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Tiltrædelsesseminar, Nicholas Wood

I forbindelse med Nicolas Woods tiltrædelse som adjungeret professor i klinisk neurogenetik ved Klinisk Institut, Aalborg Universitet og Klinisk Genetisk Afdeling, Aalborg Universitetshospital, inviterer Klinisk Institut til tiltrædelsesseminar med titlen: Parkinson’s disease genetics: Where have we got to and where are we going?


24.01.2019 kl. 15.00 - 17.00


Tid og sted

Torsdag den 24. januar 2019 kl. 15.00-17.00
Auditoriet, Forskningens Hus
Sdr. Skovvej 15, 9000 Aalborg

Efter seminaret vil der være reception. Alle er velkomne.

Arrangementet er på engelsk



There has been immense progress in our understanding of the genetic basis of Parkinson’s disease. The first inroads were made in the high penetrant Mendelian forms of the disease but in the last few years, Genome-wide association studies have continued the dissection of the genetic architecture. 

What all of these genetic data mean for our understanding of Parkinson’s disease and its molecular pathogenesis remain to be elucidated. 

In this talk I will present data on our current knowledge and also highlight where in my view the short-term future lies in terms of utilising these data for understanding the disease, identifying biomarkers, dissecting the gene environment interaction and one hopes pointing towards more rational therapeutic intervention.


Nicholas Wood

Prof. Nick Wood qualified in medicine from the University of Birmingham, went on to take a PhD in Cambridge. In 2004, he was elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Science and to senior investigator of the NIHR in 2008. He is currently Galton Professor of Genetics, a Consultant Neurologist and Head of the Department of Molecular Neuroscience at the Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, England. Since 2017 adjunct Prof. at Aalborg University Hospital.



Klinisk Institut, Aalborg Universitet


Sdr. Skovvej 15, 9000 Aalborg