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MRC Prion Unit and Institute of Prion diseases

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Research

Our research programmes are highly multidisciplinary and focus both on areas of public health concern and on long-term approaches to the understanding of prion diseases.

These include studies of molecular structure, genetics, biochemistry, immunology, cell and animal models, and clinical research - including therapeutic development.

Researchers from the Institute of Prion Diseases have developed experimental treatments for prion diseases including a humanised antibody and, in collaboration with the pharmaceutical industry, new small molecule therapeutics. Mechanisms of protein misfolding and neurotoxicity that may be relevant to more common neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease are also being investigated.

John Collinge

John Collinge (Director)

Emmanuel Asante

Emmanuel Asante

IB Port

Iryna Benilova

Jan Bieschke

Jan Bieschke

LH Port

Laszlo Hosszu

Graham Jackson

Graham Jackson

Parmjit Jat

Parmjit Jat

Azy

Azy Khalili

Peter Klöhn

Peter Klöhn

Szymon Manka

Szymon Manka

Simon Mead

Simon Mead

SP Port

Silvia Purro

MS Port

Malin Sandberg

Emmanuelle Vire

Emmanuelle Vire

Jon Wadsworth

Jonathan Wadsworth

 

Technology

 

Jackie Linehan
Jackie Linehan
Histology