The Joanne (Jody) Atchison Memorial Research Grant

Contributed by: 

Dick Atchison and Family

This grant was established in 2019.

Research Grants Supported

Professor Parmjit Jat, Lecturer Melissa L.D. Rayner, and Simon Mead, PhD, 2023
MMRC Prion at UCL, Institute of Prion Diseases
"Elucidating the factors required for propagating human CJD prions"

Robert C.C. Mercer, Ph.D., 2023
Department of Biochemistry, Boston University School of Medicine
"The identification of PrPSc interaction partners and the characterization of their role in prion infection and/or propagation"

Franc Llorens, PhD and Inga Zerr, MD, 2021
The Network Center for Biomedical Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases (CIBERNED), Spain and German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases
"Implementation of a blood-based biomarker test for sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob in clinical practice"

Jason Thomas Duskey and Barbara Ruozi, PhD, 2021
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
"Optimization of nanoparticle-mediated brain delivery of a tetracationic porphyrin with potent anti-prion activities"

Dr. Graham S. Jackson, 2019
Development of a quantitative, real-time Protein-Misfolding by Cyclic Amplification (PMCA) reaction
Medical Research Council (MRC) Prion Unit at University College London