Through ‘Spotlight on a Scientist’, you will have the opportunity to meet and learn about some of the exceptional scientists from around the world who are working towards early diagnosis, slowing down, and eventually finding a cure for Alzheimer’s; and in the meantime, ways to help those already living with the disease, and their carers, family and friends.

As scientists, we are often too busy to share our research outside of the scientific community. Our work tends to be hidden away in academic journals that are only read by our colleagues. These journals are usually only accessible through costly subscriptions, so in general you never get to hear about our research.

I want this to change and so I’m really looking forward to introducing you to some remarkable people. I will be showcasing a new scientist each month and building up an archive for you to browse through. You will also get the chance to read their research from the academic journals as I will be translating interesting academic papers.

Dr Imre Lengyel

Ms Anna Volkmer

Dr Imre Lengyel is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen’s University, Belfast and the Bill Brown Charitable Trust Senior Research Fellow at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. He has a particular interest in pathological changes in the eye in association with neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s.

His research is interdisciplinary based, combining pure (basic) research , clinical collaborations, and translational work to help deliver better patient health and care.

Read Dr Imre Lengyel’s interview here …

Archive of Previous Scientists in the Spotlight