Cardiff Scientific Society: The Role of Metals in Alzheimer’s Disease – The Science Behind the Headlines

24/01/2018, 19:00 - 20:00

Members only but membership can be bought at the event (£15 adults, free under-18s)

Speaker: Dr Joanna Collingwood (Warwick University)

Metal elements, including iron, aluminium, manganese and others, are linked with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and related forms of neurodegeneration. Popular science coverage of the reported links is often dramatic but provides limited insight into the underlying complex science. In the first part of this talk, we will explore the progress that has been made in understanding the role of metal elements in the human brain in health and disease. In the second part, we will look at how this improved understanding is underpinning research into improved diagnosis and treatments for a range of neurodegenerative disorders.


Cardiff Scientific Society

Cardiff Scientific Society is a members only, non-profit making organisation that retains the aims set out when it was founded in 1926, “By Lectures, Demonstrations, etc, of a popular nature, to extend interest in the application of Science to everyday life.”

The Society runs a series of lectures on scientific topics throughout the year. These are aimed at anyone with an interest in science. Lectures are members only but membership can be bought online, by post and at the door.

Single lectures can be attended for a £5 fee or a Membership can be purchased to cover the whole year. Current fees are £15 for adult members. Young members (18 and under) and Students can join for free.


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