Professor David Allsop

Professor

Research Overview

I am interested in the pathological role of misfolded 'amyloid' proteins in a range of different human diseases, including some important neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, and also Type 2 diabetes.

My research is concerned with the devopment of peptide-based inhibitors of amyloid aggregation as a novel approach to treatment of these diseases, and on the development of new blood-based biomarkers for improved early diagnosis. I am also interested in the interaction between amyloid proteins and redox-active metal ions, and the role that this might play in tissue damage.

My research is supported by the Defying Dementia campaign (http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/defyingdementia/)