Repairing the Brain – Is it Possible?
Free Public Lecture
887 Swanston Street
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 of Clinical Neuroscience
Professor Roger Barker
Professor of Clinical Neuroscience
University of Cambridge
Roger Barker is the Professor of Clinical Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge and Consultant Neurologist at the Addenbrooke's Hospital Cambridge. For the last 25 years he has run research that seeks to better define the clinical heterogeneity of two common neurodegenerative disorders of the CNS namely Parkinson's and Huntington's disease. In addition, he has been heavily involved in gene and cell based trials for patients with these conditions.