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UCL Institute of Neurology

Research and teaching excellence

The Institute of Neurology has a world class reputation for neuroscience. The mission is to translate neuroscience discovery research into treatments for patients with neurological diseases.  A number of important research centres are based at the Institute, including the MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases and the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging

The hub of the research activities and operational headquarters of the UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI) are also at UCL, embedded within the Institute.

Professor Michael Hanna is the Director of the Institute, which is a specialist postgraduate institute of University College London, the top-ranked university in the UK for research in Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience. 

The Institute is closely associated in its work with the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery. In combination they form a national and international centre at Queen Square for teaching, training and research in neurology and allied clinical and basic neurosciences.

What We Do

Please see our Infographic highlighting key data on the Institute.

Discovery research

The overarching research mission of the Institute is to undertake world class discovery neuroscience and translate it into improved diagnostics and treatments for patients.

Translational science

The Institute aims to be the translational experimental medicine hub of UCL Neuroscience, translating pre-clinical science into experimental medicine research

Study

Queen Square is an international leader in the provision of research-led education in clinical neuroscience and has a leadership role in clinical training nationally.

IoN News

Genetic modifier for Huntington’s disease progression identified

A team led by UCL and Cardiff University researchers has developed a novel measure of disease progression for Huntington’s disease, which enabled them to identify a genetic modifier associated with how rapidly the disease progresses.

Published: Jun 20, 2017 9:05:51 AM

New Chief Operating Officer takes the helm at UK DRI

Bringing a wealth of experience and innovation in neurodegenerative diseases research, Dr Ivinson is currently Executive Director of the Institute for the Neurosciences, and of the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases, both at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate.

Published: Jun 16, 2017 12:11:38 PM