The cellular phase of Parkinson’s disease
Professor Patrik Verstreken is the Scientific Director & Group Leader at the VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research (Belgium), and a professor at the Department of Neurosciences at KU Leuven.

Patrik’s research aims at deepening our understanding of synaptic function in health and neurodegenerative disease. Using advanced iPSC-derived human neuronal circuits, rodent models and fruit flies, his work has focused on key proteins, lipids and mitochondria that regulate synaptic activity and how these molecules and organelles are misregulated in Parkinson’s disease. This research has led to the discovery of specific presynaptic and organellar defects in Tauopathies and Parkinson’s disease and in strategies how to suppress these defects.
Date: 15 May 2023, 14:00 (Monday, 4th week, Trinity 2023)
Venue: This seminar will be held online. Please email for more details.
Speaker: Professor Patrik Verstreken (Leuven Brain Institute)
Organising department: Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics (DPAG)
Organiser: Lorraine Dyson (University of Oxford)
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Host: Professor Richard Wade-Martins (Professor of Molecular Neuroscience, University of Oxford)
Part of: OPDC Seminar Series (DPAG)
Booking required?: Required
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Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Lorraine Dyson