Prof Dario Alessi

Dario received his BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Birmingham in 1988 and obtained a Ph.D. in 1991 for his work on the synthesis and use of spin-labelled ATP analogues to study muscle contraction under the joint supervision of Ian Trayer … [Continue reading]

Dr Miratul Muqit

Miratul graduated in Medicine with Honours from the University of Edinburgh in 1997. He was awarded a prestigious Kennedy Scholarship to study Neurobiology at Harvard University undertaking Huntington’s disease research in Mel Feany’s laboratory in … [Continue reading]

Dr Esther Sammler

I am a clinician scientist with an interest in neurodegenerative conditions and how to accelerate the application of scientific basic research discoveries towards identifying biomarkers and hopefully treatments. After graduating from medical school … [Continue reading]

Cells, energy control and Parkinson’s: The role of PINK1 and Parkin

Dr. Miratul Muqit Abstract My research is directed at defining key pathways in cells that are linked to the development of Parkinson's and harnessing this knowledge to generate new ideas to prevent and treat the condition. Major advances in … [Continue reading]

Bench to bedside Parkinson’s Research

Dr. Esther Sammler Abstract The greatest unmet need in Parkinson’s are treatments that slow the relentless progression of its symptoms. The discovery of genetic changes in different genes that cause Parkinson’s have prompted new therapeutic … [Continue reading]

LRRK2 in Parkinson’s

Prof. Dario Alessi Abstract My laboratory is focused on deciphering the molecular causes of Parkinson’s. We believe that if we can comprehend what causes Parkinson’s, this will enable Researchers, Clinicians and Pharmaceutical Companies to work … [Continue reading]

Unveiling some mechanisms that trigger Parkinson’s

The loss of the brain's ability to produce dopamine is the cause of Parkinson's disease. 50 years ago levodopa was developed, which supplies the brain with the missing dopamine, and it is still the gold standard for treating Parkinson's. In order … [Continue reading]