Could you be a dementia researcher?

06 - 07 July 2023 10:00 - 18:00 The Royal Society Free
Neurons under fluorescence

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2023.

An insight into the day-to-day working life of scientists in the UK Dementia Research Institute. Put on a lab coat and grow some neurons and mini-brains to help us study what goes wrong in the brain in neurodegenerative disease.

Sophie Sanford is an Alzheimer's Society funded Doctoral student in Dr William McEwan's group at the UK Dementia Research Institute (UKDRI) at the University of Cambridge. She is studying the role of the antiviral immune system in models of dementia. Prior to Cambridge, Sophie studied at University College London (UCL) in Immunology and Infection, where she became fascinated by the immune system. Sophie is the organiser and chair of 'Making It Brain', the UKDRI's virtual mini-conference for secondary school students.

Sophie Keeling is a first-year Doctoral student in the lab of Dr William McEwan at the UK Dementia Research Institute (UKDRI) at the University of Cambridge. Prior to Cambridge, Sophie studied Biomedical Science BSc at the University of Warwick, UK which sparked a passion for neuroscience. Inspired by this, Sophie completed an MSc in Neuroscience at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich specialising in neurodegenerative research. Here she also got involved in numerous outreach events, such as the Munich Science Slam.

Attending the event

This drop-in activity will be held in the Wolfson 2 room at the following times:

Thursday 6 July 2023, 10am — 4.30pm

Friday 7 July 2023, 10am — 6pm

  • Free to attend
  • In person only
  • No registration required
  • Suitable for everyone
  • Travel and accessibility information - contact us directly to arrange any specific accessibility requirements
  • Food and drink will be available for purchase at our onsite café

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