Dr Gillian Hunter

Department of Life Sciences
School of Health and Life Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University

email: Gillian.Hunter@gcu.ac.uk

I am a geneticist with a background in molecular biology and neuroscience. My lab is focussed on investigating the cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration. We have a specific interest in the childhood motor neurone disease, spinal muscular atrophy. Particularly, we aim to further understanding of the cellular pathways that contribute to pathology in all organs affected by spinal muscular atrophy. We hope that an improved understanding of the underlying biology will be of translational potential in the search for a treatment for this currently incurable disease.

Full profile: www.gcu.ac.uk/hls/staff/gillianhunter/

Dr George Gorrie

NHS Consultant Neurologist
Institute of Neurological Sciences, Glasgow

I am a consultant clinical neurologist who has an interest in MND. I help provide clinical diagnostic, therapeutic and multidisciplinary support services for patients who have this condition in the West of Scotland. As such I am driven to the development of a better understanding and treatment of this cruel disorder. I have a keen interest in the role of single gene disorders, mechanisms of aging and protein misfolding and their contribution to the pathology of MND.

Dr Robert Swingler

Consultant Neurologist
Ninewells Hospital, Dundee

I am a clinical neurologist based in Dundee. I set up the Scottish MND register in 1989. Because this was the first national register of the condition it was the first study to provide a clear idea of the number of people being newly diagnosed every year. It was also the first study to provide information about quality of care nationally. The register was later used to identify people who wished to participate in trials.

Full Profile: http://neurology.dundee.ac.uk/medical-staff/dr-swingler