ARUK Midlands Research Network

Our Network includes over 100 researchers from Universities and associated NHS trusts across the midlands of the UK. With experts in applying model systems, biomarker development, genetics and lifestyle management our diverse research network is dedicated to beating dementia.

The Midlands network aims not only to produce high impact research but also to engage and interact with the public though social media, public open events and by supporting locally organised fundraisers.Members of our network are able to apply for small project grants conference travel and equipment grants to help develop research and encourage collaboration between institutions.

The ARUK Midlands Network currently consists of 8 institutions and is currently hosted at the University of Birmingham:

  • Aston University
  • De Montfort University
  • aruk logoLoughborough University
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Northampton
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Warwick

Current Network Hosts

  • Dr Sarah Aldred – Midlands Network Co-ordinator
  • Richard Elsworthy - Midlands Network Administrator

If you are interested in joining our network or have any questions, please contact Richard Elsworthy or connect with us on Facebook.

Read about recent research on cytoplasmic glycolipids

ARUK Midlands Network Events

Pint of Science – 21st May 2019

Recent Publications from our Network

Schneider, J., Hazel, S., Morgner, C., & Dening, T. (2018). Facilitation of positive social interaction through visual art in dementia: a case study using video-analysis. Ageing & Society, 1-21.

Wheeler S, Schmid R, Sillence DJ (2019) ’Lipid Protein Interactions in Niemann⁻Pick Type C Disease: Insights from Molecular Modeling. Int J Mol Sci. Feb 7;20(3).

Flitton, M., Rielly, N., Warman, R., Warden, D., Smith, A D., Macdonald, I.A., Knight, H. M. “Interaction of nutrition and genetics via DNMT3L-mediated DNA methylation determines cognitive decline”. Neurobiology of Aging, online 2019 DOI  10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2019.02.001.

Daniela Hartl, Patrick May, Wei Gu, Manuel Mayhaus, Enrico Glaab, Dheeraj Reddy Bobbili, Paul Antony, Sandra Koegelsberger, Sabrina Pichler, Christian Spaniol, Alexander Kurz, Keeley J Brookes, Tamar Guetta-Baranes, Kevin Morgan, Jose Bras, Rita Guerreiro, AESG, Rudi Balling, Jochen G. Schneider, Matthias Riemenschneider. A rare loss-of-function variant of ADAM17 is associated with late-onset familial Alzheimer disease. (2018). Molecular Psychiatry

Brookes KJ; McConnell G, Williams K; Chaudhury S;  Madhan G; Patel T; Turley C; Guetta-Baranes T; Bras J,  Guerreiro  R; Hardy J; Francis PT; Morgan K (2018) Genotyping of the Alzheimer’s disease GWAS index SNPs in the Brains for Dementia Research (BDR) cohort. JAD 64, 355–362 DOI 10.3233/JAD-180191

Sally Chappell; Tulsi Patel; Tamar Guetta-Baranes; Fei Sang; Paul T Francis; Kevin Morgan & Keeley J Brookes.  Observations of extensive gene expression differences in the Cerebellum and potential relevance to Alzheimer’s disease (2018) – BMC Research Notes

Dias, I. H., Brown, C. L., Shabir, K., Polidori, M. C., & Griffiths, H. R. (2018). miRNA 933 Expression by Endothelial Cells is Increased by 27-Hydroxycholesterol and is More Prevalent in Plasma from Dementia Patients. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, (Preprint), 1-9.

Dias, I. H., Milic, I., Lip, G. Y., Devitt, A., Polidori, M. C., & Griffiths, H. R. (2018). Simvastatin reduces circulating oxysterol levels in men with hypercholesterolaemia. Redox Biology, 16, 139-145.