Department of Clinical Neuroscience

Head of Department

Neurosphere derived from Parkinson's disease patiends' fat tissue
Neurosphere derived from PD patient's fat tissue
© Dr. Shi-Yu Yang

The primary area of our research  is the investigation of the aetiology and pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders. Specifically, the department, which is based at the Royal Free Campus in Hampstead, has an interest in the clinical aspects, the genetics and biochemistry of Parkinson’s disease, frontotemporal dementia and progressive supranuclear palsy . 

The department has established an international reputation in this area and in the area of diseases of the mitochondrial respiratory chain and inborn errors of mitochondrial function. There are also extensive research programs on the genetics and pathogenesis of dystonia, motor neuron disease and peripheral nerve disorders. 

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