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About the Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases

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Welcome to the Wolfson CARD

Our mission at the Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases (the CARD) is to maintain the nervous system healthy as we age and to repair the damage that follows injury.

As we get older we are at high risk of developing problems with sensory functions that can lead to conditions that include chronic pain and hearing loss, and we are more likely to suffer more severe damage to our nervous system following stroke, spinal injury or dementia. As such, our research is geared towards understanding the molecular mechanisms that drive these conditions and harness our scientific knowledge to develop new therapeutic strategies to restore normal sensory function and to better repair injury.

Under the leadership of Professor Marzia Malcangio, the CARD presents a dynamic environment composed by 21 interactive groups to deliver cutting-edge research, teaching and training in these biomedical areas. Part of the Neuroscience Division of the world-renowned Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) at Kings College, the CARD boasts fully equipped laboratories for all aspects of molecular and cell biology complemented by a wide expertise in a range of animal models to help us understand disease processes and test or develop new therapies. Our long-term goal is to make an impact to the quality of life of patients affected by age-related diseases of the nervous system: join us to help delivering our mission!


Research Fellowships

There are several competitive Fellowship schemes to support talented researchers who do not currently have a permanent UK position, for periods of 1-5 years. These are offered by various bodies including Research Councils, Wellcome Trust, Royal Society, Leverhulme Trust etc.   The person who wishes to hold the Fellowship applies via a nominated host institution.  Wolfson CARD  has hosted several holders of such Fellowships in the past. We welcome enquiries from anyone considering applying for such Fellowships nominating Kings College London, Wolfson CARD as the host institution/department. Please either contact a relevant member of the academic staff or email the Head of Department  Professor Marzia Malcangio, to express your interest in Kings College London acting as host institution and to give brief details of the planned application. Academics within the Wolfson CARD can offer help with writing the application. We would need to know of your intentions to apply well in advance of the fellowship deadline for administrative reasons and internal deadlines




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