Research showcase 2024. Friday 19 January, noon-5pm. Core Technology Facility, Grafton Street, Manchester M13 9WU

Geoffrey Jefferson Brain Research Centre Showcase 2024

Geoffrey Jefferson Brain Research Centre Showcase 2024

Friday 19 January, noon-5pm,

Please note change of venue to Hyatt Regency Manchester, 55 Booth Street West Manchester M15 6PQ

The Geoffrey Jefferson Brain Research Centre is a partnership between the Manchester Centre for Clinical Neurosciences (part of Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust), The University of Manchester and the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre. We will be showcasing the pioneering research currently ongoing within the Centre.

The afternoon will be opened by Dame Nancy Rothwell with a keynote lecture from Professor Petra Hamerlik, The Brain Tumour Charity Chair of Translational Neuro-Oncology. There will be an opportunity to view posters from our Early Career Researchers at the Centre.

Register here.


Noon-12.45pm Lunch, networking, poster viewing

12.45-12.50pm Directors’ welcome – Profs Stuart Allan & Andy King

12.50-1pm Welcome & introduction to the showcase – Prof Dame Nancy Rothwell

1-1.25pm Brain cancer, from biology to biomarkers – Prof Petra Hamerlik

1.25-1.35pm Nanoscale approaches to brain tumour therapy  and modulation – Dr Tom Kisby

1.35-2.05pm Stroke session:

Better outcomes for bleeding strokes, as easy as ABC? – Dr Adrian Parry-Jones

An alternative approach to drug discovery for brain haemorrhage – Emily McMahon

Breaking blood clots in stroke: developing new approaches – Dr Keiron South

2.05-2.25pm Dementia session

The link between high blood pressure and dementia – Katy Walsh

2.25-2.50pm Coffee, poster viewing

2.50-3.10pm  The importance of the patient, carer and public voice in research – Ann Bamford

3.10-3.30pm Rebuilding lives after stroke  – Dr Claire Howard

3.30-3.50pm Brain tumours – neurofibromatosis type 2 session:

Turning inflammation into innovation: The potential for immunotherapies in brain tumour treatment – Prof Omar Pathmanaban

Unlocking brain tumour secrets: The key parallels between sporadic and rare disease-associated tumours – Grace Gregory

3.50-4.15pm Parkinson’s disease:

Diagnosing the scent of Parkinson’s disease with mass spectrometry and Joy – Prof Monty Silverdale

Using brain images to improve treatment for Parkinson’s disease – an overview – Prof Monty Silverdale

4.15-5pm Drinks, poster awards, fundraising certificates

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