Other Southampton events

Nerve cells, networks and Alzheimer's disease

This event will be held in the function room which is on the ground floor and has step-free access.
Past event - 2019
21 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30 to 9.30pm
Juniper Berry, 1900 Castle Square,
Southampton SO14 2EQ
The brain is a highly complex organ, responsible for everything we think, feel, say and do. While a challenge, studying the complexity of the brain is giving new insight into diseases like Alzheimer's. At this event, you'll hear from two neuroscientists here in Southampton making important discoveries about how the brain is affected in Alzheimer's.

Above image credit: Grace Hallinan.

Brain networks and precious plasticity

Lauren McNicholas (PhD student, University of Southampton)
Why are memories affected by Alzheimer’s disease? Lauren will talk about the extraordinary properties of brain networks that allow us to learn and remember and what research is telling us about what goes wrong in Alzheimer’s. She will talk about her research funded by Alzheimer’s Research UK aiming to find out how to protect our brain networks from the disease.

Nerve cells unplugged

Dr Katrin Deinhardt (Lecturer in Neuroscience, University of Southampton)
Your brain is made of networks of nerve cells, whose activity controls everything you think, feel, say or do. But what if these networks were also responsible for the spread of damage in diseases like Alzheimer's? Katrin will cover her work looking at how toxic proteins spread between nerve cells in Alzheimer's. She will discuss how understanding this spread of damage is shedding new light on why nerve cells unplug in the disease.
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