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Collaborate with fellow data scientists and dementia researchers at a DPUK datathon – a free three day event to kick start new dementia studies. Travel bursaries are available and places are limited.

Data experts have the keys to one of the biggest health challenges of our time. By bringing creative thinkers from a range of backgrounds in a highly-focused hackathon style event, a DPUK datathon sees data scientists bring together traditional statistical techniques and machine learning for dementia. DPUK datathons are a partnership initiative with the Alan Turing Institute, Alzheimer’s research UK, the host university and DPUK.

Working at the frontiers in dementia research

The difficulty in understanding the invisible early stages of dementia is one of the biggest barriers to progress in treatment development today – and is the one where the data experts come in. At the DPUK datathon the data scientists will bring a variety of techniques to bear on DPUK’s real world health study data to explore new patterns that could pave the way to accelerating treatment.

Bringing together the best data techniques

The attendee selection process is an important stage in ensuring that there is the right mix of skills in the room. The analysts will work in multi-disciplinary groups to facilitate learning and fresh approaches to the problems in dementia research.

Analysts are encouraged to apply soon for a place at the datathon – applications close on 4 October at 9am.

Find out more and apply at