News & Blog

Working Group meetings launch

20th November 2020

We’re excited to announce that our inaugural Working Group meetings are now underway. Yesterday Dr Danielle Newby Prevention Working Group Lead from the University of Oxford kicked us off with the our first meeting. This was followed today by Dr Timothy Rittman, University of Cambridge, and Dr Michele Veldsman, University of Oxford, Co-Leads of the […]

Podcast: Using AI & data to fight dementia

5th October 2020

Dr Megan O’Hare interviews Professor Bart De Strooper and Professor David Llewellyn, discussing the new UK Dementia Research Institute and DEMON Network partnership to unlock the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Professor Bart De Strooper is National Director and Group Leader at the UK Dementia Research Institute and Group Leader in his own research he […]

Monthly seminar series launched

29th September 2020

We are launching the DEMON Network Monthly Seminar Series in response to huge demand from our members. Seminars will include live streamed events covering a range of topics related to the application of data science and AI to dementia research and healthcare. All seminars are freely available to Network members and will be advertised in our newsletter. […]

An unconventional route to Professorship – meet Prof Tammaryn Lashley

22nd July 2020

Written by Prof Tammaryn Lashley, UCL Regional Network Lead It has been a huge privilege to be promoted to Professor after being at University College London (UCL) for 20 years. The route I have taken to this promotion has not been the most conventional. It started with me studying Biochemistry at Swansea University. I didn’t […]

Our UK DRI Partnership Showcase – An Early Career Researcher’s Perspective

21st July 2020

Written by Nonye Nwuke, DEMON Network Research Assistant On the 17th July 2020, the DEMON Network collaborated with the UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI) for its inaugural partnership Research Showcase. The event highlighted the strength of the UK DRI and DEMON Network to bring together experts in different fields, showcasing the opportunities for knowledge exchange […]

Highlights from our Early Career Development Session

17th July 2020

Written by Dr Magda Bucholc and Dr Michele Veldsman, National Early Career Development Leads Early Career Researchers (ECRs) face a number of challenges at a critical time in their academic careers, no more so than now, in the midst of a pandemic. Lab closures have stalled experiments, funding is tight and many universities and institutes […]

Announcement: New partnership with the UK Dementia Research Institute

We are delighted to announce our new official partnership with the UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI), which brings together a combination of over 1,000 scientists and innovators from the DEMON Network and the UK DRI. Launched on 17th July, this partnership unites these large dementia research initiatives which have the shared ambition of conducting leading […]

500 members and climbing!

Our membership has more than doubled since March, and we now have over 500 members from six continents. I’d like to thank our core team (Deputy Director Dr Janice Ranson, Postdoctoral Researcher Dr Charlotte James and Network Administrator Jan Alcott) in particular for all of their hard work in building the Network up from scratch […]

Newsletter June 2020: Special Issue

1st July 2020

DEMON Network Latest News and Opportunities Special Issue: Our National Strategy and Grand Challenges It’s been a busy month for the Network! This Special Issue includes important updates from our National Strategy Workshop, with the results of our members survey and the opportunity to get involved in Working Groups to tackle our Grand Challenges.  With a recent influx of […]

National Strategy Workshop Reflections

30th June 2020

What a week it’s been for the DEMON Network. Our National Strategy Workshop last Wednesday was the first chance our Steering Committee, National Leads, and Regional Leads have had to meet. During the Workshop Dr Janice Ranson, our Deputy Director, gave a really engaging presentation about the amazing growth of the Network to well over […]

The results are in!

Our Collaborative Research Initiatives Survey results give us a crucial insight into what our Members want and what they’re motivated to do. Over a hundred Members contributed, and the results directly informed our recent National Strategy Meeting where we agreed our five Grand Challenges and set out plans for our eight practical Working Groups. Read […]

DEMON goes global!

29th June 2020

We originally envisioned DEMON as a UK National Network. However, our membership surpassed our expectations, reaching 29 countries worldwide. With a presence on 6 continents, we are advancing our aim to revolutionize dementia research and healthcare through interdisciplinary collaboration. The diverse array of countries our members are from reflects the high level of interest we […]