Nico, a Research Assistant based at the University of Birmingham, UK, is sadly leaving the FAB project at the end of August. Nico played a big part in our cognitive data collection efforts and project admin. He is moving to Bristol, UK, where he will take up an exciting role in stroke rehabilitation. From the wider FAB team, we wish you all the best Nico!

We are now finished with recruiting participants in both the UK and Norway. Therefore, we want to give a special thank you to all of the participants who kindly volunteered to participate in our study. Here with a picture of our UK team celebrating this milestone 🙂

Two of our project group members (Hilde Lohne-Seiler and I) recently published an article in the local newspaper in Kristiansand, Norway, with the title “Train the brain by training the body”. Click on the picture below to read the article.

Saturday the 18th of September, we represented our Faculty and FAB project at the science days in Kristiansand, Norway. Below you can see pictures of our stand.

I had the pleasure of travelling over to meet the UK arm of the project to finalise all the fitness tests. In Birmingham, they tested their first participants at the fitness lab today, and in Norway, we will have our first on Monday, the 20th of September. Under you can see some pictures from the fitness lab in the UK.

We are now up and running with the recruitment in Kristiansand as well. Our goal is to recruit 80 people aged between 18-35 years and 160 aged between 60-85 years. Click on the picture below to read our Norwegian recruitment article.

A lot has happened in the last few weeks, and we are finally ready to start recruiting participants in the UK. If you click on the picture below, you can read the recruitment article that has been published in BirminghamLive.

The UK arm of our project will run at the Centre for Human Brain Health at the University of Birmingham. Our project was featured in the Centre’s annual report, as you can see on page 7 in the flipbook below.