UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


Genetic Therapy Accelerator Centre

The mission of the Centre is to embed the Genetic Therapy Accelerator Centre into the basic and clinical research as a cross-cutting activity across the Institute of Neurology, Queen Square and the Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (IoN QS and GOS ICH).

The Centre combines laboratory and clinical expertise focused on neurological disorders, their mechanisms of disease and RNA and AAV gene therapy expertise. The Centre facilitates cutting-edge RNA and gene therapy programs to pursue discovery of novel therapies using RNA and AAV technologies, with identification and refinement of target for therapeutic intervention. 


Our Research

The centre spearheads activities in this rapidly evolving area and play's a major role in translational neuroscience in UCL



 Our research into neurodegenerative diseases focuses on understanding the underlaying processes of these conditions


Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

UCL Institute of Neurology, Queen Square aims to be an inclusive and supportive workplace that nurtures staff and students to reach their full potential


Study at IoN

UCL is ranked first in Europe and second worldwide for neuroscience. Find out how we provide the best quality learning experience for our students


IoN Research

We are home to some of the world's most influential researchers and offer a wealth of scientific and clinical expertise, from laboratory benches through to patient care


Innovation and Enterprise

We have a strong track record of supporting new businesses created by our UCL Brain Sciences community

The centre is based at ION QS, and subsequently will be at the new £281m Translational Neuroscience building on Grays Inn Road in 2024. It will combine laboratory and clinical expertise focused on neurological, neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders, their mechanisms of disease and cutting-edge RNA and AAV gene therapy expertise and foster cross-institutional collaborations between ION QS and GOSH ICH.

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For more than three decades, UCL has worked at the frontiers of brain science: making fundamental discoveries about brain function and behaviour, transforming our ability to treat neurological and psychiatric disorders, and training the next generation of scientists and clinicians. With the visionary support of funders, we are set to achieve a neuroscience revolution which will improve the lives of millions.