Oxford Dementia Research Day 2018

Thursday 12th July 2018 St John's College Oxford

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You can now register for free (see below) for the annual Oxford Dementia Research Day jointly organised by NIHR Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre and Alzheimer's Research UK Oxford Local Network. CPD credits to be applied for.


There will be a full day of talks covering subjects including cellular and clinical research, managing dementia and cognition. There will also be poster sessions through the day with plenty of time for networking and an evening reception.

The keynote speaker will be Diane Hanger, Professor of Neuroscience at King’s College London who will talk on

“Using cell and animal models to uncover molecular mechanisms underlying dementia”.

Early Career Researchers are invited to join us for a post-conference social in the St John’s college bar, with special guests from MedComms, Editing and Industry who are there to chat and answer your questions about their career paths. We will also have free drinks available for ECR network members, including a special Moji-tau cocktail!

Attendance at the research day is free, but registration is required (see below).

Please download a poster to print and share

Members of other dementia research networks are welcome to attend, but priority will be given to local researchers.

If you have any questions about this event please contact aruk.administrator@dpag.ox.ac.uk


0845-0915 Registration and coffee


Mark Dallas and Clare Mackay



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Molecules and cells


Claudia Manzoni

Reading School of Pharmacy

Protein network interactions in FTD


Noel Buckley

Department of Psychiatry, Oxford

Using human stem cells to discover neuroprotective pathways


Liu Shi

Department of Psychiatry, Oxford

EMIF-AD MBD study to identify and replicate proteomic biomarkers for Alzheimer's


Fiona Menzies

Eli Lilly

New approaches to Alzheimer’s Disease drug discovery

1055-1030 Coffe & Posters



Naiara Demnitz

Department of Psychiatry, Oxford

The relationship between mobility and the ageing brain


Vanessa Raymont

Department of Psychiatry, Oxford

The status of preventing Alzheimer’s Dementia


Rosemary Lim

Reading School of Pharmacy

How do people with dementia and their family carers manage medication-taking?

12.30-1330 Lunch & Posters



Chris Butler

Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Oxford

Accelerated long-term forgetting especially as seen in pre-symptomatic Alzheimer’s


Clare O'Donoghue

Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity (OHBA)

Individual differences in brain mechanisms supporting superior cognitive ageing


Toms Voits

Reading School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences

Cognitive and neurological effects of bilingualism in healthy ageing and dementia


Nahid Zokaei

Department of Experimental Psychology, Oxford

Dissociable effects of apolipoprotein-E (APOE) gene on short and long-term memories

1450-1530 Tea & Posters     

1530     Keynote Talk: Diane Hanger, Professor of Neuroscience at King’s College London

                    Using cell and animal models to uncover molecular mechanisms underlying dementia


Award Presentations and Closing Remarks

1645-1800 Drinks Reception

1800 Early Career Researcher Social