Professor Simona Parrinello (UCL Cancer Institute) will be giving a talk about the Glioblastoma and the GEMM preclinical models she has developed. This will be a hybrid event and will take place at the Michael Smith Lecture Theatre, University of Manchester, on the 26/01 at 14:30.
Save the date for the Brain Health Day on 18 March 2023 at Manchester Central Library. The public engagement event will highlight current research happening within the centre. Save the Date:
Saturday 18 March 2023, 11am – 4pm, Location: Manchester Central Library
A major research project to help improve treatments for Parkinson’s disease will take place at Manchester Metropolitan University, Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) and the Walton Centre (NHS Trust Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery) in Liverpool. The project will be led by, investigator in our centre’s Parkinson’s theme, Professor Nicola Ray, Manchester Metropolitan’s Department of Psychology and her Co-Investigators at the NCA, Walton Centre and The University of Manchester. Professor Ray developed the ideas for the project from work she and the team have undertaken with funding from Health Innovation Manchester.
Funding has been awarded through the dual-award PhD programme between the University of Melbourne and University of Manchester. The dual-award scheme brings together research teams between the two institutions with a PhD student assigned to each. This is a highly competitive scheme with just six dual awards (twelve students) made across both Universities in all disciplines. For our researchers to secure two of these awards is therefore a fantastic achievement.
The Association of British Neurologists’ Movement Disorders Special Interest Group meeting will come to Manchester for the first time in January 2023.
Post-stroke cognitive decline is one of the most distressing complications in stroke survivors, occurring in up to a third of those affected by stroke within five years. Laura Parkes, Craig Smith and Stuart Allan have been awarded funding to track changes in the brain over months and years in people who have suffered a stroke. The Imaging Hub will be based in Manchester, with $780k funding for research scans and an imaging scientist to work with Dr Parkes and her team.
Hema Mistry successfully ran the Manchester Half Marathon on Sunday 9 October. Hema finished the race in a very impressive 2:05 raising over £900 for vascular dementia research in our centre.
The Research Excellence Framework is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions, including research impact, the research environment, research publications and other outputs. One of the high-scoring impact case studies was led by Prof Audrey Bowen, who leads the Centre’s research theme – Rehabilitation and Living with Disability.
We are delighted to announce a new theme has joined our centre.
Leading brain cancer expert, Professor Petra Hamerlik has been appointed the inaugural Brain Tumour Charity Neuro-oncology Chair in Manchester.