Co-ordination Of UK Network Of Brain Banks

Lead Research Organisation: University of Bristol

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Publications

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Giaccone G (2011) New lexicon and criteria for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. in The Lancet. Neurology

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Samarasekera N (2013) Brain banking for neurological disorders. in The Lancet. Neurology

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Sherwood K (2011) A new index of agonal state for neurological disease. in Neuropathology and applied neurobiology

 
Description Ministerial Summit on Dementia
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact THis Summit identified the needs and approaches to tackle the grwoing problem of dementia in the UK, from research, treatment and care perspectives. Further consultations are planned, to which I have been invited in 2011.
URL http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130123200743/http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstat...
 
Title MRC UK Brain Bank Network Database 
Description Construction of a common database in a format to allow researchers access to information on which type of brain tissue samples are available for research use, where the samples are held and how to access them. This will be in a web-based format and will be hoted on the MRC website. Data collection and database construction is currently in progress. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2009 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Use of human brain tissue in neuroscience research in UK. 
URL https://www.mrc.ac.uk/research/facilities-and-resources-for-researchers/brain-banks/how-to-access-br...
 
Description MRC Network of UK Brain Banks 
Organisation Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department Cambridge Brain Bank
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution I have created a Network of Brain Banks in the UK, involving 10 different centres, to imrpove the standards of operation and to increase the use of huuman brain tissue in Neuroscience research
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.
Impact Creation of a Network with a Steering Committee, Management group, Users Group and Website. Interface with other UK funders of brain banks including Parkinson's UK, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Alzheimer Society and the Alzheimer Research Trust.
Start Year 2009
 
Description MRC Network of UK Brain Banks 
Organisation Imperial College London
Department Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Tissue Bank
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I have created a Network of Brain Banks in the UK, involving 10 different centres, to imrpove the standards of operation and to increase the use of huuman brain tissue in Neuroscience research
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.
Impact Creation of a Network with a Steering Committee, Management group, Users Group and Website. Interface with other UK funders of brain banks including Parkinson's UK, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Alzheimer Society and the Alzheimer Research Trust.
Start Year 2009
 
Description MRC Network of UK Brain Banks 
Organisation King's College London
Department Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I have created a Network of Brain Banks in the UK, involving 10 different centres, to imrpove the standards of operation and to increase the use of huuman brain tissue in Neuroscience research
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.
Impact Creation of a Network with a Steering Committee, Management group, Users Group and Website. Interface with other UK funders of brain banks including Parkinson's UK, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Alzheimer Society and the Alzheimer Research Trust.
Start Year 2009
 
Description MRC Network of UK Brain Banks 
Organisation Newcastle University
Department Institute for Ageing and Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I have created a Network of Brain Banks in the UK, involving 10 different centres, to imrpove the standards of operation and to increase the use of huuman brain tissue in Neuroscience research
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.
Impact Creation of a Network with a Steering Committee, Management group, Users Group and Website. Interface with other UK funders of brain banks including Parkinson's UK, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Alzheimer Society and the Alzheimer Research Trust.
Start Year 2009
 
Description MRC Network of UK Brain Banks 
Organisation University College London
Department Institute of Neurology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I have created a Network of Brain Banks in the UK, involving 10 different centres, to imrpove the standards of operation and to increase the use of huuman brain tissue in Neuroscience research
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.
Impact Creation of a Network with a Steering Committee, Management group, Users Group and Website. Interface with other UK funders of brain banks including Parkinson's UK, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Alzheimer Society and the Alzheimer Research Trust.
Start Year 2009
 
Description MRC Network of UK Brain Banks 
Organisation University of Bristol
Department School of Clinical Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I have created a Network of Brain Banks in the UK, involving 10 different centres, to imrpove the standards of operation and to increase the use of huuman brain tissue in Neuroscience research
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.
Impact Creation of a Network with a Steering Committee, Management group, Users Group and Website. Interface with other UK funders of brain banks including Parkinson's UK, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Alzheimer Society and the Alzheimer Research Trust.
Start Year 2009
 
Description MRC Network of UK Brain Banks 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I have created a Network of Brain Banks in the UK, involving 10 different centres, to imrpove the standards of operation and to increase the use of huuman brain tissue in Neuroscience research
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.
Impact Creation of a Network with a Steering Committee, Management group, Users Group and Website. Interface with other UK funders of brain banks including Parkinson's UK, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Alzheimer Society and the Alzheimer Research Trust.
Start Year 2009
 
Description MRC Network of UK Brain Banks 
Organisation University of Manchester
Department Community-Based Medicine
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I have created a Network of Brain Banks in the UK, involving 10 different centres, to imrpove the standards of operation and to increase the use of huuman brain tissue in Neuroscience research
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.
Impact Creation of a Network with a Steering Committee, Management group, Users Group and Website. Interface with other UK funders of brain banks including Parkinson's UK, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Alzheimer Society and the Alzheimer Research Trust.
Start Year 2009
 
Description MRC Network of UK Brain Banks 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity (OHBA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I have created a Network of Brain Banks in the UK, involving 10 different centres, to imrpove the standards of operation and to increase the use of huuman brain tissue in Neuroscience research
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.
Impact Creation of a Network with a Steering Committee, Management group, Users Group and Website. Interface with other UK funders of brain banks including Parkinson's UK, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Alzheimer Society and the Alzheimer Research Trust.
Start Year 2009
 
Description MRC Network of UK Brain Banks 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Department Department of Neuroscience
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I have created a Network of Brain Banks in the UK, involving 10 different centres, to imrpove the standards of operation and to increase the use of huuman brain tissue in Neuroscience research
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.Collaboration in Network activities.
Impact Creation of a Network with a Steering Committee, Management group, Users Group and Website. Interface with other UK funders of brain banks including Parkinson's UK, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Alzheimer Society and the Alzheimer Research Trust.
Start Year 2009
 
Description Association of Clinical Pathologists Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Over 60 professionals attended this event:Spring Meeting of the Association of Clinical pathologists, Caledonian Branch. My presentation ws entitled " CJD: the "tip of the iceberg" of prion diseases?

Greater awareness of the presentation s of human prion diseases and the need for referral to the National CJD Research & Surveillance Unit and MRC Prion Unit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Brain banking Event, Edinburgh Science Festival 2010 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 85 members of the publci attended an interactive event with presentations and discussion and voting on questions on the toipic "What shoudl happen to your brain when you die"? in relation to research into neurological diseases.

Heightened awareness of brain donation for research in Scotland
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Human Tissue in Research Consensus Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact HUman TIssue in Research Consensus Day, December 6th 2012, Wellcome Trust Clinical rsearch Facility, Edinburgh. My presentation was entitled " Networking across Scotland and beyond"

Improved awareness of the ethics and regulatory environment for biobanking of human tissues
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description NOCRI Dementia Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact This event took place in Lodnon on January 31st 2011. My presentation was entitled " UK Brain Banking in the 2st century: benefits, issues and challenges".

Greater awarenes in professionals, civial servant and policymakers of the difficulties faced by brain banking in the UK and need for researchers to have high quality tissue samples available from brain banks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Public Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public Lecture as part of the "Medical Detectives" series in the University of Edinburgh

Lecture was recorded for dissemination to schools
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
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