Louise Serpell is a Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Sussex, UK and a Director of Sussex Neuroscience. Her work focusses on protein self-assembly and misfolding at the heart of neurodegenerative diseases and amyloidosis. Prof. Serpell has been conducting research to understand neurodegenerative diseases for over 25 years. She did her PhD in Oxford in 1992-1995 and then spent two years in Toronto, Canada as a postdoc, before returning to work in Cambridge where she set up an independent research group. She has been working at the University of Sussex for the past 18 years and has a particular interest in protein self-assembly. A major aim of her research group is to understand the underlying causes of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Her research group Serpell Lab uses a highly multidisciplinary approach to investigate these questions incorporating a fibrous protein structure determination and neuroscience to examine the protein related mechanisms that lead to AD.
Since the start of the Covid pandemic, misinformation has been spreading on line as fast as the virus itself. So...Read more
There are so many benefits to cold water swimming, if you're brave enough to take the plunge, and make sure...Read more
Professor Louise Serpell examines the dichotomy faced by many in her field who are ambitious but who also want a...Read more
We are a not-for-profit citizen journalism publication. Our aim is to publish well-written, fact-based articles and opinion pieces on subjects that are of interest to people in Sussex and beyond.
Sussex Bylines is a trading brand of Bylines Network Limited, which is a partner organisation to Byline Times.
Learn more about us