Prof Steven Collins
Tackling key epidemiological and basic scientific research issues in prion diseases.
Alzheimer's disease & other dementias
prion diseases | epidemiology | population genetics | dementia | diagnostic marker
Proposed Practitioner Fellowship research will simultaneously include epidemiological and basic scientific projects, emphasising human prion disease. Epidemiological research will involve large-scale studies to clarify genetic factors that influence susceptibility to developing prion disease, as well as clarify whether Alzheimer disease is transmissible, while basic scientific research will include determining the characteristics of the misfolded prion proteins causing neuronal disease.