University of Dundee researcher awarded £1.9M to Combat Parkinson’s Disease


30th July 2013

Dr Miratul Muqit has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship in Clinical Science to undertake research over the next five years that may lead to new ideas on how to diagnose and treat the disorder. Parkinson\'s is an increasingly common disorder that leads to progressive brain degeneration.

Dr Muqit, Programme Leader at the MRC Unit and Consultant Neurologist at Ninewells Hospital, said, \'Coming up with treatments for Parkinson’s has been a major challenge largely due to a lack of understanding on the causes of the disease. Recent genetic breakthroughs have now given us a roadmap on where to start to unravel the disease.

\'This funding boost from the Wellcome Trust is really a reflection of the many talented people in my lab as well as the outstanding research environment and resources of the MRC Unit. I am extremely grateful to the Wellcome Trust for their on-going funding of my work.\'

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