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The Role of Metals in Alzheimer's Disease: The Science Behind the Headlines

The Role of Metals in Alzheimer's Disease: The Science Behind the Headlines

Joanna Collingwood

Dr Joanna Collingwood
Warwick University

24th January 2018

Metal elements, including iron, aluminium, manganese and others, are linked with Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and related forms of neurodegeneration. Popular science coverage of the reported links is often dramatic but provides limited insight into the underlying complex science. In the first part of this talk, we will explore the progress that has been made in understanding the role of metal elements in the human brain in health and disease. In the second part, we will look at how this improved understanding is underpinning research into improved diagnosis and treatments for a range of neurodegenerative disorders.

Programme Alteration


We regret to announce Prof. Sir John Meurig Thomas will be unable to deliver the lecture planned for the 7th February. We are extremely grateful to Prof. Thomas Wirth for agreeing to present on this date instead at short notice. The programme page has been updated accordingly.

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