Dr Tilo Kunath (MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine) wins prestigious award for Parkinson's research

Dr Tilo Kunath (MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine) wins prestigious award for Parkinson's research

 

Monday, 16 September, 2019

Dr Tilo Kunath (Group Leader at the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine) has won the Tom Isaacs Award 2019 for his outstanding work in Parkinson's research. 

The Tom Isaacs Award was created in memory of The Cure Parkinson's Trust's (CPT) co-founder and President Tom Isaacs, who died in May 2017. The award is presented annually to a researcher who has shown the greatest impact on the lives of people living with Parkinson's and / or has involved people with Parkinson's in a participatory way in their work. 

Dr Kunath was chosen this year for his empathy and enthusiastic engagement with the Parkinson's community, as well as for his willingness to share his expert research knowledge. He was nominated by a number of people in the Parkinson's community. One person described him as "whole-heartedly supporting the Edinburgh Parkinson's group and regularly hosts research interest group meetings". 

The Cure Parkinson’s Trust’s Deputy CEO, Helen Matthews, said, "This award is hugely deserved.  Tilo embodies the spirit of the award.  He inspires the Parkinson’s community in Scotland and his proactive approach of involving people living with Parkinson’s with research, listening to the community to inform research is exemplary.  Thank you Tilo for all you do."