With a total of two million euros for the first four fellows of the "Einstein BUA/Oxford Visiting Fellow" program, the Einstein Foundation Berlin is strengthening the scientific partnership between the Berlin University Alliance (BUA) and the University of Oxford. One of the Fellows is neurologist Prof. Peter Rothwell, Director of the Wolfson Centre for Prevention of Stroke and Dementia. He will conduct research at the Center for Stroke Research at Charité.
The aim of the Einstein BUA/Oxford Visiting Fellow program is to integrate top scientists and excellent young researchers with established research positions at the University of Oxford into the Berlin research and science landscape on a long-term basis, and in this way to further strengthen the Oxford Berlin science cooperation.
The first four fellows of the program - Peter Rothwell, Tarik Abou-Chadi, Stefano Evangelista, and Karen Leeder - cover a broad range of topics, including stroke and dementia research as well as political science and democracy studies, English studies, and literature. The fellows will establish their Berlin research groups later this year and will supervise them during their three-year fellowship in the course of several working visits, jointly conducting research projects and events and contributing to teaching. They will also involve Berlin researchers in their work at the University of Oxford.
Peter Rothwell is a renowned clinical scientist who has been conducting research on the causes of stroke and vascular dementia at the University of Oxford for over 20 years. In the funded project, he will work with ECN Member Dr. Philipp Mergenthaler of the Center for Stroke Research to investigate impaired glucose metabolism - particularly diabetes - as a previously underestimated risk factor for stroke and dementia. A particular focus will be on prevention.