Visit of Nick Fox
15th June 2012: Visit of Nick Fox - Professor of Neurology, MRC Senior Clinical Fellow
Institute of Neurology, University College London, Hon. Consultant Neurologist, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London.
Professor Fox is one of Britain’s leading research scientists in dementia.
“My current research interests are focused on improving diagnosis and finding treatments for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. A particular interest has been on the use of imaging to detect early changes in these diseases and also to use imaging as a means of assessing whether or not therapies are actually slowing disease progression. My experience and expertise owes much to the original Alzheimer's Society Fellowship that I was awarded. That proposal aimed to measure a particular brain structure, the hippocampus, (known to be involved in memory) in Alzheimer's disease”
Professor Fox will give a presentation to KS3 students before spending time with 6th Form scientists talking about his research and his experiences at University and beyond.