Scottish Neurological Research Fund Announcement

 

Earlier this year, the Scottish Neurological Research Fund (SNRF) launched a second round of funding, following its success in 2019.

The scheme provides up to £15,000 of funding per application for small innovative projects investigating the cause, prevention, treatment and/or management of neurodegenerative or neurodevelopmental disorders. To encourage the development of collaborative networks, all projects need to involve at least 2 academic centres.

The SNRF is financially supported by RS Macdonald, the Chief Scientist Office and administered by the University of St Andrews

The quality of applications was extremely high, and we are delighted to announce the successful recipients of this award. The portfolio of research includes basic science, clinical and qualitative approaches aimed at better understanding conditions including Parkinson’s, Motor Neurone Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease. Please see the full list and projects below:

Name

Institution

Project Title

Aneesha Sil

University of Aberdeen

Do iron-oxide nanoparticles contribute to Parkinson’s Disease pathology?

Martin Taylor-Rowan

University of Glasgow

 

Exploring the association between physical frailty, brain frailty and long-term cognition

Sarah Gregory

University of Edinburgh

Cortisol mediated cardiovascular risk factors for dementia and other neurological conditions

Matthew Broadhead

University of St Andrews

 

Investigating Synaptic Dysfunction & TDP43

Pathology in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Using a Synaptosome Imaging Assay

Helena Chaytow

University of Edinburgh

Repurposing terazosin for ALS: how treatment changes the proteome in a TDP-43 mouse model

Aileen Wong

Glasgow Caledonian University

Effects of a TSPO ligand on cholesterol homeostasis in an Alzheimer’s disease mouse model

Mizuki Morisaki

University of St Andrews

Alpha-amylase: a potential therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s Disease

Stina Saunders

University of Edinburgh

Development of the electronic Person Specific Outcome measure (ePSOM) app: A technological solution for an outcome measure used in the Alzheimer’s disease trials and practice

Eileen Harkness-Murphy

Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice, University of the West of Scotland (UWS)

 

Trauma Informed Approach in Dementia (TrIAD): Understanding trauma within family based dementia care: an analysis of Telephone Helpline Calls

 

 

 

Congratulations to all the researchers who received awards. We look forward to following on with your progress. 

If you are a researcher, you can keep up to date with all the latest funding and career opportunities in Scotland here. Also make sure to follow the SDRC on Twitter. 

 

 

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