Professor Chandran joins the Executive Team of Dementias Platform UK

9 August 2016

Professor Siddharthan Chandran joins the Executive Team of Dementias Platform UK

Dementias Platform UK have appointed Professor Siddharthan Chandran, Director of Edinburgh Neuroscience, to the Executive Team, to represent Edinburgh University and provide a Scottish perspective to the development of UK Programmes, replacing Prof. Ian Deary, Edinburgh University, who is stepping down after 2 years as an Executive Team member. The appointment follows his recent success receiving an MRC grant to establish UK wide stem cell technical expertise to support and enable the wider research community to biologically study reprogrammed stem cells derived utilising PDUK Stem Cell Infrastructure.

Prof. Chandran said "Now is an exciting time for dementia research in the UK and full of possibilities. I am particularly keen to promote how the health data science environment of Scotland with its unique e-record system and Scottish MRC Farr hub might accelerate progress in harnessing high value population and disease cohorts for clinical research and trials".

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