When: Thursday 29 April 2021
What time: 11am – 12pm
Where: Online (Zoom Webinar)
In this event you will get the chance to go behind the scenes in a dementia research lab. Scientists from King’s College London will give you an insight into what a day in the lab looks like, showing examples of their experiments and work. They will be on hand after the demonstrations to answer your questions during the live Q&A session.
The event will take place online on Zoom, and it is free to attend. It is open to everyone, and no previous knowledge of dementia or research is required.
Dr Bea Gomez Perez-Nievas is a Research Fellow at King’s College London, where she studies the changes in brain biology that happen in Alzheimer’s and other dementias. She will talk about the advances in our understanding that have come from research into what is happening in the brain in dementia.
Jodi Parslow is a PhD student at King’s College London, where she is researching immune cells in the brain and how they contribute to brain changes in dementia. She will show us some different techniques researchers use in the lab, such as growing cells in a dish and methods to measure changes in molecules and proteins.
Paula Beltran is a PhD student at King’s College London, studying how signals sent from immune cells in the brain can lead to damage in Alzheimer’s disease. She will show us how she uses donated human brain tissue in her experiments, and talk about the valuable insights this research can give us.
Louisa Johnson is a PhD student at King’s College London, researching how communication points between nerve cells are disrupted in Alzheimer’s disease. She will demonstrate how she uses microscopes to capture pictures of brain cells, and discuss what scientists learn from these images.