Student led Alzheimer’s project grants get seal of approval.

aruk-logoPilot research awards have been awarded to PhD researchers Matt and Adam respectively by the recently established Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) Southwest Network. Both studies aim to improve our current understanding of the dynamic epigenetic landscape and its association with the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s pathology. Matt’s grant will focus on the expression of mitochondrial-encoded genes in post-mortem brain, to determine whether changes in these genes are associated with disease. Adam’s project will focus on isolating cell populations from post-mortem brain tissue using fluorescent antibody based cell sorting (FACS).