MARIE BRUUN – DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSTICS OF NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES
MD. Her PhD project explores the potentials of and validates the PredictND tool, a data-driven diagnostic decision support system designed to assist in differential diagnostics of dementia diseases. Is also studying the properties of quantitative measurements of motor signs as diagnostic or prognostic biomarkers.
ANE NØRGAARD CHRISTENSEN – USE OF PSYCHOTROPIC DRUGS IN PATIENTS WITH DEMENTIA
MD. Using nationwide registry data, her PhD project investigates time trends in the use of antipsychotics and other psychotropic drugs as well as the extent of the use of antipsychotics in combination with other psychotropic drugs (psychotropic polypharmacy) among patients with dementia in Denmark.
LE GJERUM – OPTIMISING 18F-FDG-PET IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF DEMENTIA DISORDERS
MD. Her PhD project will optimise and evaluate a visual 18F-FDG-PET rating scale for cingulate island sign as a biomarker for DLB.
CAMILLA STEEN JENSEN – BIOMARKES AND EXERCISE IN PATIENTS WITH ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
MSc. Her PhD project investigates the beneficial effect of physical exercise on patients with AD measures in CSF. Various aspects are being studied of the biochemical parts of AD, among others the diagnostic biomarkers amyloid-beta and tau.
MARIE NATHALIE NICKELSEN HELLEM – HUNTINGTON’ S DISEASE
MD. Her coming PhD project will investigate the role of neuroinflammation in the pathogenesis of HD by examining blood and CSF. The aim is also to look for biomarkers and develop HD stem cells.
PETER ROOS – CLINICAL AND MOLECULAR ASPECTS OF FTD LINKED TO FTD-3
MD. In the search for early markers and for modifiers of FTD-3, his PhD project examines clinically affected and presymptomatic CHM P2B gene mutation carriers from the Danish FTD-3 family.
NINA ROSTGAARD – CSF BIOMARKERS AND MOLECULAR MECHANISMS IN INHERITED FTD-3
MSc. Her PhD project studies biomarkers in CSF to elucidate if there is a clear FTD-3 profile. The aim is also to understand the underlying disease mechanisms of the disease fibroblasts from FTD-3 patients.
LÆRKE TAUDORF – DEMENTIA AND MORTALITY: A REGISTER-BASED STUDY
D. Her coming PhD project will investigate life expectancy from the time of dementia diagnosis and whether life expectancy has changed over time. It will also investigate whether certain comorbidities are associated with higher mortality. Finally, the project will review the registered causes of death in individuals with dementia.
LAILA ØKSNEBJERG – ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY AND COGNITIVE REHABILITATION
Neuropsychologist. Her project (ReACT), which examines rehabilitation in AD using cognitive support technology, involves the design of tailor-made software to support the cognitive functions of people with dementia through a user-involvement innovation process. Technology implementation methods are also under study, with a main emphasis on cognitive rehabilitation. .