Research events

Browse our upcoming events and recordings to find out about the latest Parkinson's research.

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The Edinburgh Research Interest Group are hosting a talk by Professor Miratul Muqit from the University of Dundee. We will hear about the critical role of mitochondria (the structures within all our cells that generate energy) in Parkinson’s and how Professor Muqit is using genetic and biochemical approaches to identify defects in the pathways that recycle damaged mitochondria to investigate new targeted therapies.
 

Find out more and register for the event. 

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The Greater Glasgow Research Interest Group are hosting Dr Vicky Marshall, Consultant Neurologist at the Institute of Neurological Sciences, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow. They will be discussing advances in Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson's.

Find out more and register for the event. 

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This is the first in a series of talks on the theme of 'the gut and Parkinson’s', being organised by the North of Scotland Parkinson’s Research Interest Group (NoSPRIG) and the Dundee Research Interest Group (DRIG).

Join us to hear about 4D Pharma’s research and development of live biotherapeutics (products that contain live microorganisms, such as bacteria) for the treatment of neurological conditions. 

Opportunities for patient involvement in the planning and execution of 4D Pharma’s upcoming clinical trials will also be highlighted.

Find out more and register for the event. 

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Catch up on a selection of research talks

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Peninsula Parkinson's Research Interest Group (PenPRIG) recently hosted Dr Camille Carroll, Plymouth University. She talked about the future for digital support of Home Based Care Pathways for Parkinson's and shared the success of digital tools trialled at the University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust. 

Watch the talk

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Par-Con 2021 was our online research event for the Parkinson's community. There were 12 sessions, including discussions about diet and nutrition to thoughts on what future treatments might look like.

You can now browse the wide range of talks on our YouTube channel. 

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The Devon and Cornwall Peninsula Parkinson’s Research Interest Group (PenPRIG) have been busy hosting a variety of ‘meet the researcher’ events online, and have an excellent range of recordings for you to watch to learn more. 

Topics include:

  • Anxiety in Parkinson’s, with Occupational Therapist Chris Lovegrove

  • Accelerating clinical trials in Parkinson's, with Dr Camille Carroll

  • Artificial Intelligence and Parkinson's imaging, with Plymouth PhD student Megan Courtman

  • The award-winning Home-based care pathway for Parkinson’s, with Dr Camille Carroll, Emma King and Emma Edwards from the Plymouth NHS Trust.

All are available to watch on the PenPRIG YouTube channel.

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Professor David Dexter, Dr Heather Mortiboys, Dr Perdita Barran, and Dr Simon Stott discuss the latest developments in Parkinson's research. 

The full recording is available to watch here.   

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Our East of England Research Interest Group hosted Marta Camacho, University of Cambridge, speaking about gut health in Parkinson's. Marta is researching the main gut problems affecting people with Parkinson’s and whether these play a role in how the condition progresses. Watch the recording here.

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Catch-up on a virtual tour of Professor Susan Duty's lab at King's College London, as well as some talks from members of the research team. Watch the recording here.

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Our East Midlands Research Interest Group recently hosted their Spring Research Event which included talks from Dr Bhanu Ramaswamy OBE, Dr Rob Skelly and Dr Jennifer Foley. A range of topics were covered from exercise, physiotherapy and mental health for people with Parkinson's. Watch the event here

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Our East of England Research Interest Group recently hosted a talk with Dr Mina Ryten, Professor of Clinical Genetics at UCL and an Honorary Consultant in Clinical Genetics at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Watch the event here.

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Watch the Gretschen Amphlet Memorial Lecture, recorded on 24 March 2021, to hear from a range of speakers. The lecture focuses on research that aims to investigate cannabidiol (CBD) for Parkinson's associated psychosis. 

Watch the research lecture

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The East of England Research Interest Group recently hosted Dr Alastair Noyce, Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Preventive Neurology Unit at the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Queen Mary University of London. Watch the talk to learn more about research into the causes and early signs of Parkinson's

Organising your own event?

Individual groups can request a member of our research team to join them via Zoom by completing a request form