Repairing the Brain – Is it Possible?

Free Public Lecture

Repairing the Brain – Is it Possible?

The Oratory
Newman College
887 Swanston Street


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Join Professor Roger Barker to learn about the different forms Parkinson's disease may take, and the therapeutic implications as to how it can be treated.

Professor Barker will describe the younger-onset form of Parkinson's disease that may best be treated with dopamine cell and gene-based approaches. In contrast, in patients with an older-onset disease the condition tends to have a more distributed pathology, with features that extend well outside the dopamine systems. As such, older-onset Parkinson's may be more suitable for trialling disease-modifying therapies such as vaccines in combination with drugs.

Roger Barker is the Professor of Clinical Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge and Consultant Neurologist at the Addenbrooke's Hospital Cambridge.


  • Professor Roger Barker
    Professor Roger Barker, Professor of Clinical Neuroscience