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Simon Lovestone


Prior to his current role, Simon Lovestone was Professor of Translational Neuroscience at Oxford University where he founded and led the ARUK Dementia Drug Discovery Institute with Chas Bountra, and before that was at King’s College London where he led the Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health. His research interests are in the mechanisms of Alzheimer’s Disease and in the search for biomarkers and building on these, in drug discovery and experimental medicine. He studied Microbiology at Sheffield University, Medicine at Southampton University and his PhD was from the University of London for research on role of GSK3 in phosphorylation of tau. He was knighted for services to Neuroscience research in 2017.