News

A new member joins the team

31 Jan 2022

Multi-omics analyses for human Alzheimer’s disease research

We are glad to welcome Eléonore Schneegans to the MAP team! Her PhD project involves looking at molecular profiles of neuroprotective versus neurotoxic microglia which are thought to be potential therapeutic targets for AD.

New paper out!

28 Jan 2022

Diverse human astrocyte and microglial transcriptional responses to Alzheimer’s pathology

This new publication highlights responses of both astrocytes and microglia for pathological protein clearance and inflammation, as well as glial transcriptional diversity in Alzheimer`s Disease.

New article out!

14 Jan 2022

scFlow: A Scalable and Reproducible Analysis Pipeline for Single-Cell RNA Sequencing Data

Our team published some exciting results in BioRxiv where they demonstrate the functionality of the analysis pipeline from sparse-matrix quality control through to insight discovery with examples of four datasets.

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year 2022!

10 Dec 2021

Here we have some members of the MAP team enjoying dinner just before the Christmas break. Check out our photo!

UPDATE: MAP study

24 Nov 2021

Brain samples were successfully received from Kings College London and the University of Edinburgh!

We are excited to announce that the teams from the London Neurodegenerative Diseases Brain Bank and the Edinburgh Brain Bank did an amazing job with obtaining brain tissue samples for our MAP study.

Frozen and fixed samples successfully received from the Netherlands Brain Bank!

01 Nov 2021

UPDATE: The effects of experimental delay on freshly resected tissue for single nuclei transcriptomics

Our study "The effects of experimental delay on freshly resected tissue for single nuclei transcriptomics" aka Tissue Quality control project is moving forward!

Welcome to the MAP team

01 Oct 2021

Our warmest welcome to the new Research Technicians

Our team is growing and we are glad to have Vicky Chau and Emily Adair on board!

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!