Professor Kevin Morgan
I have been a trustee since 2009 when I succeeded Professor John Mayer as the NSG’s principal professional contact with the scientists engaged in research into neurodegenerative diseases at the Queen’s Medical Centre. Previously I had given talks about the genetic aspects of research at public events organised by the NSG at Nottingham and Derby.
Currently I am the Professor of Human Genomics and Molecular Genetics at the University of Nottingham where my work focuses on the genetics of Alzheimer’s and the use of biomarkers for the early diagnosis of the disease. In collaboration with Steven Younkin of the Mayo Clinic in the USA I have established and maintain one of the largest DNA collections of Alzheimer’s disease samples in the world.
Alzheimer’s Research UK has provided me and my team with extensive funding for our pioneering work which has been the subject of numerous publications, media reports and the public talks I continue to give. Further information about my work is given on our projects page
My hobbies include listening to all types of music especially The Smiths, Morrissey and REM. In my spare time I build and fly model aircraft. I have been a member of UK Team at several World Championships and in 2007 was a British Championships winner.