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We investigate molecular mechanisms and therapeutic strategies for frontotemporal dementia and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at the UCL Institute of Neurology and the UK Dementia Research Institute at UCL.

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HRH The Princess Royal visits the UK DRI at UCL

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Several members of the lab met with HRH The Princess Royal during her visit to learn about the research being undertaken at the UK DRI, including three of our PhD students, Catherine Heffner, Benedikt Holbling, and Liam Kempthorne. The Princess also received several demonstrations including one from our very own…

New Publication in Acta Neuropathologica Comms: Heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoproteins R and Q accumulate in pathological inclusions in FTLD-FUS

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We are pleased to announce our article, in collaboration with Dr. Tammaryn Lashley of the UCL Brain Bank, published in Acta Neuropathalogica Communications: Gittings, LM, Foti, SC, Benson, BC, Gami-Patel, P, Isaacs, AM, Lashley, T. Heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoproteins R and Q accumulate in pathological inclusions in FTLD-FUS.. Acta Neuropathol Commun….

New Publication in Acta Neuropathalogica: C9orf72 arginine-rich dipeptide proteins interact with ribosomal proteins in vivo to induce a toxic translational arrest that is rescued by eIF1A

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We are excited to announce our new article published in Acta Neuropathalogica: Moens, TG, Niccoli, T, Wilson, KM, Atilano, ML, Birsa, N, Gittings, LM, Holbling, BV, Dyson, MC, Thoeng, A, Neeves, J, Glaria, I, Yu, L, Bussmann, J, Storkebaum, E, Pardo, M, Choudhary, JS, Fratta, P, Partridge, L, Isaacs, AM….

Congratulations to Jack for passing his PhD viva!

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We are happy to announce that Jack Humphrey has successfully defended his thesis and passed his PhD viva. Jack is now looking forward to starting his post-doc position in Mount Sinai, New York in 2019. Congratulations, Jack!