mid-life obesity and changes in the brain leading to Alzheimer's disease later in life

Lead Investigator: Dr Claudia Metzler-Baddely

Institution: Cardiff University

Grant awarded: 2013/2014

Themes: Alzheimer's disease, prevention, diet 
 

Strategies to prevent surgery-induced cognitive decline

Lead Investigator:  Dr Helena Watts

Institution:  Imperial College London

Grant awarded: 2012/2013

Themes: Cause


PhD Studentship

Understanding links between diabetes, infections and dementia risk 

Lead Investigator: Dr Charlotte Warren-Gash

Institution: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Grant awarded: 2017/2018

Themes: Big data; public health; comorbidities 

Latest research projects 

Collecting genetic information to understand more about the causes of dementia

Lead investigator: Professor Jonathan Mill 

Institution: University of Exeter Medical School  

Grant awarded: 2017/2018

Theme: Genetics, cause

 

Using virtual reality technology to detect the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease

Lead Investigator: Dr Dennis Chan

Institution: University of Cambridge

Grant awarded: 2017/2018

Theme: cause
 

Using ultra-high resolutions MRI scans to understand more about Dementia with Lewy bodies

Lead investigator: Dr Elizabeth McKiernan

Institution: University of Cambridge

Grant awarded: 2017/2018

Theme: cause 


Does the tau protein stop brain cells from sending inhibitory signals?

Lead Investigator: Dr Francesco Tamagnini

Institution: University of Reading

Grant awarded: 2017/2018

Themes: cause
 

Understanding how Posterior Cortical Atrophy affects the brain

Lead Investigator:  Dr Zeinab Abdi

Institution: University College London

Grant awarded: 2017/2018

Theme: Posterior Cortical Atrophy, cause


Understanding how cells in the brain called astrocytes respond to damage in the brain

Lead Investigator: Professor Stephen Wharton

Institution: University of Sheffield

Grant awarded: 2017/2018

Themes: cause, brain cells


Could ageing brain cells increase our risk of developing Alzheimer’s?

Lead investigator: Dr Nathaniel Woodling

Institution: University College London

Grant awarded: 2017/2018

Themes: cause, Alzheimer's disease

Project grants

Investigating who develops memory and thinking problems following a stroke and why

Lead Investigator: Professor Joanna Wardlaw

Institution: University of Edinburgh

Grant awarded: 2016/2017

Themes: Vascular dementia; big data


Investigating how fluid is drained from the brain in vascular dementia

Lead Investigator: Professor Roxana Carare 

Institution: University of Southampton

Grant awarded: 2016/2017

Themes: Vascular dementia; cause 


Can blocking the Dkk3 protein prevent the loss of connections between brain cells?

Lead Investgiator: Professor Patricia Salinas

Institution: University College London

Grant awarded: 2017/2018

Themes: Alzheimer's disease; cause


Understanding why dementia can occur after stroke

Lead Investigator: Professor Stephen Wharton

Institution: University of Sheffield

Grant awarded: 2017/2018

Themes: Stroke; vascular dementia; cause


Investigating how changes to the immune system could be linked to development of Alzheimer’s disease  

Lead Investigator: Professor Paul Morgan

Institution: Cardiff University

Grant awarded: 2017/2018

Themes: cure; cause; immune system; drug discovery


Understanding how brain cells called astrocytes prevent toxic tau from causing nerve cell death 

Lead Investigator: Professor Maria Grazia Spillantini

Institution: University of Cambridge

Grant awarded: 2017/2018

Themes: Alzheimer's disease; cause; brain cells 


Understanding whether chemical DNA tags affect the immune system in the development of Alzheimer’s disease

Lead Investigator: Dr Katie Lunnon

Institution: University of Exeter

Grant awarded: 2016/2017

Themes: Alzheimer's disease; immune system; cause 


Understanding how small groups of proteins are toxic to brain cells

Lead Investigator: Professor Louise Serpell

Institution: University of Sussex

Grant awarded: 2016/2017

Themes: Alzheimer's disease; dementia with Lewy bodies; frontotemporal dementia; cause 


Investigating whether a particular type of amyloid protein is linked to Alzheimer’s disease development

Lead Investigator: Professor Johannes Attems

Institution: Newcastle University

Grant awarded: 2016/2017

Themes: Alzheimer's disease; cause 


Improving how we study tau in the brain

Lead Investigator: Dr Diane Hanger

Institution: Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London

Themes: Alzheimer's disease; frontotemporal dementia; improving research


Understanding how the immune system contributes to Alzheimer's disease development

