Professor Claude M. Wischik, co-founder and Executive Chairman of TauRx Therapeutics, along with colleagues at the University of Aberdeen, has devoted nearly 30 years to investigating the structure and role of tau tangles in the development of Alzheimer’s, frontotemporal dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases. Prof. Wischik discovered that the neurofibrillary tangles seen in Alzheimer’s disease are made of sub-units of the tau protein and he and his team have published extensively in the field.

Gauthier, S, et al. (2016) Efficacy and safety of tau-aggregation inhibitor therapy in patients with mild or moderate Alzheimer’s disease: a randomized, controlled, double-blind, parallel-arm, phase 3 trial. Available at: The Lancet

Lai, R.Y.K., et al. (2016) Absence of a Role for Phosphorylation in the Tau Pathology of Alzheimer’s Disease. Available at: Biomolecules

Rickard, J. E., et al. (2016) Assays for the Screening and Characterization of Tau Aggregation Inhibitors. Available at: Tau Protein.

Šimic, G, et al. (2016) Tau protein hyperphosphorylation and aggregation in Alzheimer's disease and other tauopathies, and possible neuroprotective strategies. Available at: Biomolecules

Vuksanovic V, Staff RT, Ahearn T, et al. (2016) Frontotemporal atrophy and clinical estimates of disease severity in behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia: The role of cognitive reserve. Presented at the Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference, Manchester, UK.