PD-MitoQUANT researchers at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland have organised an online public meeting series to educate and share information on the latest Parkinson's research ongoing in Ireland. We hope you will join us! Register via Eventbrite here. The one-hour sessions in the series will be held on three consecutive Thursdays and involve a range of stakeholders and speakers, including: November 12th, 6:00 - 7:00 PM Gary Boyle, Parkinson's Association of Ireland, https://www.parkinsons.ie/ Jochen Prehn, RCSI, PD-MitoQUANT Project Coordinator [...]
A team of Irish women involved in the PD-MitoQUANT project completed the Vhi Virtual Women’s Mini-Marathon to benefit the Parkinson’s Association of Ireland (https://www.parkinsons.ie/). Partners at the RCSI, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Pintail Limited coordinated their efforts on October 2, 2020. To date, €770 was raised by the PD-MitoQUANT team. Clad in bright green Parkinson’s Association of Ireland tee shirts, the team included Orla Watters, Niamh Connolly, Helena Bonner, Patsy Connolly, Elena Langa, Giorgia Conte and Elisabeth [...]
The theme of the 2-day 2020 Parkinson's-UK conference was "Accelerating research and improving care." Keynote lectures were delivered live from around the world. Several researchers from PD-MitoQUANT partner organisations were involved. At the September 24th and 25th meeting, research was presented by Prof Donato Di Monte of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), and from the RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons Ireland) Dr Niamh Connolly. University College London (UCL)'s Dr Sonia Gandhi and Prof David Dexter from Parkinson’s [...]
Dr Shruti Desai is a postdoctoral researcher and Cellular Bioenergetics group member at Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center within the Radboud Center for Mitochondrial Medicine (RCMM). Here, she works alongside mitochondrial experts on clinical care, diagnostics and fundamental research to conduct morphofunctional in vitro studies in living and fixed cells using super-resolution analysis of mitochondria. On September 24, 2020, , Shruti responded to questions about her work for the Neuronet project (https://www.imi-neuronet.org/) as part of their series of interviews where [...]
The Neuronet project (https://www.imi-neuronet.org/) is currently comprised of 18 IMI projects, including PD-MitoQUANT. Today, September 11, 2020, they have launched a new platform to boost collaboration across research projects focusing on neurodegenerative diseases. Neuronet’s communication team and our community of communication representatives from the Innovative Medicines Initiative projects on neurodegeneration are pleased to celebrate the great people behind the projects through an annual Neuronet campaign on social media. A profile of Dr Orla Watters, a member of the PD-MitoQUANT research team [...]
In the latest version of our newsletter, we hear from Richard Campbell about his experience as a person with Parkinson's joining our research meeting and interview two members of the research team. You can download the full newsletter here!
SYNAPSE is the Parkinson's UK quarterly newsletter for researchers. Typically, it publishes useful information about research funding, as well as events, news and opportunities in the world of research. The latest issue includes a small feature about the role of volunteers within the PD-MitoQUANT project and links to our March interview with Paula Scurfield. Read the story and the entire issue here. You can subscribe to SYNAPSE, the eNewsletter for the Parkinson's research community here.
Our partner Parkinson's UK is hosting an online research conference on September 24th and 25th, 2020. The 2020 theme is "Accelerating research and improving care". This is a CPD-accredited entirely online meeting held over two days. Keynote lectures will be delivered live from around the world. Symposia will be available on-demand and downloadable for 30 days after the event, and, crucially, poster presentations and networking will take place throughout. The Parkinson's UK Online Research Conference is kindly supported by Guarantors [...]
The RCSI, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland team comprised of Orla Watters, Niamh M. C. Connolly, Hans-Georg König, Heiko Duessmann and Jochen Prehn published a PD-MitoQUANT-acknowledged paper in the Journal of Neuroscience. The study entitled: AMPK preferentially depresses retrograde transport of axonal mitochondria during localised nutrient deprivation appeared online on May 11th 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1523/jneurosci.2067-19.2020 Congratulations to the entire team! This is the seventh on the growing list of PD-MitoQUANT-acknowledged publications. Also, visit our new Research Gate profile here.
Congratulations to Maya Bendifallah, Virginie Redeker, Elodie Monsellier, Luc Bousset*, Tracy Bellande, and Ronald Melki* for the publication of their recent study entitled: Interaction of the chaperones alpha B-crystallin and CHIP with fibrillar alpha-synuclein: Effects on internalization by cells and identification of interacting interfaces. The paper appeared in the journal Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications on May 17, 2020. This is the sixth PD-MitoQUANT-referenced paper. Find the entire list, read the abstracts and download the pdfs of these open-access studies [...]