Welcome to Eloise


A warm welcome to Eloise Tribollet, an ERASMUS student who is visiting the lab from the University of Lyon.

“I am a 2nd year undergraduate student at the school of Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology (ESTBB, Ecole Supérieure de Biologie, Biochimie, Biotechnologie) at the Catholic University of Lyon, France. As part of my course I am currently undergoing a four month internship in the Lewis Laboratory at University of Reading. I am investigating the G51D alpha-synuclein mutant in Parkinson’s disease.”


Visit to Sir William Borlase’s School in Marlow

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Today I went to Sir William Borlase’s school in Marlow to talk at their careers masterclass day, giving a whistle stop tour of a career in biomedical research to year 11, 12 and 13 students. As always, some fascinating questions (which is always reassuring, as it means at least some of audience are listening!).

Parkinson’s UK visit to the University of Reading


We were delighted to host a number of visitors from Parkinson’s UK on Wednesday, giving members of the Parkinson’s UK branches and research network an opportunity to see the results of their fundraising efforts first hand. In addition to a series of short talks on research into Parkinson’s disease from Claudia Manzoni in my lab, from Professor Gary Stephens (talking about his recently published work on Alpha Synuclein and calcium channels) and Dr Mark Dallas (talking about toxic gases and microglia in Parkinson’s), we gave the visitors a short tour around the labs – shown above.