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Professor Patrick Chinnery, NIHR Cambridge BRC Theme Lead for Neuroscience

Theme lead: Professor Patrick Chinnery FMedSci

Patrick Chinnery FMedSci is a clinical neurologist with a sub-specialist interest in neurogenetics. A Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow in Clinical Science since 2003, he has been studying the molecular and biochemical basis of mitochondrial disorders for over two decades. Until 2015 he was Director of the Institute of Genetic Medicine and NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Newcastle University; he then moved to the University of Cambridge as Professor of Neurology and Head of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences. His research laboratory is within the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit. He is an NIHR Senior Investigator (2010), was awarded the Foulkes Foundation Medal by the Academy of Medical Sciences (2011), and is a corresponding fellow of the American Neurological Association. He is Chair of the Medical Research Council Neurosciences and Mental Health Board. He has published over 500 papers on genetic neurological and mitochondrial disorders, including the first randomised controlled trial showing treatment effects in a mitochondrial disease.

Theme lead contact details:

Name Job title Email address
Professor Patrick Chinnery FMedSci Professor of Neurology, NIHR Senior Investigator, Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow
Professor Roger Barker Theme lead for ‘Dementia and Neurodegenerative Disorders’
Professor Edward Bullmore Theme lead for ‘Mental Health’
Professor Michael Coleman Van Geest Professor of Neuroscience
Professor Alasdair Coles Professor of Neuroimmunology
Professor Robin Franklin Professor of Stem Cell Medicine at the Wellcome Trust-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute
Professor Peter Hutchinson NIHR Research Professor
Dr Joanne Jones Wellcome Trust Intermediate Clinical Fellow
Professor Hugh Markus NIH Senior Investigator, Professor of Stroke Medicine
Professor David Menon NIH Senior Investigator
Dr Evan Reid
Dr Stefano Pluchino European Research Council Investigator
Professor David Rowitch Professor of Paediatrics
Professor Stephen Sawcer Professor of Neurological Genetics
Professor Massimo Zeviani Director of the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit