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Dementia

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We undertake innovative research into the causes of dementia, helping to develop and test new biomarkers and treatments.  

About

The Dementia Research Group studies the underlying causes of dementia and undertakes translational research for the ultimate benefit of people living with dementia. We are a group of scientists and clinicians who collaborate closely with experts in related fields within the University of Southampton and beyond. 

Our main research areas include:

  • Inflammation in dementia
  • Clinical studies and biomarkers in dementia
  • Neuroimaging  

Memory Assessment and Research Centre  

Our group works closely with the Memory Assessment and Research Centre (MARC), an internationally renowned research centre for dementia research and treatment for over 30 years. MARC has conducted over 200 pharmaceutical trials, observational studies or basic science projects aimed at improving the diagnosis and treatment of memory disorders including Alzheimer's disease; Lewy body dementia, Vascular dementia and Mild cognitive impairment. 

MARC was instrumental in the development of our current treatments for Alzheimer's disease and is at the cutting edge of new therapies. MARC believes everyone can contribute to dementia research by taking part in simple surveys or by taking part in complex drug studies. MARC also educates the lay public and healthcare professionals about dementia and its treatment, and gives academic support to trainees and students to develop the next generation of researchers.  

People, projects and publications

People

Dr Angus Prosser

Senior Research Fellow

Email: angus.prosser@soton.ac.uk

Address: Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Road Shirley, SO16 6YD

Dr Aravinthan Varatharaj BMBCh MA(Oxon) PhD PGCME MRCP

NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Neurology

Accepting applications from PhD students

Email: a.varatharaj@soton.ac.uk

Address: Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Road Shirley, SO16 6YD

Professor Delphine Boche

Professor of Neuroimmunopathology

Research interests

  • Neuroimmunology and neurodegeneration
  • Immunophenotyping
  • Human brain pathology

Email: d.boche@soton.ac.uk

Address: Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Road Shirley, SO16 6YD

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