When: Wednesday 3 March 2021
What time: 4 – 5pm
Where: Online (Zoom Webinar)

Join us as we kick off our Lab Notes series of events with How Alzheimer’s starts. In this event, you’ll hear from two scientists from our South Coast Research Network. They will share insights from their work in the lab studying the early changes in brain biology in Alzheimer’s, with the chance to put your questions to them.

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.


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Dr Mariana Vargas-Caballero is based at the University of Southampton, where she studies the connections between nerve cells in the brain. Research has shown that damage and loss of these connections leads to the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Dr Vargas-Caballero will talk about her research which is building our understanding of what happens to these connections and how to protect them.

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Dr Karen Marshall is a researcher from the University of Sussex. Her work looks at vital housekeeping systems in cells investigating how they are linked with Alzheimer’s disease. In her talk, Dr Marshall will discuss her work understanding how waste disposal and recycling systems in nerve cells cause damage in Alzheimer’s disease, and whether there could be ways to rescue cells from this.

For more information or questions about the event, please email the Public Engagement team