Enjoying a fascinating series of lectures here at the Royal London Hospital marking the bicentenary of the publication of James Parkinson’s Essay on the Shaking Palsy. My contribution was a brief summary of his political writings, with the talk on the link below.
I was delighted to visit Turku over in Finland last week to act as opponent for Prasannakumar Deshpande as he defended his PhD thesis, focused around LRRK2. Prasannakumar provided an excellent defence of his work, and I was able to recommend that he be awarded his PhD – so many congratulations.
I’ve written a short blog post reflecting on 200 years since James Parkinson wrote his essay on the shaking palsy, hosted on the University of Reading website – see link below for details.
I was very fortunate to be invited to attend a reception at Downing Street on Monday evening, hosted by the Prime Minister, marking 200 years since James Parkinson published his essay on the shaking palsy. It was great to see Parkinson’s, and Parkinson’s research, being raised on a national platform.