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Making it Brain 2022 – Finding a Career in Neuroscience

Neuroscience research & career webinars for young people and students

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Following our massively successful “Making it Brain” web event last year, the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) is delighted to host our second research and careers mini-conference for late-stage (16+) secondary school students!

This is a brilliant opportunity to learn more about the career of an academic scientist or clinician and their fascinating research into the workings of the brain. We’ll be showcasing diverse topics from across our Institute – from cells to circuits, systems to patients! You’ll have the chance to hear from leading researchers about their motivations and the journeys that led them into the field of neuroscience and neurodegenerative disease, followed by a live Q&A.

We’ll also be taking you behind the scenes of a working laboratory in a series of videos to experience the range of techniques we use to investigate the brain and its unique characteristics.

Find out more about the UK DRI at, and more advice on careers in neuroscience from the British Neuroscience Association at

For more information on careers options for students take a look at our Careers Resources

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The UK DRI breaks new ground by bringing together world-leading expertise in biomedical, care and translational dementia research in a national institute currently made up of over 600 researchers and a support team of over 50, all growing rapidly.

The institute carries out research relevant to all dementias, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, vascular dementia, Huntington’s disease and beyond.

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