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Dr Florence Lim

Associate Research Fellow

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 2383, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO17.108
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 2383
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO17.108  


Florence is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Neuroscience within the School of Medical and Health Sciences.

Research Areas and Interests

Understanding the role of lipids in Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia, 2012.
  • Bachelor of Science Molecular Genetics First Class Honours, Curtin University of Technology, 2004.


Recent Research Grants

  • Blood biomarkers for the diagnosis of pre-clinical Alzheimer’s disease employing the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network cohort,  National Health and Medical Research Council,  Project Grants,  2017 - 2021,  $1,125,804.
  • Investigating underlying mechanisms linking Type 2 diabetes with Alzheimer's disease pathology,  National Health and Medical Research Council,  Project Grants,  2016 - 2019,  $100,000.
  • 4.6 - Biomarkers for Schizophrenia Sub-Types - Part A Neuroimaging, Part B Biomarker Discovery,  CRC For Mental Health,  CRC Grant,  2011 - 2018,  $1,202,364.
  • Discovery and Validation of Alzheimer's disease biomarkers in human plasma,  National Health and Medical Research Council,  Project Grants,  2011 - 2014,  $352,524.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Chatterjee, P., Lim, F., Shui, G., Gupta, V., James, I., Fagan, A., Xiong, C., Sohrabi, H., Taddei, K., Brown, B., Benzinger, T., Masters, C., Snowden, S., Wenk, M., Bateman, R., Morris, J., Martins, R., (2016), Plasma Phospholipid and Sphingolipid Alterations in Presnilin1 Mutation Carriers: A Pilot Study. Journal of Alzheimer's disease, 50(3), 887-894, Netherlands, IOS Press, DOI: 10.3233/JAD-150948.
  • Gupta, V., Wilson, A., Burnham, S., Hone, E., Pedrini, S., Laws, S., Lim, F., Rembach, A., Rainey-Smith, S., Ames, D., Cobiac, L., Macaulay, SL., Masters, C., Rowe, C., Bush, A., Martins, R., (2015), Follow-up plasma apolipoprotein E levels in the Australian Imaging, Biomarkers and Lifestyle Flagship Study of Ageing (AIBL) cohort. Alzheimer's Research and Therapy, 7(1), Article no.16, United Kingdom, BioMed Central Ltd., DOI: 10.1186/s13195-015-0105-6.
  • Lim, F., Martins, I., Martins, R., (2014), The Involvement of Lipids in Alzheimer's Disease. Journal of Genetics and Genomics, 41(5), 261-274, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.jgg.2014.04.003.
  • Martins, I., Lim, F., Wilson, A., Laws, S., Martins, R., (2013), The acceleration of aging and Alzheimer’s disease through the biological mechanisms behind obesity and type II diabetes. Health, 5(5), 913-920, United States of America, Scientific Research Publishing, Inc., DOI: 10.4236/health.2013.55121.
  • Lim, F., Lam, SM., Shui, G., Mondal, A., Ong, D., Duan, X., Creegan, R., Martins, I., Sharman, M., Taddei, K., Verdile, G., Wenk, M., Martins, R., (2013), Effects of a high-fat, high-cholesterol diet on brain lipid profiles in apolipoprotein E E3 and E4 knock-in mice. Neurobiology of Aging, 34(9), 2217-2224, United States, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2013.03.012.
  • Martins, I., Creegan, R., Lim, F., Martins, R., (2013), Molecular insights into appetite control and neuroendocrine disease as risk factors for chronic diseases in Western countries. Open Journal of Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases, 3(5A), 11-33, United States of America, Scientific Research, DOI: 10.4236/ojemd.2013.35A002.
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