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 at the RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons Ireland) will feature early in the campaign. Later, it will feature Dr Olga Corti, our PI at the Institut du Cerveau – Paris Brain Institute (ICM). Neuronet initiated the new campaign to highlight the value of public-private collaboration and to capitalise on the increased public attention on neurodegenerative diseases during World Alzheimer’s Month. The social media campaign will conclude on October 20th, in [...]
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 of Brain and is held every 2 years. It brings together professionals from research and healthcare to share ideas, develop collaborations and accelerate progress towards new treatments for Parkinson's. For more information, a list of keynote speakers, a preliminary programme, ticket prices and to register, please click here. In addition, abstract submissions for poster and platform presentation can be made through an online system upon purchasing a ticket - a link [...]
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.