In translational research, problems ranging from methodological issues to stakeholders misalignment prevent neuroscience findings to progress to the next development steps, up to implementation in clinics. We aim to improve the efficiency of research on age-related neurodegenerative diseases by tackling such hurdles along the whole translational continuum. Greater efficiency of translational research would provide greater return of research investment to society and improve our ability to face the challenge of the increasing population ageing.

More information in the Research section.


Recent publications

Boccardi M. Translational process. J Transl Med. 2023;21(1):677. doi: 10.1186/s12967-023-04507-7

Teipel S, Tang Y, Boccardi M. Predicting cognitive decline in older people by structural and molecular imaging. Curr Opin Neurol. 2023;36(4):253-263. doi: 10.1097/WCO.0000000000001172.

Grazia A, Altomare D, Preis L, Monsch AU, Cappa SF, Gauthier S, Frölich L, Winblad B, Welsh-Bohmer KA, Teipel SJ, Boccardi M; Consortium for the Harmonization of Neuropsychological Assessment. Feasibility of a standard cognitive assessment in European academic memory clinics. Alzheimers Dement. 2023;19(6):2276-2286. doi: 10.1002/alz.12830

Dodich A, Boccardi M, Sacco L, Monsch AU, Démonet JF, Filardi M, Logroscino G, Salmon DP, Weinbtraub S, Dubois B, Cappa SF, Cerami C; Consortium for the Harmonization of Neuropsychological Assessment for Neurocognitive Disorders.Alzheimers Dement. Answer to "Social cognition assessment for mild neurocognitive disorders". 2022 Jul;18(7):1441-1442. doi: 10.1002/alz12664

Boccardi M, Handels R, Gold M, Grazia A, Lutz MW, Martin M, Nosheny R, Robillard JM, Weidner W, Alexandersson J, Thyrian JR, Winblad B, Barbarino P, Khachaturian AS, Teipel S. Clinical research in dementia: A perspective on implementing innovation. Alzheimers Dement. 2022. doi: 10.1002/alz.12622.

Boccardi M, Monsch AU, Ferrari C, Altomare D, Berres M, Bos I, Buchmann A, Cerami C, Didic M, Festari C, Nicolosi V, Sacco L, Aerts L, Albanese E, Annoni JM, Ballhausen N, Chicherio C, Démonet JF, Descloux V, Diener S, Ferreira D, Georges J, Gietl A, Girtler N, Kilimann I, Klöppel S, Kustyniuk N, Mecocci P, Mella N, Pigliautile M, Seeher K, Shirk SD, Toraldo A, Brioschi-Guevara A, Chan KCG, Crane PK, Dodich A, Grazia A, Kochan NA, de Oliveira FF, Nobili F, Kukull W, Peters O, Ramakers I, Sachdev PS, Teipel S, Visser PJ, Wagner M, Weintraub S, Westman E, Froelich L, Brodaty H, Dubois B, Cappa SF, Salmon D, Winblad B, Frisoni GB, Kliegel M; Consortium for the Harmonization of Neuropsychological Assessment for Neurocognitive Disorders. Harmonizing neuropsychological assessment for mild neurocognitive disorders in Europe. Alzheimers Dement. 2022;18(1):29-42. doi: 10.1002/alz.12365.

Full publication list in the Publications section.



Besides DZNE, current research is funded by the Innovative Medicine Initiative - 2 (IMI-2): European Platform for Neurodegenerative Diseases (EPND) project and by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung - (BMBF): Preparing Primary Care for Alzheimer’s Disease Risk Communication: An Empirical-Ethical Framework (PREPARE) project

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