The GW4 Aging and Dementia (GW4AD) Consortium

Initiator Fund

This project has been awarded Accelerator funding for the Harnessing Technology to Develop New Models of Alzheimer’s Disease community.

Project period: October 2014 – January 2015

GW4 Community Leads
University of Bath: Roy Jones, Robert Williams
University of Bristol: Patrick Kehoe, Seth Love
Cardiff University: Mike Owen, Julie Williams, Nigel Williams, John Gallacher
University of Exeter: Katie Lunnon, Jonathan Mill, David Llewellyn, Iain Lang

Project outcomes

  • Taken steps to bring together community resources that could in the future make up a website for the group
  • Set up a shared Dropbox folder, which contains a mailing list of 99 participants, the notes from the breakout group, and an excel spreadsheet that details the resources
  • Many breakout groups have planned further grant applications
  • The next step for many of the groups is the application for either accelerator funding or other pump-priming funds for research activity
  • Secured additional funding for the conference from Alzheimer’s research UK, Alzheimer’s Society and BRACE