Whilst at the Alzheimer’s Society Annual Conference (22–23 May, London, UK), we had the pleasure of speaking to Simon Lovestone, a Professor of Translational Neuroscience at the University of Oxford (UK), to hear more about his talk on ‘Dementia – Big problem; Big Data – Big solution?’
In this #NCTalks podcast recorded at the event, Sharon Salt (Editor) speaks to Simon to find out more about big data in dementia, including an overview of the talk given and how scientists can do more big data research. Listen to our podcast below to find out more.
Interview questions and time points:
00:31: First, please could you introduce yourself and tell us about your current role?
00:49: You’ve presented a talk about big data in dementia and how this can be reused – can you give us an overview about this?
01:26: You mentioned in your talk the importance of being able to share and communicate scientific ideas with everyone – whether they come from a scientific background or otherwise – can you tell us more about the importance of this?
02:25: As scientists, how can we do more of this [big data research]?
04:01: What challenges are there in big data and how do you hope to overcome them?
05:45: In your opinion, what further advances in big data do you believe will happen in the next 10 years?
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- The UK DRI, promising dementia research and future outlook
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