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Dr Charles Scerri

Dr Charles Scerri


Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Medicine & Surgery
Room 135
Pharmacy Building
University of Malta
contact+356 2340 2905

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Dr Charles Scerri specializes in the behavioural, biochemical, neuropathological, neuropharmacological and social aspects of Alzheimer’s disease and associated dementias. He holds a PhD from the University of Dundee, Scotland and currently lectures neuropathology and neuropharmacology to various departments at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Malta. He is a member of various international societies including the British Pharmacological Society, the Society of Biology (UK) and the British Neuroscience Association. He is also one of the co-founders of the Malta Dementia Society and serves as General Secretary. Dr Scerri is a board member of Alzheimer Europe and act as Chairperson of the Malta Dementia Strategy Working Group within the Ministry of Health. He authored the recommendations for a national strategy on dementia and has also been appointed as an expert evaluator to several EU FP7 research projects.

Research Interests & Publications

Research Interests

  • Neuropharmacology
  • Neuropathology

Selected Publications

Scerri, C. 2012, "Challenges Of Developing A Dementia Strategy: The Case Of Malta" in Key issues in Evolving Dementia Care
, eds. A. Innes, F. Kelly & L. McCabe, Jessica Kingsley, London, pp. 150-172.

Scerri, C., Stewart, C.A., Balfour, D.J.K. & Breen, K. 2012, "Nicotine modifies in vivo and in vitro rat hippocampal precursor protein processing in young but not old rats", Neuroscience Letters, vol. 514, pp. 22-26.

Gauci, A.J., Caruana, M., Giese, A., Scerri, C. & Vassallo, N. 2011, "Identification Of Polyphenolic Compounds And Black Tea Extract As Potent Inhibitors Of Lipid membrane Destabilization by Abeta42 Aggregates", Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, vol. 27, pp. 767-779.

Innes, A., Abela, S. & Scerri, C. 2011, "The Organisation Of Dementia Care By Families In Malta: The Experiences Of Family Caregivers", Dementia, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 165-184.

Scerri, C. 2011, "Effects of nicotine adminsitration on amyloid precursor protein metabolism, neural cell genesis and acqusition of spatial memory
", Malta Medical Journal, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 66-74.

Scerri, C. Department of Health (2010), Malta, Inspiring New Frontiers: Malta Dementia Strategy - Recommendations By The National Dementia Strategy Working Group.

Scerri, C., Abela, S. & Innes, A. 2010, "Pharmacotherapeutic Aspects Of Dementia Care In Malta", Malta Medical Journal, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 6-12.

Abela, S., Mamo, J., Aquilina, C. & Scerri, C. 2007, "Estimated Prevalence Of Dementia In The Maltese Islands", Malta Medical Journal, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 23-26.

Scerri, C. 2006, "Effects Of Chronic Buproprion And Nicotine Administration On Cell Genesis And DNA Fragmentation In Adult Rat Dentate Gyrus", Malta Medical Journal, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 23-27.

Scerri, C., Stewart, C.A., Breen, K. & Balfour, D.J.K. 2006, "The Effects Of Chronic Nicotine On Spatial Learning And Bromodeoxyuridine Incorportation Into The Dentate Gyrus Of The Rat", Psychopharmacology, vol. 184, pp. 540-546.


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