Host: Institute of Brain, Behaviour and Mental Health
About the event:
12:30 – 2:00pm (lunch 12:30 – 1:00pm; presentations 1:00 – 2:00pm)
Michael Smith Lecture Theatre (lunch in lounge area)
Hosted by Institute of Brain, Behaviour and Mental Health and Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences
Senior speaker: Professor Karl Herholz, Professor of Clinical Neuroscience, Wolfson Molecular Imaging Centre, Institute of Brain, Behaviour and Mental Health: "MR-PET imaging for dementia prevention research”
Karl Herholz is Professor in Clinical Neuroscience at the University of Manchester. He leads neuroscience research at the Wolfson Molecular Imaging Centre with particular research interest in the use of positron emission tomography (PET) for early diagnosis and prevention of dementia, imaging of specific transmitter systems, deposition of pathological proteins, and imaging of gliomas. He is also Honorary Consultant at Salford Royal Hospital and the Nuclear Medicine Department, Central Manchester Foundation Trust. Before joining Manchester University he worked as a clinical neurologist and professor of neurology at University Hospital and the Max-Planck Institute for Neurological Research in Cologne, Germany. He has leading roles in several international multicentre PET studies, including Early Diagnosis of Neurodegenerative Diseases within the EU-funded Networks on Diagnostic Molecular Imaging (DiMI), Imaging of Neuroinflammation in Neurodegenerative Diseases (INMiND) and the European Medical Information Framework on Alzheimer’s Disease (EMIF-AD, IMI/FP7). He is also principal investigator on a partnership grant for the MR-PET imaging network of the Dementia Platform UK and is a member of the Medical Research Council Neuroscience and Mental Health Board. His research has been published in more than 400 research papers (ISI H-index 67) and several books.
Junior speaker: Dr Adrian Parry-Jones,Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences: "Is inflammation a potential therapeutic target in patients with acute intracerebral haemorrhage?”
Adrian Parry-Jones is an NIHR Clinician Scientist at the University of Manchester and an Honorary Consultant Neurologist at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. He trained in Medicine at the University of Manchester and undertook clinical training in the North West and London. He was awarded an MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship to undertake his PhD studies investigating the role of brain temperature in interleukin-1 mediated ischaemic brain injury. He completed higher medical training in Neurology and Stroke Medicine in August 2014 and commenced his current NIHR Clinician Scientist Award in March 2015. His current research and clinical work is focussed on improving outcomes after intracerebral haemorrhage, a devastating form of stroke with poor outcomes and few treatments. His NIHR award is focussed on using early phase observational studies, clinical trials and multiparametric imaging to understand the therapeutic potential of modulating the inflammatory response to intracerebral haemorrhage.
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Who's it for?
The monthly Faculty Research Series events are open to all staff and students from across the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences and the University, offering an opportunity to celebrate research achievement and stimulate scientific interaction. Each month one host School or Institute from the Faculty will pair with a different School or Institute to highlight and showcase similar topics from different perspectives. The series is led by Professor David Eisner and administered from the Faculty Research Office.
Held on Wednesday lunchtimes, each meeting lasts an hour, including two 20 minute presentations – one from a senior and one from a more junior member of Faculty staff. Each presentation will be followed by a short discussion. A buffet lunch will be available from 12.30. Presentations begin at 1pm.
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