Professor Julie Williams is one of the UK's leading figures in Alzheimer's research and plays a key role in the Medical Research Council (MRC) Centre on Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics as Head of the Neurodegeneration section. Professor Williams' research focuses on identifying and understanding genes, which increase the risk of developing complex psychological and neurodegenerative disorders. Having initially worked on Schizophrenia, her research has moved to Alzheimer’s disease, which remains her main research interest to date. Among her most important work is the discovery of susceptibility genes for Alzheimer’s disease – findings highlighted by Time Magazine as among the top 10 medical breakthroughs of 2009. Professor Williams was recently appointed Chief Scientific Advisor for Wales.

A lecture by Professor Julie Williams as part of Cardiff University's 'Science in Health' public lecture series.

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