UK Dementia Research Institute


Launched in 2017, the UK DRI is the single biggest investment the UK has ever made in dementia thanks to £290 million from founding funders the Medical Research Council (MRC), Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK. The UK DRI is revolutionary in scale and scope, bringing together world-leading expertise in biomedical, care and translational dementia research in a national institute currently made up of over 650 researchers, support staff and students, enabling the UK DRI to lead the way in tackling what is now the leading cause of death in England and Wales. 

The UK DRI is delighted join forces with the BNA as Festival Partner for BNA2021 – presenting the perfect opportunity to bring together the wider dementia research and neuroscience communities. It is pleasure to present a plenary lecture from our Director, Professor Bart De Strooper, and host four scientific symposia in the scientific stream of ‘Ageing and dementia’.

If you would like to find out more about the UK DRI, please see our website and please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have further questions.

See the UK DRI programme stream