Investigating the role of trace elements in brain ageing

Supervisors: Dr Gordon Waiter, Dr Chris McNeil, Dr Alan Sneddon

Project Description:

Appropriate availability of trace elements (TE) such as iron, selenium, zinc and copper is vital for healthy brain structure and function. Dysregulation of these elements has been linked to age related cognitive decline, and dementia (Shcherbatykh and Carpenter, 2007).