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HEAT-Net 2021 | What’s to come in FTD? Important avenues and key research themes

Annakaisa Haapasalo, PhD, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland, shares her thoughts on key areas of research in frontotemporal dementia (FTD) that are needed to drive the field forward in the coming years. Dr Haapasalo highlights the importance of continued investigation into the molecular mechanisms underling disease in order to guide the development of new biomarkers and therapies. She also comments on the growing interest in the role of non-neuronal cells in disease, an area where exciting data is starting to emerge. This interview took place at the Harvard European Alumni Training Network (HEAT-Net) 2021 meeting.