Lead Investigator: Professor Will Wood

Institution: University of Bristol

Grant awarded: 2015/2016

Themes: Alzheimer's disease; cause; immune system


Investigating how connections between brain cells are lost in dementia

Lead Investigator: Dr Tara Spires-Jones

Institution: University of Edinburgh

Grant awarded: 2015/2016

Themes: Cause; brain cells  


Understanding the role of key genes in frontotemporal dementia

Lead Investigator: Dr Kurt De Vos

Institution: University of Sheffield

Grant awarded: 2015/2016

Themes: Frontotemporal dementia; genetics; cause 


Building a resource to better understand the genetics of dementia

Lead Investigator: Professor Heny Houlden

Institution: University College London

Grant awarded: 2015/2016

Themes: Rarer forms of dementia; cause; genetics 
 

Investigating the biological role of the Alzheimer's disease risk gene APOE

Lead Investigator: Professor Seth Love

Institution: University of Bristol

Grant awarded: 2014/2015

Themes: Alzheimer's; genetics; risk; cause 


Understanding more about the changes in brain cells during frontotemporal dementia

Lead Investigator: Dr Sean Sweeney

Institution: University of York

Grant awarded: 2013/2014

Themes: Frontotemporal dementia; cause; brain cells; cell biology


Investigating whether changes to chemical DNA tags contribute to Alzheimer's disease

Lead Investigator: Dr Katie Lunnon

Institution: University of Exeter

Grant awarded: 2014/2015

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


Is damage to white matter always caused by problems with blood flow?

Lead Investigator: Professor Johannes Attems

Institution: Newcastle University

Grant awarded: 2013/2014

Themes: Alzheimer's disease; vascular dementia; brain scans


Does zinc deficiency lead to faster decline in Alzheimer's disease?

Lead Investigator: Dr Catherine Lawrence

Institution: University of Manchester

Grant awarded: 2013/2014

Themes: Alzheimer's; cause

Fellowships 

Can brain imaging be used to predict how brain damage will affect daily life of those living with dementia?

Lead Investigator: Dr Carole Sudre

Institution: University College London

Grant awarded: 2017/2018

Themes: Brain scans, Alzheimer's disease 


Investigating the role of the calcium-regulating protein calpain in early Alzheimer’s disease

Lead Investigator: Dr Ksenia Kurbatskaya

Institution: University of Southampton 

Grant awarded: 2016/2017

Themes: Alzheimer's disease, cause, cure 


Better understanding the role of a protein linked to frontotemporal dementia

Lead Investigator: Dr Ryan West

Institution: University of Manchester

Grant awarded: 2016/2017

Themes: Frontotemporal dementia, cause 


Understanding why certain parts of the brain are vulnerable to Alzheimer’s disease

Lead Investigator: Dr Lovesha Sivanantharajah

Institution: Bangor University

Grant awarded: 2016/2017

Themes: Alzheimer's disease, cause


Understanding how a toxic protein spreads between cells in frontotemporal dementia

Lead applicant: Dr David Hicks

Institution: University of Manchester

Grant awarded: 2015/2016

Themes: Frontotemporal dementia, cause, cell biology


Using large datasets to understand the genetics of frontotemporal dementia

Lead Investigator: Dr Raffaelle Ferrari (Junior Fellowship)

Institution: University College London

Grant awarded: 2015/2016

Themes: Frontotemporal dementia; cause; genetics


Understanding how Alzheimer’s disease affects different types of brain cells

Lead Investigator: Dr Lilach Soreq (Junior Fellowship)

Institution: University College London

Grant awarded: 2015/2016

Themes: Alzheimer's disease; cause; brain cells
 

Using brain tissue to understand small vessel disease

Lead Investigator: Dr Catherine  Humphreys (Clinical Training Fellowship)

Institution: University of Edinburgh

Grant awarded: 2015/2016

Themes: Vascular dementia; cause; brain cells 


Understanding how Alzheimer’s disease affects specialised nerve cells

Lead Investigator: Dr Francesco Tamagnini (Junior Fellowship)

Institution: University of Exeter

Grant awarded: 2014/2015

Themes: Alzheimer's disease; cause; electrical activity; brain cells
 

Identifying new risk genes for Alzheimer’s disease by studying inherited forms of dementia

Lead Investigator: Dr Rita Guerreiro (Senior Fellowship)

Institution: University College London

Grant awarded: 2014/2015

Themes: Alzheimer's disease; genetics; cause 
 

Understanding the genetic basis of dementia with Lewy bodies

Lead Investigator: Dr Jose Bras

Institution: Institute of Neurology, University College London

Grant awarded: 2013/2014

Themes: Dementia with Lewy bodies, cause, genetics 


PhD Studentships 

Investigating a potential pathway in the development of frontotemporal dementia

Lead Investigator: Dr Kurt De Vos

Institution: University of Sheffield

Grant awarded: 2016/2017

Themes: Frontotemporal dementia; cause 


Understanding the role of the C9orf72 gene in frontotemporal dementia

Lead Investigator: Dr Kevin Talbot

Institution: University of Oxford

Grant awarded: 2016/2017

Themes: Frontotemporal dementia; genetics; cause 


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


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


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 

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

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