Trip to Tubingen

10513292_10154448384915235_7317400224292933004_nThanks to the international office here at the University of Reading, I was able to head over to Tubingen last week to meet with researchers at the Hertie Institute and the DZNE. Had a very pleasant day talking to Dr Shushant Jain about his amazing robot, and gave a short seminar on LRRK2 to update everyone on our current research on LRRK2.

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Visit to Parkfields Middle School

Many thanks to the pupils and staff of Parkfields middle school for inviting me to talk this morning. The year 8 science classes hopefully learned a little bit about what a neuroscientist does, and some of the ways in which we can learn about how the brain functions.

Parkinson’s UK visit to the University of Reading

DSC00027Today I played host to Parkinson’s UK, giving a short talk to members of the charity on some of the research I am doing funded by them. This include a brief introduction to Mendelian genetics, shown above, which I think most of them took on board! Very enjoyable question and answer session afterwards, with some excellent probing questions as usual. Thank you to Kate Pactor and Fatima Talidi-Marrero for organising the visit (and to Fatima for taking this photo!).