Patrik Brundin

Patrik Brundin

What can animal models of synucleinopathies teach us?

The Parkinson's UK Plenary Lecture, part of the Parkinson's UK Programme Stream

Patrik BrundinVan Andel Research Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan, US

11:50 -12:50 BST, Monday 24th April 2023

Patrik Brundin is director of the Center for Neurodegenerative Science and Jay Van Andel Endowed Chair at Van Andel Research Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan and a leading Parkinson's disease researcher. He was part of the team that conducted the first cell transplant surgeries designed to restore lost dopamine-producing cells in Parkinson's disease, documented by J. William Langston in the book The Case of the Frozen Addicts. Brundin has authored or co-authored some 350 peer-reviewed articles in the field of neurology, most of which are on Parkinson's disease and related disorders.

He was previously Professor of Neuroscience at Lund University in Sweden. He is a member of the Oxford Parkinson's Disease Centre scientific advisory board and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Parkinson's Disease.

Parkinson's UK Programme Stream

This plenary is part of the Parkinson's UK Festival Programme Stream, convened by Parkinson's UK in its role as Festival Partner for BNA2023. All sessions in the stream are timetabled so that interested delegates can attend all of them over the four days of the Festival, without any programme clashes.

Being Festival Partner means that Parkinson's UK has high level involvement across all aspects of BNA2023, owns a dedicated stream running throughout the Festival programme, and people associated with Parkinson's UK can attend the meeting at reduced registration rates (click here for eligiblity).