Principal Investigators

    Professor Andy Randall


    University of Exeter

    Contact information of lead PI


    United Kingdom

    Title of project or programme

    Alzheimer's Society Doctoral Training Centre in Dementia Research at the University of Exeter

    Source of funding information

    Alzheimer's Society

    Total sum awarded (Euro)

    € 600,106

    Start date of award


    Total duration of award in years


    The project/programme is most relevant to:

    Alzheimer's disease & other dementias


    Research Abstract

    This bid comes from the University of Exeter where a recent programme of strategically-directed recruitment has
    produced a major expansion in our portfolio of biomedical dementia research. With guaranteed match funding
    from the University we are able to double the Alzheimer’s Society provision of 4 training places and will thus
    recruit 8 high quality students including one clinical training fellow. The trainees will enter a cohesive programme
    designed to deliver the next generation of dementia researchers. The DTC’s theme is “The translational
    neurobiology of failing networks in dementia”. The 8 research projects lie predominantly at the translational end
    of the biomedical research spectrum and are all described in the application. We believe multidisciplinary
    research is essential in the fight to defeat disease; for this reason each project has a multidisciplinary supervisory
    team comprised from our applicant pool of clinicians, psychologists, mathematicians, neurophysiologists,
    geneticists and stem cell biologists. The DTC training programme aims to instil a strong cohort ethos within both
    the student body and faculty members. Plans to facilitate this goal are described. Also we have put a strong
    steering committee in place to oversee the delivery of the DTC this is comprised of senior faculty and external

    Lay Summary

    Further information available at:

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