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Professor Abbott comes from a background specialising in genetics and molecular biology, with a particular interest in neurodegeneration. Cathy has recently been developing a new model which can be used for testing MND treatments.
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Professor Bryson has worked in a variety of roles in the pharmacy profession, both in Scotland and in Canada, including his position as Pharmacy Lead for Clinical Governance in NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde.
Dr Gorrie is currently a consultant Neurologist at the Institute of Neurosciences in Glasgow. He has a particular interest in Motor Neurone Disease and leads the MND neurological service in Glasgow.
Dr. Edgar is a Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience at the University of Glasgow, with an interest in myelinated axons. Julia has received numerous awards by the MS Society and Medical Research Council to enable her to carry out her research.
Dr. Jackson's lab at the University of Edinburgh focuses on a group of inherited diseases (spinocerebellar ataxias) where patients lose the ability to coordinate their movement due to changes and deaths of cells within the cerebellum.
Dr. Sleeman has a background in cell biology and cellular and molecular pathology. She is currently a lecturer at the University of St Andrews where she is currently investigating whether protein changes are causing cellular damage in MND patients.
Professor Parson’s research is focused on Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a young-onset form of MND. Simon gained his PhD in developmental neuroscience at the University of Edinburgh and was appointed Chair in Anatomy at the University of Aberdeen in 2013 and Regius Professor of Anatomy from 2018.