SINCE lockdown the Cambridge Branch of Parkinson's has held fortnightly Zoom Cuppa and Cake Meetings, frequently with guest speakers.
The 23 April 21 meeting saw the Branch's Honorary President, Professor Barker address the members and guests.
Roger is the Professor of Clinical Neuroscience and Honorary Consultant in Neurology at the University of Cambridge and at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. He trained at Oxford and London and undertook his clinical and research training in Cambridge as well as the National Hospital for Neurology in London. His research looks at neurodegenerative disorders of the nervous system in particular Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease. He combines basic research looking at novel therapies (including cell transplants and gene therapies) to treat these conditions with clinically based work on defining the natural history and heterogeneity of both Huntington’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. He is the co-ordinator of the FP7 Transeuro project looking at fetal cell grafting in patients with early PD and a founding member of the GFORCE=PD stem cell initiative.
Click the link above for the Professor Roger Barker talk at the Cambridge Branch on 23 April 2021