Ageing and Neurodegenerative Disease
Members of this research group contribute to the cross-faculty research theme on Ageing.
This research group performs basic research on mechanisms of healthy ageing using the model organism Drosophila melanogaster and research into a range of age-related diseases. This is aimed at finding improved biomarkers for diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, as well as drug discovery and clinical trials for these diseases, and preclinical research into schizophrenia.
Researchers working in this area, together with a short description of their research interests, are listed below.
- Professor David Allsop: Amyloid Proteins; Alzheimer's Disease; Parkinson's Disease
- Dr Fiona Benson: Protein Aggregates in Neurodegenerative Disease
- Dr Sue Broughton: Drosophila Models of Human Ageing; Insulin/IGF-like signalling
- Dr David Clancy: Drosophila Models of Human Ageing; Predictive Biomarkers of Ageing
- Dr Neil Dawson: Schizophrenia
- Dr Nigel Fullwood: Stem Cell Therapies for Eye Disease; Artificial Corneas
- Professor Christian Holscher: Alzheimer's Disease
- Dr Edward Parkin: Proteolysis in Neurodegenerative Disease
- Dr Jane Owen-Lynch: Normal and Hydrocephalic Cerebrocortical Development