Mayor of Oadby and Wigston Visit

Posted by mn251 at Mar 15, 2019 03:35 PM |
The Mayor visited the University as part of his support for the Alzheimer’s Society.

The Mayor of Oadby and Wigston Councillor David Carter, accompanied by the Mayor’s consort, Mrs Janet Carter, visited the University to learn more about the world-class research being conducted into neurodegenerative diseases.

His Mayoral charity is the Alzheimer’s Society and Mr Carter was able to hear about the work the Society is funding at the University. He met with Professor Elizabeta Mukaetova-Ladinska – Chair in Old Age Psychiatry, Professor Kevin Paterson – Professor of Experimental Psychology, and Flaviano Giorgini – Professor of Neurogenetics.

He was further welcomed by Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Monks on a three-hour tour of campus, which included a visit to Attenborough Arts Centre to see the Talking Heads exhibition. He also met with postgraduate students and watched experiments with fruit flies used in research into Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

Mr Carter, who is an alumnus of the University, said: “It was wonderful to see the talented and dedicated staff and students who make a valuable contribution to greater understanding of Alzheimer’s disease.

“I have good reason to be proud of the University – its botanical garden is the jewel in the crown of the borough.  Janet and I were very impressed by the developments on campus and it was a privilege to see the lab where DNA fingerprinting was discovered 35 years ago.”

  • The Leicester Grammar School Big Band is performing a concert in aid of The Alzheimer’s Society on Wednesday 10 April at 7.30pm at the Grammar School in Great Glen LE8 9FL. Entry is £10 pp and free for under-18s. More info is available on their website or by calling 0116 259 1966

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