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UCL Professors Jon Rohrer & Michael Lunn Inaugural Lectures

January 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Professors Jon Rohrer & Michael Lunn Inaugural Lectures

Watch the inaugural lectures for two exceptional dementia researchers from University College London.

Professor Jonathan Rohrer – Jon’s research has focused on the neuroimaging and neuropsychology of frontotemporal dementia (FTD), particularly in relation to their underlying genetic causes. Research in the field of FTD has led to the publication of over 100 Pubmed-referenced papers and he has spoken at a number of international conferences about the work. Since 2011 he has co-ordinated the Genetic FTD Initiative, GENFI, a multicentre cohort study of presymptomatic genetic FTD, and has been the clinical lead for the International FTD GWAS Consortium. He has also set up FTD UK , an annual scientific meeting of UK researchers who work in the FTD field (running since 2011), and runs a website dedicated to providing research updates to the general public about FTD: FTD talk.

Professor Michael LunnMichael sees patients with all types of neurological disease, but his practice is increasingly focussed on peripheral nerve disease, especially inflammatory peripheral nerve diseases and diseases of the nervous system associated with haematological problems.

His specialist clinical and research interests are in the inflammatory neuropathies, particularly Guillain-Barré syndrome, CIDP and paraproteinaemic neuropathies including POEMS. His out-patient practice as part of the peripheral nerve service in the MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Disease at the National Hospital covers all inflammatory neuropathies, including clinics run jointly with haematology and with multidisciplinary support from neurophysiologists and nurse specialists.

WIth Dr Shirley D’Sa at UCLH he runs the only specialised POEMS service in the UK. A limited number of appointments are open to NHS e-Referral Service (formally Choose and Book referrals) for patients with peripheral nerve disease. Please contact the secretary above for more details if required.

Professor Lunn in also clinical lead in neuroimmunology at Queen Square and runs the neuroimmunology and CSF Laboratory (NICL) which performs specialist CSF, serum, plasma and other body fluid tests for a range of neurological diseases. Antibodies, biomarkers and cellular indicators of disease are all part of the NICL repertoire, which retains its ISO15189 UKAS accreditation.


January 24
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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