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Oxford dementia day

The second Oxford Dementia day was held at St John’s College on 16 July. The meeting, organised by the NIHR BRC Oxford Dementia and Ageing Research Working Group (OxDARE) and the Alzheimer’s Research UK Oxford network, attracted 175 registered delegates with 24 posters. 

It’s very exciting to see how the dementia research portfolio has grown in Oxford over the last two years. Multidisciplinary collaboration is absolutely essential if we are to reduce the impact of these complex diseases of the brain, and it is gratifying to see so many of Oxford’s researchers rising to the challenge.
- Clare Mackay, OxDARE Coordinator

Dementia research in Oxford has recently seen many developments, and the programme reflected the vibrant multidisciplinary environment that now exists here. The day featured representatives from ten University Departments, as well as Oxford Brookes and the University of Reading.

The poster prize was won by Clare O’Donoghue (Psychiatry) for her poster 'Subjective memory complaints and multi-modal biomarkers in Alzheimer’s disease; a case study'. The runner up was Emma Whiteley (DPAG/Pharmacology) with her poster 'Generating a human synapse; studying synaptic phenotypes in iPSC-derived cortical neurons from Alzheimer’s patients'.