Last month our 4th year Pharmacy students here at the University of Reading were very fortunate to have a visit from Sally Bromley, down from the Oxford Parkinson’s UK branch. Sally talked about what it is like living with Parkinson’s, and gave our final year students a few tips on how to help Parkinson’s patients when they come across them in either hospital or community pharmacies.
A week or two ago I was very fortunate to go over to Belfast to give a short talk on how genetics is helping us to understand Parkinson’s, and a little bit about my research into LRRK2, at the Parkinson’s UK Northern Ireland research day. A very enjoyable afternoon, with an audience bursting (as usual) with very insightful questions about research into Parkinson’s. The photo show Jim Henry from the Ballymena Parkinson’s UK branch, Nicola Moore (the Parkinson’s UK director for Northern Ireland) and myself.
Many congratulations to Marie Bordone, who has been carrying out a Masters research project in the lab funded by the Erasmus program. She has just passed her viva voce with flying colours, graded 18/20 – well done Marie, and best of luck for your PhD!