Deputy Director, Dementia Research Institute at King’s College London

Lawrence Rajendran is a professor of Systems and Cell biology of Neurodegeneration at the University of Zurich. His lab focuses on understanding the cellular complexity underlying Alzheimer’s disease. He is one of the founding members of the International Society for Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV) and served on the board as the Steering committee member. On the social side, he is also the founder of Raise.Rural, a non-profit organization dedicated to support rural students in India to pursue research. He has won many awards and honors including the European Young Scientist Grand Prize, German Neuroscience Society’s Schilling’s prize, the Breuer Award, the National Medal of Honor and the President’s Prize by the Govt. of Panama, German Alzheimer’s Hirnliga’s Steinberg-Krupp Prize, Boehringer Ingelheim Apopis Prize, European Neuroscience Society Award and a University gold medalist in both Bachelors and Masters. Rajendran featured in the 2009 World’s top 100 Scientists. He is also the founder and Chairman of ScienceMatters, the next generation open-access and open science journal platform that publishes single observations in science. He is interested in enabling reproducibility and equality in research and thus has keen interest in using blockchain in scientific publishing.