Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

Jan-Jun 2017

CCBS news from January to June 2017.

Jon Stone & Alan Carson awarded President's Medal

June 2017: Congratulations to Jon Stone and Alan Carson on this fantastic achievement.

Celebrating thirty years of the stroke research group!

June 2017: Members of the stroke research group past and present gathered to celebrate 30 years of stroke research in Edinburgh.

Yvonne Chun receives the John D Matthews Award

June 2017: Congratulations to clinical research fellow Yvonne Chun, who has received the John D Matthews Award 2016–2017 for academic excellence in the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences.

Joanna Wardlaw honoured with European Stroke Organisation Presidential Award

May 2017: Congratulations to Professor Joanna Wardlaw (Professor of Applied Neuroimaging and Honorary Consultant Neuroradiologist), who was honoured with the Presidential Award at the European Stroke Conference in Prague, May 2017.

UK Universities join forces to tackle vascular dementia

May 2017: Professor Joanna Wardlaw is leading a large UK collaborative group in a bid to understand vascular dementia.

Special edition of Clinical Science edited by Joanna Wardlaw

May 2017: Professor Joanna Wardlaw has guest edited a special edition of Clinical Science on "Small vessels, dementia & chronic disease".

CCBS researchers join UK Dementia Research Institute

April 2017: Professors Siddharthan Chandran and Joanna Wardlaw are two of the researchers who will form the UK Dementia Research Institute at The University of Edinburgh, part of a £250M nationwide network.

Advanced MR-PET scanning in Edinburgh

March 2017: Hi-tech brain scans using an MRI-PET scanner will give researchers the clearest picture yet of the damage caused by strokes.

Gillian Mead receives the William Farr medal

March 2017: Prof Gillian Mead has received the William Farr medal.

CCBS profiled in The Lancet

March 2017: Our Centre has been profiled in The Lancet.

Susan Shenkin named NHS Research Scotland Clinical Lead for Ageing

March 2017: Congratulations to Dr Susan Shenkin, Clinical Lead for Ageing for NHS Research Scotland.

Could a dementia-free world become a reality?

March 2017: A recording of Professor Craig Ritchie's Inaugural Lecture is now online.

New programme award to reduce sedentary behaviour after a stroke

Feb 2017: Congratulations to CCBS Professor Gillian Mead, who is part of a new £3M NIHR award to develop and evaluate strategies to reduce sedentary behaviour after a stroke.

Genetic clue to causes of depression revealed in major study

Feb 2017: Professor Andrew McIntosh and colleagues have published research that implicates variants in the TOX2 gene in depression.

Chancellor opens new imaging suites

Feb 2017: Two advanced medical scanners have been installed as part of a £14 million makeover of research imaging facilities at the University of Edinburgh.

Yvonne Chun awarded Wilfred Card Lectureship 2016

Jan 2017: Congratulations to clinical academic fellow Yvonne Chun, who has been awarded the Wilfred Card Lectureship 2016.

Study reveals genetic clue to causes of depression

Jan 2017: CCBS researchers have published their findings that a type of depression could be genetically linked to schizophrenia.