Alzheimer Research

Mariagnese Barbera
PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Eastern Finland
Institute of Clinical Medicine / Neurology
P.O.Box 1627 (Yliopistonranta 1C)
FI-70211 Kuopio

+358-(0)40-355 3215
mariagnese.barbera (at)
room: Ca-3045


  • Alzheimer's disease and dementia
  • Risk factors and prevention of AD


  • Postdoctoral researcher, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Neurology, University of Eastern Finland, 2013 - present
  • Postdoctoral researcher, Hutchison-MRC Cancer Unit, University of Cambridge, UK, 2007 - 2013
  • Postdoctoral researcher, CRUK Cambridge Institute, University of Cambridge, UK, March - October 2007


  • PhD (Pharmacology and Toxicology), Department of Pharmacology, University of Padova, Italy, 2007
  • MSc (Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology), Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Padova, Italy, 2003


M. Barbera, F. Mangialasche, S. Jongstra, J. Guillemont, T. Ngandu Tiia, C. Beishuizen, N. Coley, C. Brayne, S. Andrieu, E. Richard, H. Soininen and M. Kivipelto. Designing an internet-based multidomain intervention for the prevention of cardiovascular disease and cognitive impairment in older adults: the HATICE trial. JAD, accepted.

T. van Middelaar, C.R.L. Beishuizen, J. Guillemont, M. Barbera, E. Richard, E.P. Moll van Charante. Engaging older people in an Internet platform for cardiovascular risk self-management: a qualitative study among Dutch HATICE participants. British Journal of General Practice, accepted.

S. Jongstra, C. Beishuizen, S. Andrieu, M. Barbera, M. van Dorp, B. van de Groep, J. Guillemont, F. Mangialasche, T. van Middelaar, E.P. Moll van Charante, H. Soininen, M. Kivipelto and E. Richard. Development and Validation of an Interactive Internet Platform for Older People: The Healthy Ageing Through Internet Counselling in the Elderly Study. Telemed J E Health., 23(2):96-1042017 Feb.

E. Richard, S. Jongstra, H. Soininen, C. Brayne, E.P. Moll van Charante, Y. Meiller, B. van der Groep, C.R. Beishuizen, F. Mangialasche, M. Barbera, T. Ngandu, N. Coley, J. Guillemont, S. Savy, M.G. Dijkgraaf, R.J. Peters, W.A. van Gool, M. Kivipelto and S. Andrieu. Healthy Ageing Through Internet Counselling in the Elderly: the HATICE randomised controlled trial for the prevention of cardiovascular disease and cognitive impairment. BMJ Open. 2016 Jun 10;6(6):e010806. 

J. Weaver, C. Ross-Innes, N. Shannon, A. Lynch, T. Forshew, M. Barbera et al. Ordering of mutations in preinvasive disease stages of esophageal carcinogenesis. Nat Genet., 46(8):837-843, 2014.

M. Barbera, M. di Pietro, C. Brierley, E. Walker, S. MacRae, B. Simons, P. Jones, J. Stingl and R. Fitzgerald. The human squamous oesophagus has widespread capacity for clonal expansion from cells at diverse stages of differentiation. Gut, 64(1):11-9,  2015.