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Researchers, led by BRC-supported Professor Nicholas Wood, UCL Institute of Neurology, have made a breakthrough in their understanding of Parkinson’s disease after they discovered a chromosome deletion linked to Parkinson’s disease and other genetic disorders. More...
Professor John Hardy (UCL Institute of Neurology) has been awarded the $3 million Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for his pioneering research into the genetic causes of Alzheimer’s disease, other forms of dementia and Parkinson’s disease. More...
One of the UK Parkinson's Disease Consortium Principal Investigators, Prof John Hardy, has been awarded the 2015 Robert A. Pritzker Prize for his leadership in Parkinson's genetics research. The award was presented by Michael J. Fox at a ceremony in New York on April 15. From the Michael J. Fox Foundation website: More...
Webcast of the presentation entitled ‘Advances in Genetic Understanding of Parkinson's Disease’ given by Nicholas Wood (University College London, United Kingdom) presented at the Biochemical Society Hot Topic event, PINK1-Parkin Signalling in Parkinson’s Disease and Beyond, held in December 2014. More...
A study published in Brain, led by researchers
at UCL Institute of Neurology, has shown that genetic mutations which
cause a decrease in dopamine
production in the brain and lead to a form of childhood-onset Dystonia,
also play a role in the development of Parkinson’s disease.
Raquel Duran Ogalla
(Former Clinical Research Fellow)
I graduated in Biochemistry at University of Granada (Spain) in 2003. During the last year I became interested in the molecular pathways underlie the neurodegenerative diseases. After I finished my B.Sc., I got the Certificate of Educational Aptitude in 2004, and I joined the department of Physiology in the Faculty of Medicine of Granada, within the research group “Study of the Neurodegenerative diseases in Andalusia” lead by Professor Francisco Vives. For my PhD project I worked analysing blood markers of oxidative stress and protein impairment as well as their association with the clinical features in patients with Parkinson’s disease. To enlarge my knowledge in this field I attended a M.S. degree in Neuroscience at the Institute of Neurosciences, engaging this research work with my work thesis and getting the PhD in December 2008. Then, I continued working at the Institute of Neurosciences in the Biomedical Research Centre of the University of Granada as associate research fellow until August 2010. During this time, I focused on the role of several proteases in the pathogenesis of Huntington’s disease. In September 2010 I joined the Department of Molecular Neuroscience at the UCL as a postdoctoral research fellow under the supervision of Professor John Hardy, working on the study of new genetic variants confer risk to develop Parkinson’s disease.
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