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Professor Patrick Chinnery - Neuroscience theme lead

Theme lead: Professor Patrick Chinnery

Patrick Chinnery FMedSci is Professor of Neurology and Head of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Cambridge and clinical neurologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

A Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow, his research lab is based in the Medical Research Council (MRC) Mitochondrial Biology Unit. He is known for his expertise in rare inherited diseases that affect the nervous system. His lab has been studying the genetic basis of mitochondrial disorders for over two decades, harnessing the power of whole genome sequencing and developing new treatments.

Prof Chinnery jointly chairs the NIHR BioResource for Translational Research in Common and Rare diseases, and is Clinical Director of the Medical Research Council.


Name Theme role Email
Professor Peter Hutchinson FMedSci TBI Co-lead
Dr Rita Horvath Rare Disease Co-lead
Professor Alasdair Coles Brain Inflammation Co-lead
Mr Adel Helmy PPIE/EDI Co-lead
Dr Joanne Jones ECR Co-lead
Other key contributors: Email
Dr Will Brown
Dr Jonathan Coles
Dr Keri Carpenter
Professor David Menon
Dr Edward Needham
Dr Virginia Newcombe
Dr Luca Peruzzoti-Jametti
Dr Stefano Pluchino
Dr Emmanuel Stamatakis
Professor Stephen Sawcer
Dr Jelle van-den-Ameele
Professor Patrick Yu-Wai-Man