Dr Francesco Tamagnini

A University of Reading researcher has been honoured with a reception in his home country of San Marino.

On the 13th of August 2018, the Most Excellent Regent Captains of the Republic of San Marino received in a private audience five San Marino citizens working abroad and excelling in their own respective fields.

Dr Francesco Tamagnini, Lecturer in Pharmacology at the University of Reading School of Pharmacy, was one of the five, and had the chance to talk about his research into Alzheimer’s Disease and how his career path took him from San Marino to Reading.

Dr Tamagnini is currently working on the alteration of the electrical activity in the brain with Alzheimer’s Disease. His work is mainly carried out on mice, genetically modified to resemble the pathological and behavioural signs of Alzheimer’s disease.

One of his projects, in collaboration with the State Hospital of the Republic of San Marino and the University of San Marino, with the participation of University of Exeter and Bristol, aims at clinically validating electroencephalography (known as EEG) as a diagnostic tool for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Attendees at the televised reception in San Marino