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King's College London ARUK Network Science Day, 24th June 2020

King's College London ARUK Network Science Day 24th June

The King's College London Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) Network Science Day is a one-day scientific meeting not only for King's ARUK Network members, but also for ARUK Network members from other London universities as well as from Cambridge and Oxford. There is no registration fee, but registration is required to plan for catering.

A link to the booking form can be found here:-


Any attendee can present a poster and the best three poster abstracts will be selected for a 15-minute talk. The best 15-minute talk and the best poster presentation will get a prize.


Abstracts should be submitted before June 1st, 2020 to


Registration deadline is also June 1st, 2020.

We have an outstanding programme so we hope that as many researchers as possible will attend and present, and that we will have some great networking.


9:00 am                        Registration and tea/coffee 

                                     Wolfson Lecture Theatre Mezzanine at IoPPN main building(DeCrespigny Park)

9:10 - 9:15 am              Dr. Joseph Bateman  (King’s College ARUK network coordinator)  Welcome

9:15 - 9:30 am              TBD (ARUK)  “Latest ARUK opportunities”

9:30-10:50 am             Session 1: Chair: Prof. Karl Peter Giese (King’s College London)

9:30 -10:15 am             Plenary Lecture, Prof. Arthur Konnerth Technical University of Munich, Germany

                                       “Amyloid ß-dependent dysfunction of neurons and circuits”

10:20 -10:35 am             Selected presentation from abstracts

10:35 - 10:50 am            Selected presentation from abstracts

10:50 – 11.20 am         Coffee break

11:20 -12:30 pm          Session 2: Chair: Dr. Marc-David Ruepp (King’s College London & UK Dementia Research Institute)

11:20 - 11:45 am          Dr. Jill Richardson, Merck, Sharp & Dohme, London, UK  

                                  “Insights towards the development of new medicines for dementia”

11:45 - 12:30 am          Prof. Manuela Neumann German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Germany

                                          “Molecular pathology of FTLD”

12:30 – 14:00 pm         Lunch and poster presentations Robin Murray Lecture Theatre and Education Hub

14:00 - 15:10 pm         Session 3: Chair:  Dr. Frank Hirth (King’s College London)

14:00 - 14:20 pm          Prof. Annalisa Pastore King’s College London & UK Dementia Research Institute

                                          “The role of RNA in coacervation”

14:20 - 14:50 pm          Dr. Rebecca Sims Cardiff University, UK

                                          “Alzheimer’s disease genetics – A multiplex model of disease”

14:50 – 15:10 pm         Dr. Po-Wah So, King’s College London, “Iron – stark iller, its role in Alzheimer’s disease”

15.10 - 16:15 pm         Session 4: Chair:  Prof. Diane Hanger (King’s College London)

15:10 - 15:30 pm                Selected presentation from abstracts

15.30 - 16:15 pm          Plenary Lecture, Prof. Luc Buée, Jean-Pierre Aubert Research Center, Lille University, France

                                           “Tau Pathology and the amyloid cascade hypothesis”

16.20 – 16.25               Awards for early career researcher poster and oral presentations

16.25–17.30 pm           Wine reception and networking Robin Murray Lecture Theatre and Education Hub

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