Title of project or programme

RCUK Centre for Brain Ageing and Vitality

Principal Investigators of project/programme grant
Title Forname Surname Institution Country
Professor Douglas Turnbull RCUK Centre for Brain Ageing and Vitality UK
Address of institution of lead PI
Institution RCUK Centre for Brain Ageing and Vitality
Street Address Newcastle Biomedicine Campus for Ageing & Vitality, Newcastle University
City Newcastle upon Tyne
Postcode NE4 5PL
  • United Kingdom
Source of funding information

Medical Research Council

Total sum awarded (Euro)


Start date of award


Total duration of award in months


The project/programme is most relevant to
  • Neurodegenerative disease in general
Research abstract in English

The centre will develop two main programmes to address the relationship between the healthy ageing brain and the healthy ageing body. The first programme will build on existing research strengths in age-associated neuronal loss and dysfunction, neurodegeneration and vascular disease and the second will extend current research on exercise, mobility, nutrition and other lifestyles factors that can influence vitality. By focusing on vitality, the centre will empathise the vast potential to deliver major benefits to patients and the general public.

Lay Summary

Types: Investments > €500k
Member States: United Kingdom
Diseases: Neurodegenerative disease in general
Years: 2011
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