UCL HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE RESEARCH

INFORMATION FOR SCIENTISTS, CLINICIANS, PATIENTS, RELATIVES AND CARERS

Professor Flaviano Giorgini has been named an Honorary Professor of University College London in the Institute of Neurology and UCL Huntington’s Disease Centre. The appointment – which will be in effect for 5 years – builds upon joint MRC-funded studies with Professor Gillian Bates and collaborative work with Professor Sarah Tabrizi and Dr Edward Wild.

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Professor Flaviano Giorgini

Giorgini is Professor of Neurogenetics at the Department of Genetics, University of Leicester, and his research is focused upon understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative disorders such as HD, with the goal of using this information to inform novel therapeutic strategies. His current HD-related work explores the contributions of the kynurenine pathway, mitochondrial dysfunction, and vesicle trafficking alterations to disease pathogenesis. He is also interested in the role of the Parkinsonian protein DJ-1 in neurodegeneration and alpha-synuclein mediated vesicle trafficking defects in Parkinson’s disease. He is chair of the Science and Bioethics Advisory Committee of the European HD Network and a member of Parkinson’s UK Grant Assessment Panel.

Updated February 28, 2017