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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.
My interest in Genetics started when I was studying my BSc in Biochemistry, and then I decided to take this knowledge and interest to a professional level. This motivated me to do a Masters in Human Molecular genetics course at Imperial College, and to proceed to do my PhD in one of the most leading centres in Neurology at UCL. In my PhD project we are assessing the correlation between genetic SNPs and non-SNP variations with gene expression (eQTL) and alternative splicing regulation (sQTL) in control post-mortem human brain tissues from different regions, which support different functional roles. The regions presented here are frontal cortex, occipital cortex, temporal cortex, hippocampus, substantia nigra, putamen, medulla, white matter, cerebellum, thalamus, hypothalamus, and spinal cord. This dataset, representing 1500 RNA samples, will be a valuable resource in the future for the scientific research especially in the complex neurodegenerative diseases research area. This experience will be transferable when I am training and teaching a new generation in the field.
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