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Dr. Rita J. Guerreiro University College London, UK1 Talk
Rita Guerreiro received her B.Sc. in Biomedical Sciences in 2002, M.S. degree in Biomolecular Methods in 2005, and more recently (2010) her PhD (Hons) from the Coimbra University in Portugal. Her PhD work was supervised by Dr. John Hardy and Dr. Catarina Oliveira and was conducted at the Laboratory of... read moreNeurogenetics, NIA, NIH, USA. During this time she studied the genetics of dementia, mainly searching for new mutations and new genes underlying Alzheimer’s disease and Frontotemporal dementia. Rita started working in the Department of Molecular Neuroscience, IoN, UCL in 2010 as a postdoctoral research fellow. Her current research interests include the analysis of genetic variability in several neurological diseases (mainly Parkinson and Alzheimer diseases) and more broadly, trying to understand how genetic variants affect the disease process at the molecular level.