Midlands Science partnered with Dr Helena Bonner, a Neuroscientist at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, as well as an Outreach officer at the Centre for Systems Medicine, RCSI to provide informative virtual talks for a number of schools across the Midlands for College Awareness Week. Dr Helena Bonner of the RCSI presented PD-MitoQUANT and Dr Niamh Connolly's PD-MitoQUANT video as part of a STEM careers promotion roadshow throughout the Midlands of Ireland. The talk entitled "STEM Careers Talks: [...]
We checked in with Richard Campbell, one of our PD-MitoQUANT and Parkinson's UK volunteers, about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on managing Parkinson's. Richard Campbell "Firstly, to give you an idea of my situation: I am 78 years old and was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease more than 12 years ago, but like everyone else with the 20:20 vision of hindsight, I had problems before then. Fortunately, my medication, though steadily increasing, still controls my symptoms well and [...]
PD-MitoQUANT Coordinator Prof Prehn participates in Neuronet roundtable at Alzheimer Europe Conference
Prof Jochen Prehn RCSI On Thursday afternoon, October 22, 2020, PD-MitoQUANT Coordinator Prof Jochen Prehn, of the RCSI participated in a Neuronet roundtable session titled: “Public-private partnerships in the post-COVID era” at the Alzheimer Europe Conference 2020. The international online conference was themed “Dementia in a changing world.” It assembled people with dementia, their carers, volunteers and staff of patient associations, policymakers, health and social care professionals, researchers, academics and industry representatives from all over Europe and beyond. [...]
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 they [...]
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.