On Monday 28 February we will be holding a full day for early career researchers with sessions specifically designed to support those starting their careers in dementia research.

The Early Careers Day is taking place both online through our virtual platform and in-person at the Brighton Centre. It is open to both Alzheimer’s Research UK and non-Alzheimer’s Research UK-funded researchers.

Through talks and workshops, you will learn from experienced scientists as well as PhD students. We are pleased to offer delegates the option of attending a variety of parallel sessions. Please indicate your preference during your registration.

You can register to attend the Early Careers Day along with the main Conference.


Early Career Day Programme

While we are finalising the programme for the 2022 Early Career Day, you can look at our 2021 programme below:

09:00 - 09:35

ARUK welcome

Keynote speaker

Dr Ozama Ismail
Oregon Health & Science University

09:35 - 09:40


09:40 - 10:25

PhD talk 1

Co-localization of free water diffusivity and microglia activation using [11C]-PK11195 PET in neurodegeneration
Audrey Low (University of Cambridge)

PhD talk 2

Understanding Roles of GWAS Alzheimer’s Risk Genes In Ageing Glia Biology, Using the Power of Drosophila Melanogaster.
Eilish Mackinnon (Cardiff University)

PhD talk 3

Common infections and incident dementia: a historical cohort study using UK primary and secondary care data
Rutendo Muzambi (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London)

10:25 - 10:35


10:35 - 11:20

PhD talk 4

Investigating Abeta-induced toxicity in tau-deficient human neurons
Bryan Ng (University of Oxford)

PhD talk 5

A dual potassium channelopathy underlies small vessel disease of the brain in a mouse model of Alzheimer's Disease
Jade Taylor (University of Manchester)

PhD talk 6

Mitochondrial processes in memory retrieval and the relevant abnormalities in amyloid precursor protein transgenic mice
Wesley Ward (University of Central Lancashire)

11:20 - 11:30


11:30 - 12:15

Parallel Session 1

Option 1

Open science
Dr George Vousden (PLOS)

Option 2

Public engagement
Hana Ayoob (Freelance)

12:15 - 12:45


12:45 - 13:30

Parallel Session 2

Option 1

Dr Daniel Erskine (Newcastle University)
Dr Frances Wiseman (UK Dementia Research Institute at University College London)

Option 2

Paper writing
Dr Elliott Nikdel (University of Southampton)

13:30 - 13:40


13:40 - 14:30

Career talks

Dr Alexander Patto
Independent researcher / Spin-out company

Dr Madeleine Walpert
Alzheimer’s Research UK

Dr Elliott Bayle
University College London

Imogen Clarke
Science Museum

Dr Ana Mateus

14:30 - 14:35


14:35 - 15:00

Careers Panel