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 Prion Unit, MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases and the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging
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
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Research by Dr Thomas Jensen and colleagues from the Institute of Neurology has discovered a novel way by which nerve cells in the brain can communicate with astroglia.
Published: Nov 25, 2016 3:24:47 PM
A group of researchers, including the Institute of Neurology’s Professor Anette Schrag and Dr Jonathan M Schott, has developed a tool to predict cognitive decline in newly-diagnosed Parkinson’s disease patients.
Published: Nov 22, 2016 2:06:56 PM
Prof Eleanor Maguire, Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, has been given an alumni award for research, innovation and impact by University College Dublin (UCD). She has won a number of prizes for outstanding contributions to science, including the Ig Nobel Prize for Medicine - awarded for research promoting the public awareness and understanding of science, the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Young Investigator Award, two Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowships, the Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award, The Feldberg Foundation Prize, and the Dargut and Milena Kemali International Prize. She has also been elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
Published: Nov 15, 2016 8:50:35 AM