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MRC Prion Unit and Institute of Prion diseases

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The Institute of Prion Diseases

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The Institute of Prion Diseases was created in 2017 within the Faculty of Brain Sciences at University College London. The Institute incorporates the MRC Prion Unit which has transferred to the new Institute as part of the MRC's national strategic programme of transferring existing MRC Units to universities.
The Institute undertakes ground-breaking research and is one of the world’s leading research centres for the study of prion disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.

The Institute of Prion Diseases also hosts a UK-wide tertiary referral service for patients suspected to have, or at risk of developing, any form of prion disease - the National Prion Clinic (NPC) - is based at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, part of University College Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.