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Mr Ben Batchelor BSc

Postgraduate Research Student in Biological Sciences

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Graduate of Southampton BSc Biochemistry, now undertaking a PhD looking at the interactions of Aβ and Tau in Alzheimer's disease and how Tau is propagated through the brain.

Academic Qualifications:

2014-2018: BSc Biochemistry. University of Southampton, UK.
(2016-2017 spent in industry)

Research interests

I am interested in studying the interactions between Amyloid-β and the microtubule binding protein Tau, in Alzheimer's disease. Aging global populations are exacerbating this currently incurable neurodegenerative disease, that not only affects the patient but the family around them, creating a high socio-economic cost that will only grow with time. My PhD focuses on the underlying reactions between the above 2 key proteins that drive the spread and toxicity of the disease. 

BSc dissertation: Copper ions inhibitory action on Kca3.1 channels and following effect on Phosphatidyl serine externalization and modulation of P-glycoprotein multi drug efflux transporter
Year in industry: Investigation into novel protein purification techniques to purify monoclonal antibodies

Supervisors: Dr Amrit Mudher and Dr Mariana Vargas-Caballero
PhD Research: Investigating the relationship between abnormal highly phosphorylated tau and Abeta Oligomers.
Funding: Gerald Kerkut Trust

Research group

Neuroscience

Mr Ben Batchelor
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences
Life Sciences Building 85
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
Southampton
SO17 1BJ
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