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Neurological diseases

The aim of our neurological diseases theme is to use experimental medicine approaches to discover novel treatments for patients, through rapid translation of world class basic and discovery science at UCL into therapies at UCLH and associated hospitals.

Our focus is on four disease areas: neurodegenerative diseases; epilepsy; stroke; and neuro-oncology. These research areas are underpinned by platforms for neuroimaging; cerebrospinal fluid and blood biomarkers; computational neuroscience; and the development and evaluation of novel therapies in partnership with the Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neurology Centre (LWENC) at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

Our work benefits from the presence of the LWENC which focuses on neurodegeneration, in particular therapies for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.

Board members

  • Professor Nicholas Wood
  • Professor Olga Ciccarelli (Enterprise representative)
  • Professor Henry Houlden
  • Professor Matthew Walker
  • Professor John Duncan
  • Professor Mike Hanna
  • Dr Daniel Herron
  • Jackie Ashley (Public representative) 


Programme personnel

Theme Director:
Professor Nicholas Wood, Galton Professor of Genetics and Vice Dean Research UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences at the UCL Institute of Neurology

Theme Operations Manager:
Dr Daniel Herron daniel.herron@ucl.ac.uk