Marta Querol Vilaseca has presented her doctoral thesis entitled “New methods of digital neuropathology applied to neurodegenerative diseases“.
The thesis has been directed and tutored by Dr. Alberto Lleó, and discusses new methodologies that are useful to examine the changes that occur at the microscopic level in the brain of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, such as frontotemporal dementia.
Using digital tools, Marta Querol has been able to specify the neuropathological location of the inflammatory protein YKL-40 and characterize the structure of amyloid plaques, the main component of Alzheimer’s disease. She has also observed the brain changes in a patient who had participated in a clinical trial with Verubecestat, a molecule aimed at inhibiting the production of amyloid protein.
Given the current epidemiological situation, the presentation has been made in a hybrid format: face-to-face with limited capacity and retransmitted electronically, and the doctoral student has obtained the highest rating.
Congratulations, Dr. Marta Querol, PhD!!