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OPDC Researchers hit target for Parkinson's UK with 2.6 Challenge

OPDC Researchers hit target for Parkinson's UK with 2.6 Challenge

Posted 30/04/2020

On Sunday 26 April, members of the Wade-Martins Group from the Oxford Parkinson's Disease Centre threw themselves into a variety of imaginative challenges for the national 2.6 challenge campaign.  The challenge required participants to dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 that suits their skills and complete it on Sunday 26 April – when the 40th London Marathon would have taken place.  To read more and to view the ...

Milena Cioroch is awarded Apprentice of the Month for March 2020

Milena Cioroch is awarded Apprentice of the Month for March 2020

Posted 27/04/2020

    Milena Cioroch, Research Assistant in the Wade-Martins Lab at the Oxford Parkinson's Disease Centre,  has been awarded Apprentice of the Month for March 2020 by her training provider Abingdon and Witney College. Milena is undertaking a Management training course as part of the University of Oxford Apprenticeships scheme. Read more about her work and how she has developed her career through the ...

A new blood-based test to help predict Parkinson’s disease

A new blood-based test to help predict Parkinson’s disease

Posted 14/04/2020

Research carried out by George Tofaris and his team has led to the development of a new way to test for Parkinson’s disease before the main symptoms occur. Read more here https://www.ndcn.ox.ac.uk/news/a-new-blood-based-test-to-help-predict-parkinson2019s-disease  

Celebrating research success in World Parkinson's Month April 2020

Celebrating research success in World Parkinson's Month April 2020

Posted 15/04/2020

To celebrate World Parkinson's Month, Dementias Platform UK focuses on the work being carried out by the Wade-Martins Lab and the OPDC in Parkinson’s and dementia research. Read more: https://www.dementiasplatform.uk/news/world-parkinsons-month-frontier

OPDC visits local children's group to raise brain awareness

OPDC visits local children's group to raise brain awareness

Posted 26/02/2020

OPDC Career Development Fellow Dayne Becanno-Kelly, (centre) along with undergraduate student, Natalie Sepke (left), and former OPDC administrator Melanie Witt (right) paid a visit to a local Woodcraft Folk Elfins group to talk about the research carried out by OPDC and to support better understanding of how the brain works. The children aged between 6-9 years listened carefully as Dayne introduced ideas of how the brain works, how sometimes ...

Oxford Parkinson's Disease Centre support charity Christmas pub quiz

Oxford Parkinson's Disease Centre support charity Christmas pub quiz

Posted 12/12/2019

Researchers from the Oxford Parkinson’s Disease Centre (OPDC); Richard Wade-Martins, Dayne Beccano-Kelly, Nora Bengoa-Vergniory, Marta Madureira, Brent Ryan, Matthieu Trigano, Siv Vingill, along with OPDC administrator, Lorraine Dyson, travelled to the Royal Oak, Goodworth Clatford in Andover to take part in a quiz night in aid of Parkinson’s research. During the night of Wednesday 11 December, OPDC supporters Bobbie Coelho, Mary Doherty and ...

Research spotlight: I want to get high enough up the chain to pull others over the wall with me

Research spotlight: I want to get high enough up the chain to pull others over the wall with me

Posted 04/11/2019

    Continuing their series celebrating ‘amazing people at Oxford who you should know about’, the Central University's Science Blog talks to Dayne Beccano-Kelly, an electrophysiologist and Career Development Fellow in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, and part of the Oxford Parkinson’s Disease Centre.Read the Central University's Science Blog talks here: ...

Caution when looking at cell recycling in Parkinson’s

Caution when looking at cell recycling in Parkinson’s

Posted 31/10/2019

Researchers at the Oxford Parkinson’s Disease Centre have shown that cell recycling in Parkinson’s may play a more complex role than previously thought. These new results have been published in the journal of Cell Reports. Read the full story on the Parkinson's UK website.  

NIH-OxCam: a graduate student's journey to Oxford by Stewart Humble

NIH-OxCam: a graduate student's journey to Oxford by Stewart Humble

Posted 30/10/2019

Read about our DPhil student; Stewart Humble, who came to the Wade-Martins Lab from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans as part of the National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Programme (NIH-OxCam). Here is his story giving an account of his research journey so far "NIH-OxCam: a graduate student's journey to Oxford" https://www.dpag.ox.ac.uk/news/nih-oxcam-a-graduate-students-journey-to-oxford  

Research Spotlight for Black History Month: Pavandeep Rai

Research Spotlight for Black History Month: Pavandeep Rai

Posted 30/10/2019

October is Black History Month, which is celebrated nationwide every year to recognise the contributions that people from BAME backgrounds have made to this country. As part of Black History Month, Pavandeep Rai, our Postdoctoral Research Scientist working in the OPDC gave an in depth interview about working at the forefront of an industry/academia collaborative project aimed at developing potential new drugs to treat ...