New and Updates

The latest developments from our consortium.


05th of December 2018

We are Recruiting!

14th of September 2018

Second VaD Matrix Meeting; Cambridge

31st of August 2018


11th-12th of April 2018


The consortium is looking to recruit a Research Associate to join Prof Tao Wang and Prof Stuart Allan in Manchester. If you have research experience in cell biology and molecular biology we want to hear from you! All details here. Deadline: 7th of January 2019.

The consortium meet in Cambridge to discuss progress and future plans. There were a series of presentations focusing on updates from iPSCs and in-vivo groups alongside discussions on sharing research tools. Following these discussions, immediate and long term goals of the project were discussed. The meeting concluded with a brainstorm of public engagement events and future grants and collaborations opportunities.

Conor Mcquaid is appointed as Research Fellow to join the iPSC team in Cambridge, working alongside Dr Alex Granata and Dr Sanjay Sinha.

The University of Edinburgh Dementia Research Institute (DRI) launches. Prof Karen Horsburgh gives a talk relating to neurogliovascular unit dysruption in models of vascular cognitive impairment. Dr Gaia Brezzo was able to present a poster relating to the VaD Matrix project research aims and plans.

1st of February 2018

First VaD Matrix Meeting; Edinburgh

The newly established consortium meets for the first time in Edinburgh to discuss progress made and future plans. Following a series of background talks and discussion, initial updates on progress of pre-clinical and iPSC models were given. Following group updates public outreach opportunities and future developments were discussed.

3rd of January 2018


Dr Gaia Brezzo is appointed as Research Fellow on the project. She will be joining the in vivo team working alongside Prof Karen Horsburgh and Dr Tom Van Agtmael.