News

Farewell to one of our members

08 Sep 2021

Our Research Technician Aisling McGarry is leaving the MAP

We are sad to see her go, Aisling McGarry will become a Wellcome Trust MRes/PhD student at King's College London next Autumn. She was involved with the MAP from the start and performed amazingly well! Her input was very valuable and now she is ready for her next academic step.

Public engagement

07 Sep 2021

Sciversity: promoting diversity in science

Sciversity on TikTok aims to encourage secondary school pupils from lower income backgrounds to study science subjects to increase their representation and show them that world class research institutions are for them as much as for anybody else.

New article published

13 Aug 2021

MungeSumstats: A Bioconductor package for the standardisation and quality control of many GWAS summary statistics

Dr Nathan Skene's team recently published a preprint in BioRxiv where they explain how they developed a Bioconductor R package for the standardization and quality control of GWAS summary statistics. Great work!

New article published

28 Jul 2021

Variability in the type and layer distribution of cortical Aβ pathology in familial Alzheimer's disease

Our Research Technician, Dr Nanet Willumsen recently published a paper in Brain Pathology about possible influences of APOE4 genotype and PSEN1 mutation type on Abeta deposition.

New article published

15 Jul 2021

Knock-in models related to Alzheimer's disease: synaptic transmission, plaques and the role of microglia

Our Project Officer, Dr Diana Benitez recently published a paper in Molecular Neurodegeneration journal about how increased glutamate release probability is similar across knock-in and transgenic models of Alzheimer's disease.

UPDATE: Biogen TREM2 project

12 Jul 2021

Another milestone, experiments completed!

We are thrilled to announce that our team successfully completed all the single-cell RNAseq, bulk RNAseq, immunohistochemistry and genotyping experiments last week! We are trying to characterise cell-type-specific transcriptomic changes in TREM2var human brains with Alzheimer's Disease. Stay tuned to hear about our preliminary results!

Neurogenomics Seminars

30 Jun 2021

Tuesday 13th of July: Dr Topher Hübel

From Kings College London, Genetics of eating disorders, behaviours and cognitions. Zoom meeting time: 15:00-16:00h (UK). Contact us for the zoom access link.

Neurogenomics Seminars

30 Jun 2021

Tuesday 13th of July: Dr Topher Hübel

From Kings College London, Genetics of eating disorders, behaviours and cognitions. Zoom meeting time: 15:00-16:00h (UK). Contact us for the zoom access link.

Neurogenomics Seminars

24 Jun 2021

Tuesday 29th of June 2021: Dr Marek Bartosovic

From the Karolinska Institute, Single-cell CUT&Tag profiling of histone modifications in the mouse brain.  Zoom meeting time: 15:00-16:00h (UK). Contact us for the zoom access link.

Neurogenomics Seminars

10 Jun 2021

Tuesday 15th of June 2021: Dr Sarah Dick & Homaira Hamidzada

From the University of Toronto, Cross-tissue organization of resident macrophage subsets. Zoom meeting time: 15:00-16:00h (UK). Contact us for the zoom access link.