Imogen Swift

PhD Student

Imogen is a PhD student in the biomarkers lab at the UK Dementia Research Institute. She has a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Exeter and an MSc in Molecular Neuroscience from the University of Bristol. She joined the team in 2018 as a research assistant, helping to co-ordinate the biomarker samples within GENFI. Since 2021 she has been working on developing biomarkers for progranulin-associated FTD as part of her PhD. In 2021 she was shortlisted for the MRC Max Perutz Science Writing Award for a piece called: ‘It’s in the blood: the race to treat frontotemporal dementia.’, and she is also the UCL 2023 winner of the 3-minute Thesis competition (video of her performance here).

  • AAIC FTD-PIA 2023 (Amsterdam, July 2023): Endogenous granulin peptides as novel CSF biomarkers of progranulin-associated FTD
  • ADPD 2023 (Gothenburg, March 2023): Novel CSF biomarkers for progranulin-associated frontotemporal dementia
  • ISFTD 2022 (Lille, November 2022): Prosaposin: a lysosomal CSF biomarker of progranulin-associated frontotemporal dementia