Rapid Response Innovation Award from The Michael J. Fox Foundation
27 June 2013
BioFocus, in collaboration with the UCL Institute of Neurology, has received a Rapid Response Innovation Award from The Michael J. Fox Foundation
The grant will support the development of a novel Parkinson's disease cell model
The project is further supported by a new collaboration between BioFocus and Professor Tony Schapira, at UCL Institute of Neurology.
Prof. Tony Schapira commented: “The link between mutations in the GBA gene and Parkinson’s disease has been affirmed by multiple clinical studies. The development of a disease-relevant cell model system to support drug discovery on this mechanism will be a critical asset to the Parkinson’s disease research community.”