Séverine Sabia, awarded by the Vaincre Alzheimer 2024 Foundation

Séverine Sabia from the EpiAgeing team has obtained the Vaincre Alzheimer Foundation cross-border prize with Prof. Martijn Brouwers from Maastricht University in the Netherlands. The funded project was initiated by Frank van der Heide, a post-doctoral fellow in the EpiAgeing team and a former doctoral student in Prof. Brouwers’ team, it aims to study a combination of measurements of nerves and small blood vessels in the retina and their associations with the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other related disorders. The eye is considered to be a window on the brain. Studies have shown that the degeneration of neurons and blood vessels in the retina is involved in the processes underlying cognitive disorders.

This project will be based on data from 1,100 patients from the cognitive neurology centre at the Lariboisière-Fernand Widal hospital and 3,000 cognitively healthy participants from a Dutch general population cohort.

Ultimately, retinal measurements could be an essential tool for improving the early diagnosis of neurocognitive diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease.

L’imagerie rétinienne : un biomarqueur peu coûteux et modulable pour le diagnostic de la maladie d’Alzheimer  (Durée de l’intervention 1:26:22 to 1:36:50)

Séverine Sabia – Senior Researcher – INSERM Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale | LinkedIn

Frank Van der heide – INSERM | LinkedIn

Fondation Vaincre Alzheimer | LinkedIn

severine sabia epiageing
financement prix transfrontalier de la fondation Vaincre Alzheimer


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