Principal Investigators

    Frederick Livesey


    University of Cambridge

    Contact information of lead PI


    United Kingdom

    Title of project or programme

    Alzheimer's Research UK Stem Cell Research Centre

    Source of funding information

    Alzheimer's Research UK

    Total sum awarded (Euro)

    € 1,645,318

    Start date of award


    Total duration of award in years


    The project/programme is most relevant to:

    Alzheimer's disease & other dementias


    Research Abstract

    The overall aim of the Stem Cell Research Centre is to use stem cell models to identify new potential drug treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. To do so, we will focus on using stem cell models of Alzheimer’s disease to understand key mechanisms underpinning how the disease starts and spreads through the brain in both the inherited and the common, sporadic form of Alzheimer’s. A core element of the Centre is to find out how different genes that are known to affect the likelihood of getting Alzheimer’s disease actually work to do so. Ultimately, the combination of our increased understanding of how Alzheimer’s disease affects human nerve cells and the capacity to investigate new approaches to treating the disease will make a landmark contribution to the development of drugs to manage this disease.

    Lay Summary

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Types: Investments > €500k
Member States: United Kingdom
Diseases: Alzheimer's disease & other dementias
Years: 2016
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