Lucy Stirland wins 2020 Porto Research Award

Lucy Stirland has been awarded the 2020 Porto Research Award from the European Federation of Psychiatric Trainees (EFPT) for her paper using EPAD V500.0 data, published last year in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. The aims of this award are to encourage psychiatric trainees to conduct research and contribute to the engagement of psychiatry trainees…

Interview with Luigi Lorenzini

Could you tell us a bit about you and your work? After studying Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology in Rome I started my PhD in Amsterdam as part of the EPAD project. My work within EPAD consists in analysing neuroimaging outcomes to first create a shared and publicly available dataset for internal and external researchers and…

Interview with Rodrigo Barnes

Tell us a bit about the institution/company/organisations you work for. For the last twelve years, I’ve been working at Aridhia (https://aridhia.com), an SME based in Edinburgh and Glasgow specialising in informatics for biomedical research. After working for some years with specialist clinicians in hospitals and clinics with specialised medical data, we found our current focus…

COVID-19 Update and online resources

The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has inevitably impacted EPAD and its consortium members. The EPAD project management team is monitoring the situation closely. Most EPAD research and clinical trial activities had to stop as of early March as progressively universities across Europe closed, and the clinical sites were either closed or saw site staff redeployed to…

Interview with Jean Manson

What is your current role in EPAD? My current role in EPAD is the PI of the EPAD Bioresource. This is the sample collection that has been taken from EPAD participants from across Europe and is held at the University of Edinburgh. The Bioresource is responsible for the safe storage of these samples and for…

EPAD publishes a paper on the cognitive functions as predictors of Alzheimer’s disease biomarker status

The EPAD team published a new paper entitled “Cognitive Functions as Predictors of Alzheimer’s Disease Biomarker Status in the European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia Cohort” in the journal of Alzheimer’s disease. Abstract: Alterations in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) biomarkers have been observed decades before the onset of dementia. Cognitive dysfunction, while central to the clinical diagnosis…