This blog was originally featured on the Alzheimer’s Society blog.

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Announced today, Professor Bart De Strooper has been selected from a competitive pool of international candidates to lead the UK’s first Dementia Research Institute (DRI).

People living with dementia and carers from the founding charity networks supported the recruitment process, demonstrating a commitment to involving people affected by dementia in the creation and running of the Institute from the outset.

What is the Dementia Research Institute?

The Dementia Research Institute marks a combined investment of £250m from the Medical Research Council, Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK that will transform the landscape of dementia research in the UK. As Director, Bart has set out his vision to build an institute of international repute with a central focus on the biological mechanisms underpinning dementia, coupled with a broad vision and strategy to support research in care, technology and public health.

To read more, visit the Alzheimer’s Society website.

This story was also featured on the UCL website.