Edinburgh-Dundee Parkinson's Research symposium

Edinburgh-Dundee Parkinson's Research symposium


April 13, 2018
Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh, 9 Queen St, Edinburgh EH2 1JQ

This first Dundee-Edinburgh joint symposium will focus on the science and exchanging of ideas, and aims to strengthen and initiate collaborations. The symposium will also be important for trainees, so PhD students and post-docs are strongly encouraged to attend!  If you would like to attend, please contact Tilo Kunath


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Public Event

Clinicians and scientists at the Universities of Dundee and Edinburgh have recently joined forces to build a Dundee-Edinburgh Parkinson's Research Initiative. We aim to further understand the causes of Parkinson’s, translate scientific discoveries into novel therapies, and provide the infrastructure and patient-centred data needed to conduct innovative clinical trials for Parkinson's in Scotland.

Vision: Our vision is to become a centre of excellence for scientific innovation, patient-centred research and clinical care, and in doing so, transform the care of people with Parkinson’s in the East of Scotland and beyond. The ultimate goals of our translational programmes are to deliver a pipeline of first-in-human studies aimed at:

  • Slowing the progression of Parkinson’s
  • Reversing Parkinson’s
  • Predicting and preventing Parkinson’s

On 13th April, 2018, key members of this Parkinson's Research Initiative will present an overview of the scientific and clinical research that is on-going and planned between Dundee and Edinburgh. Please join us to hear presentations and speeches from Prof Dario Alessi, Prof Siddharthan Chandran, Dr Miratul Muqit, Dr Esther Sammmler, Dr Gordon Duncan, Dr Tilo Kunath, Prof Sir Ian Wilmut, and Marc van Grieken.


1530 - 1600 Arrival, coffee/tea

1600 - 1700 Presentations and speeches

1700 - 1830 Reception

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