In the sixth episode of this season, we are joined by Dr Johanna Jackson, Advanced Research Fellow at the Faculty of Medicine in the Department of Brain Sciences at Imperial College London leading the Multi’omics Atlas Project at the Dementia research institute, which aims to characterise the pathology of human Alzheimer’s Disease (AD).
In today’s episode, we discuss what AD is, the different aspects contributing to the disease and the importance of having an open conversation, both within and outside science, to drive this field forward as well as improving its diversity and inclusion.
Topics covered include:
- The differences between working in industry vs academia
- What is Alzheimer’s Disease?
- The Multi’omics Atlas Project
- The impact of COVID-19 on parenting and scientists
- The importance of collaboration to driving science forward
Find out more about Jo’s work:
Resources mentioned in this episode:
The Multi’omics Atlas Project: https://map-ad.org/
UK Dementia Research Institute: https://ukdri.ac.uk/UK DRI Center at Imperial: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/dementia-research-institute