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Possible new test for Parkinson’s

On Saturday 14th January 2017, Dr Alison Green, Reader at the National Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease Research and Surveillance Unit in the University of Edinburgh, gave a fascinating talk on her recent work on development of a biomarker for Parkinson’s. The talk was entitled: A potential new diagnostic test for Parkinson’s disease: real-time QuiC of alpha-synuclein. […]


Ratko Radakovic, a researcher in the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences at the University of Edinburgh, gave a fascinating talk on his work on Apathy, on Saturday 13th February 2016. His presentation was entitled: Apathy and persons living with Parkinson’s disease: a multidimensional conceptualisation and approach There is a summary of the talk […]

Talk by Maria Doitsidou

A meeting of the Edinburgh Research Interest Group was held on Saturday, 7th November 2015 at the Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine, courtesy of Dr Tilo Kunath. Dr Maria Doitsidou, currently based in the Centre for Integrative Physiology in the University of Edinburgh, gave a talk entitled: A C. elegans model of dopaminergic neuron development […]

WPC Scientific Update Workshop 2015

We held a workshop on 21st October 2015 at Bellevue Chapel, along similar lines to that held last year, to provide members of the Branch and the Edinburgh Research Interest Group with an opportunity to see extracts from this year’s WPC Scientific Update and participate in a discussion of the implications. . Given the time […]