During their visit and lectures at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB), OPDC PIs Michele Hu and Richard Wade-Martins exchanged their experiences from the last five years with researchers from Luxembourg and started a collaboration with the National Centre of Excellence in Research on Parkinson’s disease (NCER-PD).
The NCER-PD has set itself the aim of finding new ways for an earlier diagnosis and better treatment for Parkinson’s disease.
Prof. Richard Wade-Martins, OPDC Principal Investigator, says: “We share many goals with the Luxembourg study and are really impressed with how quickly the NCER-PD resarch programme has started. We are looking forward to further expand our collaboration with Luxembourg in several areas, for example in the use of powerful patient stem cell-derived neuronal models of Parkinson's which is a really exciting area.”
Prof. Rejko Krüger from NCER-PD adds: “We are extremely happy to have found such great international partners like the OPDC. Based on the longstanding expertise of our partners we already profited a lot from their experiences. Together with our partners we are confident that joint projects and data analyses from both studies will provide an important added value for Parkinson's research.”