Principal Investigators

    Professor Carol Brayne


    University of Cambridge on behalf of CFAS

    Contact information of lead PI


    United Kingdom

    Title of project or programme

    Transdisciplinary training for dementia research in CFAS

    Source of funding information

    Alzheimer's Society

    Total sum awarded (Euro)

    € 474,530

    Start date of award


    Total duration of award in years


    The project/programme is most relevant to:

    Alzheimer's disease & other dementias


    Research Abstract

    Over the past 20 years the multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional group of studies now called The Cognitive
    Function and Ageing Studies have provided a platform for a variety of types of research ranging from descriptive
    epidemiology to detailed molecular mechanisms. Their strength has been their ability to translate across
    disciplines and to provide a population based perspective on current advances. Embedded within this
    programme has been a training ethos and the study has supported a wide range of postdoctoral research
    projects based at different institutions. We propose to formalise this through the welcome initiative from the
    Alzheimer’s Society and to increase capacity in multidisciplinary research related to dementia. The model is that
    individual institutions would host projects but that these particular projects would have transdisciplinary elements
    which drew in the distributed expertise from across the CFAS collaborative network. We have a proven track
    record with such doctoral studies which have already increased capacity in dementia research across the

    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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