Parkinson’s Disease Seen from the alpha-Synuclein Perspective
The primary goal of Professor Di Monte’s research team is to identify mechanisms of neuronal degeneration that could be targeted for the prevention and treatment of human neurodegenerative diseases. Although their research is mainly focused on Parkinson’s disease, they aim to study mechanisms (e.g. protein aggregation and inflammation) and risk factors (e.g. aging) that are shared between Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative disorders. They believe that bridging different human diseases will help them understand what makes neurons vulnerable to degenerative processes and what can be done to counteract these pathologic events.
Date: 12 December 2017, 16:00 (Tuesday, 10th week, Michaelmas 2017)
Venue: Sherrington Building, off Parks Road OX1 3PT
Venue Details: Sherrington Library
Speaker: Professor Donato A. Di Monte (German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE))
Organising department: Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics (DPAG)
Organiser: Melanie Witt (University of Oxford, Department of Earth Sciences, Department of Physiology Anatomy and Genetics)
Organiser contact email address: opdc.administrator@dpag.ox.ac.uk
Part of: OPDC Seminar Series (DPAG)
Topics: Neurosciences, Parkinson's disease, Alpha-synuclein
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Melanie Witt