News & Blog

500 members and climbing!

17th July 2020

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 […]

Newsletter May 2020

21st May 2020

DEMON Network Newsletter May 2020 DEMON Network editorial The DEMON Network is developing fast, and there’s lots to update you about in this month’s newsletter. We’d love to hear more about what you’re doing and what the important developments and opportunities are that we can feature in future editions and online. Please get in touch […]

220 members already!

12th March 2020

The DEMON Network is off to a great start with 220 members already. That’s fantastic news as the bigger the Network the better the collaborative opportunities there will be for all of us. We have a fantastic mix of data scientists, AI specialists, clinicians, dementia researchers and industry partners. This diversity will really help people […]

DPUK datathon at Ulster University Postponed

10th March 2020

*** Due to Coronavirus the DPUK datathon at Ulster University has been postponed *** Hopefully it will be rearranged for later in the year. You can sign up for updates about the DPUK datathon series here. ************************************** Innovate in multidisciplinary teams to reveal new insights for dementia treatment – Free cohort analysis workshop to kick-start […]

DEMON Network Podcast

17th February 2020

Stream Dementia Researcher’s latest podcast now discussing the new Deep Dementia Phenotyping (DEMON) Network!    Today’s topic is the new DEMON Network the new national network for the application for data science and AI applied to dementia research. Led by Professor David Llewellyn at the University of Exeter and supported by Alzheimer’s Research UK, the Alan Turing […]

Opportunity: DEMON Network National Leads

17th January 2020

We are recruiting National Leads to provide strategic support to the Network in five key areas.

Machine Learning Datathon to Combat Dementia Blog

12th April 2019

A branch of artificial intelligence which is based on training computers to learn patterns has the ability to transform our understanding of dementia. David Llewellyn co-leads the first Dementias Platform UK datathon next month. He explains why machine learning could be the beginning of the end for this devastating condition. Dementia isn’t a single disease […]

Machine Learning for Dementia Datathon

26th March 2019

Are you a data scientist interested in dementia? We’re looking for innovators with expertise in machine learning to take part in an exciting datathon on the 1st-3rd of May 2019 at the University  of Exeter. The event will bring together scientists to develop new ways of predicting and diagnosing dementia with real-world clinical data. This […]