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Dr Francesco Aprile

Subject Protein Biochemistry and Biophysics
Fellow type Postdoctoral By-Fellows
Year started 2018

Biography


Dr. Francesco A. Aprile is a Senior Research Fellow of the Alzheimer’s Society in the Department of Chemistry, where he develops antibodies for research and diagnostic applications and as potential therapeutics against Alzheimer’s disease. Before arriving in Cambridge, Francesco completed his PhD in Biology at the University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy), where he studied the formation and toxicity of amyloid aggregates as well as the protective role of molecular chaperones in neurodegeneration. Besides research, Francesco actively participates in outreach programmes with a particular interest in increasing awareness of dementia and widening access to higher education.