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Dementias Platform UK 5 year celebration event

Events Research Highlights

At the five-year celebration event, scientists and health study volunteers from across the DPUK partnership came together to launch one of the world’s most in-depth study's into preclinical Alzheimer’s disease - one of the most important outcomes from DPUK's work to transform dementia research infrastructure in the UK.

Oxford Short Course in Experimental Medicine for Mental Health - OxCEMM

Events Strategic Developments

This new course ran for the first time in January 2019, with an engaging and thought-provoking programme of talks, tours of facilities and group discussions. Feedback from participants was uniformly excellent. Applications for the January 2020 course opened on 15th August 2019.

Dementias Platform UK datathon - understanding origins of dementia using machine learning

Events Strategic Developments

Using machine learning (AI) techniques to analyse complex cohort data, a group of researchers uncovered hidden patterns in cohort data that might identify those at risk of developing dementia, or indicate promising areas for research into treatments.

Illuminating the brain – Neuroscientist Dr Karl Deisseroth

Events

Dr Karl Deisseroth, D.H. Chen Professor of Bioengineering and of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, was in Oxford last week for the Kyoto Prize at Oxford.

Thomas Willis Day 2019

Events Research Highlights Strategic Developments

On 16 May the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences celebrated the work of the previous year, marking their successes in research, teaching and public engagement

Inside the Wade-Martins Lab for World Parkinson's Day

Events Public Engagement Research Highlights

We are raising awareness of Parkinson's Disease and related disorders with a unique video insight into the work of the Wade-Martins Group.

6th Course on Network Meta-Analysis: 24-26 June 2019

Events Strategic Developments

Led by Professor Andrea Cipriani the 3-day interactive course will give participants knowledge and practical skills on how to understand, critically appraise and publish a network meta-analysis.

25th British Isles Research Workshop

Events Research Highlights

Professor Keith Hawton hosted the 25th British Isles Research Workshop on Suicide and Self-harm in November 2018. An annually held event which brings together researchers from the UK, Ireland and other countries.

Gero Miesenböck gives the 2018 Francis Crick Lecture

Awards and Honours Events

Gero gave the lecture, entitled “Light Sleep”, on 24th October 2018 at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge.

All antidepressants are more effective than placebo at treating acute depression in adults, concludes study

Events

Meta-analysis led by Dr Andrea Cipriani (Department of Psychiatry) of 522 trials includes the largest amount of unpublished data to date, and finds that antidepressants are more effective than placebo for short-term treatment of acute depression in adults.