News & Blog

Dementia journal metrics: Useful or just wrong?

21st September 2021

Does it matter where you publish your work? The value of our publications is often evaluated differently depending upon where it is published. If you’re applying for promotion, you’re competing for funding, or you’re trying to secure tenure then it’s likely that the journals that you’ve published in will influence your chances of success. It’s […]

Reproducible reporting using Markdown

9th September 2021

Our educational workshop ‘Reproducible Reporting Using Markdown’ was held in July 2021. Providing training for over 80 researchers, this half-day event comprised of a series of short talks, followed by a practical workshop with skilled facilitators on hand.  The feedback from our post-event survey was very positive. The talks which introduced reproducibility, the UK Reproducibility […]

“A pre-established perfect route to data science does not exist” – my path into neuroepigenomics

1st July 2021

Written by Dr Sarah Marzi, Experimental Models working group lead My route to my current position as group leader in neuroepigenomics at the Imperial UK DRI was rather unusual. I started out studying mathematics at the University of Freiburg. This was the time before Germany introduced Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes. There was only the ‘Diplom’ […]

Dementia research meets motorsports: Innovation Accelerator

18th June 2021

Are you an early career researcher with an interest in dementia? Would you like the chance to collaborate, innovate and compete? We have partnered with Race Against Dementia to hold an Innovation Accelerator. This unique event will bring together teams of early career dementia researchers and motorsports experts, create diversity of thinking and break down […]

1,000 members, six continents!

29th March 2021

Welcome to all of our new members. Since launching the DEMON Network in November 2019 we have quickly grown to be a large global initiative spanning six continents. In July 2020 we had 500 members, and we could only speculate at that point whether the interest in the Network would be maintained, so I’m delighted […]

UK Biobank Special Interest Group launched

10th March 2021

UK Biobank has been identified as a key Network resource, and many of our members have experience in using this data for dementia-related analyses. To help develop resources and facilitate further collaborative analyses, papers and grants we’ve formed a dedicated Special Interest Group (SIG) with it’s own Slack channel. All members of the DEMON Network […]

Digital Innovation & Data Science for Dementia and Longevity Research Event – Top 5 takeaways

17th December 2020

Event hosted by the Deep Dementia Phenotyping (DEMON) Network and Ageing Research at King’s (ARK) Blog written by Chris Albertyn, King’s College London DEMON Network Regional Lead & ARK Project Manager On Thursday 26th November 2020, the Deep Dementia Phenotyping (DEMON) Network and Ageing Research at King’s (ARK) co-hosted a launch event highlighting the crossover between […]

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 […]