Neurodegenerative Diseases Platform Technology School Seminar

Time: 14:00 - 15:00

Venue: Kilburn Building, L.T 1.5

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NeuroD is a Dementia Road-mapping and Community Building initiative which aims to centralise research efforts across faculties and divisions at the University of Manchester & further afield.

Neurodegenerative Diseases including Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and Huntington's are incurable and are characterized by the progressive degeneration and/or death of neuron cells. While our colleagues in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine & health are coordinated in addressing the clinical causes of ND, technological interventions and support have been ad-hoc (at best) in their development, deployment, and evaluation.

In order to counter this, the aim of NeuroD is to centralise research initiatives across faculties and research divisions while fostering increased collaboration between clinicians, researchers and technicians. Working together we will develop an evolving roadmap of on-going research efforts across the University that could be applied to the research, diagnosis and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. Following a successful preliminary roadmapping workshop held in early February, NeuroD is now embarking on a tour of the Faculty of Science and Engineering to present the project to interested technologists and researchers in time for our next “tech+tech” event on the 7/8 March.

The presentation will summarise the project goals, our findings and feedback from previous events and how these will feed into future plans and the NeuroD roadmap as a whole.

This talk will be of interest to researchers and technologists across specialisms. We’re looking for tools, technologies, techniques, algorithms and everything else in between. If you’ve never considered how your research might be applicable to the study of neurodegenerative diseases then come and be enlightened as to the possibilities. NeuroD has already facilitated new project collaborations among its delegates and could do the same for you.

Refreshments will be available from 3pm in Kilburn Staff Common room for informal discussions