South Coast Network Centre

The Network is designed to support dementia research through the funding of collaborative science and networking to share findings and resources.

The Network Centre provides opportunities for pump-priming funds, equipment grants and travel awards.

You can download pro-forma for pump-priming, equipment, networking and travel awards here and these can be submitted to the Network Coordinator or Administrator when applications open for the year. We’ll update this page with deadline dates once applications are open again for Network funding.

Network members are also eligible for exclusive Alzheimer’s Research UK grants

Our peer review process

All applications for funds are reviewed by the Organising Committee, with conflicts of interest appropriately managed.

Recently funded projects

In our most recent call for applications, we funded the following projects:

Title of award Type PI Collaborators Amount
Imaging oligodendrocyte calcium and blood vessels in white matter Pump priming Catherine Hall (Sussex) Dr Nicola Hamilton (Kings College London) £3,000
PHF formed by truncated tau as a seed for full length tau assembly Pump priming Louise Serpell (Sussex) Youssra Al-Hilaly £1,600
Why is Sea Hero Quest so successful in differential diagnosis of dementia? Pump priming  Jan Wiener (Bournemouth) £2,414
Investigating the role of TIMP-3 in Aβ synthesis and clearance from the brain Pump priming Jennifer Marie Dewing (Southampton) Arjuna Ratnayaka,  Roxana Carare £3,000

Wessex Maximise recruitment IN Dementia Study (MINDS)

Short Title: Wessex MINDS study

Pump priming Christopher Kipps (Southampton) Sandra Bartolomeu Pires £2,750
Developing behavioural and pharmacological manipulations for probing hippocampal and dentate gyrus dependent function in wild-type and APOE targeted replacement mice Pump priming Sarah King (Sussex) Alexander Stuart £3,000
Generation and testing of a new plasmid to study a human-specific glutamate receptor in vitro. Pump priming Mariana Vargas-Caballero (Southampton) Katrin Deinhardt £1,600
Using biophysical approaches to unpick the relationship between tau oligomer conformation and disease progression in AD Pump priming Amrit Mudher (Southampton) Sumeet Mahajan £1,600
Elucidating the involvement of nuclear tau in health and disease Pump priming

Mahmoud Bukar Maina (Sussex)

 

Louise Serpell £3,000
Acute and chronic effects of Apolipoprotein E isoform on NMDA receptor-mediated synaptic transmission Pump priming Andrew Penn (Sussex) £3,000
Contribution towards a Leica Cryostat Equipment Katrin Deinhardt (Southampton) Tracey Newman, Mariana Vargas-Caballero, Amrit Mudher, Katrin Deinhardt and Vincent O’Connor £3,000