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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New paper in Neuron highlights importance of slow axonal transport in motor neuron function; implications for neuromuscular diseases
“This excellent work
from Alison Twelvetrees at the Institute of Neurology demonstrates the
importance of slow axonal
transport which is highly relevant to our understanding of motor neuron function and neuromuscular diseases” Gipi Schiavo Wellcome Senior Investigator and Professor of Cellular Neurobiology
Published: Jun 20, 2016 2:02:00 PM
The core mission of the Institute of Neurology is to
translate discovery science into new diagnostics and ultimately treatments for
patients with neurological diseases. Bidirectional patient and public
engagement is a central part of this strategy.
Published: Jun 20, 2016 2:00:53 PM
UCL Institute of Neurology, in an international collaboration with colleagues in the United States, Paris and Tunisia, have published a paper confirming the role of the calcium-dependent protease calpain-1 in cerebellar ataxia.
Published: Jun 18, 2016 8:53:08 AM