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ERIG Meeting 14 January: talk by Dr Alison Green

Dr Alison Green is a Reader at the National Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease Research and Surveillance Unit in the University of Edinburgh. She has kindly agreed to give a talk on her recent work on development of a biomarker for Parkinson’s, entitled

A potential new diagnostic test for Parkinson’s disease: real-time QuiC of alpha-synuclein.

Here is a short abstract:

There are no specific tests for Parkinson’s disease (PD). The diagnosis is made based on medical history and clinical examination. In some cases PD can be difficult to diagnose in the early stages of disease. The major neuropathological feature of PD is the presence of Lewy bodies, which contain misfolded form of a normal protein called alpha-synuclein (a-syn). We have developed a new technique called real-time quaking induced conversion (RT-QuIC) which can detect the abnormal form of a-syn in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients with PD. In recent studies we have shown that a-syn RT-QuIC is positive in 92% of PD patients.

For further details see

A sandwich lunch will be provided after the talk for those attendees who so indicate when registering for the event.
Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine
5 Little France Drive
EH16 4UU

Time and date:
10.30 – 13.30
Saturday 14 January 2017

Edinburgh Research Interest Group is extremely grateful to Dr Tilo Kunath for his hospitality in hosting the meeting at SCRM.

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