Folding Proteins and Alzheimer’s – A thought-provoking lecture by Dr Priyanka Joshi

By on Apr 26, 2017 in Blog |

We were delighted to host Dr Priyanka Joshi, from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, in the Old Grammar School building at Nexus today. Dr Joshi has visited us to give a lecture on her research into the causes of Alzheimer’s disease.

She works in the Centre for Misfolding Diseases and is currently working on a promising new therapy which is about to begin the long, arduous journey of clinical testing. Her team have developed a new compound which appears to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease by slowing the aggregation of misfolding proteins. You heard it here first!

Dr Joshi’s talk was very well received by her captivated audience and she was kind enough to stay to answer all of their questions.

For more information about upcoming lectures, which are open to all students in Years 10-13 in Cornwall, click here.