Google Maps in the brains of people with Alzheimer's


About the research

Did you know that the number of people with Alzheimer's disease is likely to triple by 2050? The good news is that for some years now, Alzheimer's research has been gaining momentum, thanks in part to innovative techniques. Lena Duchateau (UAntwerpen - VIB - FWO) uses one such technique: in situ sequencing, or the Google Maps of the brain. She guides you through this in this video.

Lena Duchateau

Driven by an interest in genetics and neuroscience, combined with a mission to make the world a better place, Lena’s aim is to help cure Alzheimer’s disease. After studying biochemistry and biotechnology, Lena started her PhD at the VIB-UAntwerp center for Molecular Neurology. There Lena uses patient-derived biomaterials, such as donated brain, to study DNA and RNA, and help uncover the mysteries of Alzheimer.

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