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Cambridge Centre for Frontotemporal Dementia and Related Disorders

Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Studying at Cambridge


Dr Sanne S. Kaalund

Dr Sanne S. Kaalund

Post-doctoral Fellow

E-mail: ssk42[at]

Cambridge CB2 0SZ

Research Interests

As a neuroscientist I am interested in the microscopic structure of the human brain, in particular how changes in the number of brain cells and cell-to-cell connections relate to altered behaviour and cognitive function in brain illnesses. I study the brain at post-mortem, however, as the post mortem brains offers only a snapshot of the illness at the end stage, the ambition of my research is to assist in the development of new brain imaging tools to map and track brain illnesses in vivo. My current research explores such relationships in the severe and incurable neurodegenerative disorder, frontotemporal dementia (FTD). 

Using a set of mathematical and statistically methods, called stereology, I am measuring the burden of protein pathology and numbers of brain cells.

A new short film by Professor Rowe about his journey as a clinician and researcher. Sponsored by AlzheimersResearchUK.

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Hannah Diver created this moving short film about dementia and its impact as a 6th form project

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Interview about new article with Thomas Cope on ITV Anglia

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Emily Fisher, a postgraduate student from the Norwich University of the Arts, created an animated film about a person's experience suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

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