The Stroke Research Group undertakes both experimental and clinical research, on various aspects of Stroke ranging from prevention to neurorehabilitation. Much of our research is translational.
NIHR Stroke Research Workshop 2020 (medical student bursaries available)
The 4th NIHR Stroke Research Workshop will be held in College Court Leicester on Tuesday September 22nd & Wednesday September 23rd. The local host will be Professor Tom Robinson.
This promises to be another exciting workshop. Once again we will have open abstracts submission and medical student bursaries (for which the closing date will be Friday 19th June). Further information will be available here, and via our twitter site (@camstroke).
Full details of the medical student bursaries are available here:
NIHR Stroke Research Workshop 2019
The 3rd NIHR Stroke Research Workshop was held in Manchester on 11th & 12th September at Chancellors Hotel & Conference Centre. It was a highly successful meeting with both international and national invited speakers, and over 40 submitted abstracts. Feedback was excellent. A short report on the meeting is available here:
A Big Congratulations: Fellowships awarded in the Stroke Research Group
Congratulations to 2 members of the Stroke Research Group who this week have been awarded personal fellowships.
Dr Alex Granata has been awarded a Medical Research Foundation Mid-Career Researcher Fellowship. This is to focus on genetic causes of stroke affecting young adults. Alex will use it to develop her programme of work which uses iPSC models to investigate the pathogenesis of cerebral small vessel disease. This is the commonest type of monogenic stroke.
Dr Robin Brown has been awarded a Guarantors of Brain Clinical Research Fellowship. He will use this to fund a PhD which is looking at the mechanisms of disease progression in cerebral small vessel disease utilising both PET and MR imaging techniques.
Many congratulations to both of them.
Research interests of the group include:
Our research is closely linked, and co-located, with a comprehensive clinical stroke programme in Addenbrooke’s Hospital. This includes a dedicated Hyperacute Stroke Unit, the Lewin Stroke Rehabilitation Unit, and a daily TIA service. We run a National referral service for patients with monogenic forms of stroke, particularly CADASIL.
Research in the Group is funded by:
Visit our sister page to find out more about our work on CADASIL and other projects, Cambridge Stroke.