Who’s taking part in the Brain Zone?

Let’s meet the scientists and schools taking part…

The Scientists

Ria Vaportzis | Postdoctoral, Heriot-Watt University

I use tests to see if playing with computers can make older people’s brain faster.

Rachel Harris | PhD Student, University of Bristol

I experiment with human brains to understand why nerve cells die in Alzheimer’s disease.

Joe Bathelt | Postdoctoral, Medical Research Council UK

I’m trying to figure out why some children struggle in school by investigating how their brains are connected.

Iroise Dumontheil | Lecturer, University of London

I use a machine containing a super strong magnet to research how the teenage human brain differs from the adult brain, and whether the differences can explain how teenagers think and behave.

Adrian ChuPhD Student, University of York

A deadly bug can eat your brain and kill you within hours – I want to know why!

The Schools

  • Alford Academy, Aberdeenshire
  • Baltasound Junior High School, Shetland
  • Berkshire College of Agriculture, Berkshire
  • Caerleon Comprehensive School, Newport
  • Dundee and Angus College, Angus
  • Francis Holland School, London
  • Hammersmith Academy, London
  • Hartsdown Academy, Kent
  • Mid-Cheshire College of Further Education, Cheshire
  • Perth Academy, Perth
  • Richmond School, North Yorkshire
  • Selwood Academy, Somerset
  • St Bartholomew’s School, Berkshire
  • The Cooper School, Oxfordshire
  • Weston College, Somerset
  • Wirral Metropolitan College, Marseyside
  • International School of Toulouse, France

This zone is funded by the Wellcome Trust.

Posted on October 19, 2016 by modmichaela in News. 2 Comments.

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