Ageing and Neuroscience


Associate Professor Liz Milward

Associate Professor Liz Milward

PhD Students

Ritambhara Aryal, Mohitosh Biswas, Nilofar Daneshi, Kristy Martin, Al Shahandeh, Jason Woods, Khadem Ali (co-sup.)

Junior Students

Melissa Baldwin, Cassandra Bower, Sam Gerami, Ryan Horn, Will Myles


The laboratory research applies omics and bioinformatics as well as more traditional cellular, molecular and functional approaches to understand central nervous system health and disease.

The group have had two major papers accepted on iron-myelin interactions in brain degenerative and psychiatric conditions following requests to collaborate on projects by researchers from University College London and UK Brain Expression Consortium.

The group are also working with pharmacy and other academics and industry stakeholders to align research and education for responsible delivery of precision medicine in healthcare practice.

A/Professor Milward attended two advisory group meetings for the US NIH Precision Medicine Initiative (Nashville; Intel, San Francisco) and chaired the ‘Big Data, Personal Genomics and Bioinformatics’ stream of the Global Precision Medicine Congress, London, September 2015.

In 2015 the laboratory had 1 PhD completion (Moones Heidari), 5 confirmations (Ali, Aryal, Biswas, Martin, Shahandeh) and new PhD student Jason Woods was awarded a Vice Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship. Moones Heidari won the School Paper of the Year award and Ritu Aryal, Moones Heidari and Jason Woods all received Beautiful Science awards.

In 2015, the group had 8 papers and 1 encyclopaedia chapter accepted for publication with 3 international presentations (Milward University College London and University of Warwick, UK; Shahandeh, International BioIron Society, Hangzhou, China) and 20 posters at 1 international and 4 national conferences.