MRC DRI Momentum Awards £4.3 Million For UK Dementia Research (MRC)


Momentum Awards, which support the UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI). Today’s announcement involves six universities being awarded £4.3 million from the MRC to help develop UK-based dementia research. Judging from the press release, there appears to be a serious focus on recruiting and/or retaining the services of high-flying researchers.

  1. University of Bristol: regarding the Sensor Platform for Healthcare in a Residential Environment (SPHERE).
  2. Cardiff University: exploring immune pathways relevant to dementia and development of stem cell (iPSC) models of neurodegenerative disease.
  3. University of Edinburgh: exploring neuroinflammation research.
  4. Kings College London: regarding a new Neuroinflammation Research Cluster within the new Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute.
  5. University of Manchester: regarding a cluster of pump-priming “high risk-high payoff” projects across a range of dementia topics (such as proteostasis dysfunction, neuroinflammation, neurovascular dysfunction and cognitive-clinical neurosciences, biomarkers and diagnosis).
  6. University of Oxford: exploring other “high risk-high payoff” projects too abstruse to contemplate.

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MRC awards £4.3m to boost UK research base in dementia. London: Medical Research Council (MRC), October 25th 2016.

An earlier piece on the Momentum Awards and the award application process, undiscovered previously:

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Momentum Awards: Institutional pump-priming awards for dementia research. London: Medical Research Council (MRC), May 16th 2016.

The MRC Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders at King’s College London

The MRC has awarded £3 million to King’s College London for the MRC Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

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New world-class centre to reveal biological clues behind brain disorders. London: Medical Research Council (MRC), November 9th 2016.

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Dementia and Elderly Care News. Wolverhampton Medical Institute: WMI. (jh)
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