CHRISTOPHER CHEN BIO

Dr Christopher Chen is a Senior Clinician-Scientist at the National Medical Research Council of Singapore, Associate Professor at the Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, and Director of the Memory Aging and Cognition Centre, National University Healthcare System.

He read for the Medical and Natural Science Tripos at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University, graduating in Physiology & Psychology in 1982. His clinical training was at the University of Oxford from where he graduated in 1985. In 1990, he was elected the Janssen Junior Research Fellow at Worcester College, Oxford University and was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Neurology, London.

His major research and clinical interests are the neurochemistry, molecular biology and treatment of stroke and dementia. He has published over 150 peer reviewed papers and book chapters, serves on editorial boards and has been a member of several trial steering committees and advisory panels.

Since returning to Singapore in 1995, Dr Chen has developed comprehensive multi-disciplinary dementia programmes and encouraged collaborative research in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. In addition, he has developed a Trials Unit focusing on stroke and dementia with extensive international collaborations. He is at present responsible for the NUHS translational dementia research programme.

Currently he is Secretary of the Asian Society Against Dementia; member of the Finance Sub-Committee of the World Federation of Neurology, International Stroke Society Board of Directors, International Society for Vascular Behavioural and Cognitive Disorders Executive Committee and the Alzheimer’s Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer Research and Treatment (ISTAART) Advisory Committee.