Faculty of Medical Sciences

Staff Profile

Professor Johannes Attems

Professor of Neuropathology, Honorary Consultant Pathologist


Professor of Neuropathology

Honorary Consultant Pathologist 

Director, Neuropathology Newcastle Brain Tissue Resource

Editor-in-Chief, Acta Neuropathologica

Chair Neuropathology Proceedings Group Brains for Dementia Research

Area of expertise: Neuropathology, Neurodegeneration

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Research Interests

My research interest is neurodegenerative diseases of the ageing brain with a focus on clinico-neuropathological correlative studies. Despite the categorisation of age associated neurodegenerative diseases into specific subtypes, such as Alzheimer's disease and Lewy body diseases, it becomes more and more apparent that the ageing brain is characterised by the presence of multiple pathologies. Hence, I aim to improve the neuropathological assessment of this cerebral multimorbidity (e.g. by employing fully automated quantitative assessment of neuropathological lesions) to evaluate the combined influence of various morbidities on the clinical picture as this might lead to the identification of new disease subtypes and thereby to the development of novel therapeutic strategies against age associated neurodegeneration.

167 publications since 2003, times cited: 4583, h-index: 40 (google scholar, Jan 2017)

See also the website of my research group: http://research.ncl.ac.uk/ndprg/