OPDC Research Day 2017

March 20th, Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, University of Oxford

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The OPDC Research Day is a one-day event with research talks from world leading Parkinson’s researchers on topics including clinical studies, imaging, genetics, proteomics, neuronal cells and animal models.

Keynote Speakers

Birgitt Liss

Prof. Dr. Birgit Liss

Head of the Institute of Applied Physiology, Ulm University

Professor Liss is interested in age-dependent function and gene expression of individual neurons in view of their selective vulnerability to disease e.g. in Parkinson's, ALS, or Schizophrenia.

Research focusses on the dopaminergic midbrain system, as well as on analyzing cell-specific roles of ion channels, transporters and receptors (e.g. K-ATP and Ca2+ channels, dopamine and Ca2+ transporters, D2 and NMDA receptors), as their functional expression directly defines individual neuronal activity pattern and transmitter release.

Masud Husain

Professor Masud Husain

Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Oxford University


Professor Husain's research focuses on inattention, impulsivity, apathy and disorders of memory.

He investigates why people are inattentive, act impulsively or just can't be bothered. All these problems occur to some extent in healthy people. but they can be profoundly disabling in patients with neurological conditions - from stroke, through neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease to developmental disorders such as ADHD. Currently, there are very limited treatments. Understanding underlying mechanisms is therefore crucial.

Register to attend the OPDC Research Day 2017

Registration for the 2017 OPDC research day is free and includes refreshments, lunch and reception. Please complete the registration form using the link below to join us at this exciting event.


Registration closes on March 10th 2017

If you have any further queries please contact opdc.administrator@dpag.ox.ac.uk.

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Abstract Submission

The poster sessions and talks are both important parts of our research day. If you would like to submit an abstract please fill in the form below and return it to opdc.administrator@dpag.ox.ac.uk.

Abstract Submission closes Friday February 17th 2017