Funding for research posts to search for MND treatments

We are delighted to announce funding for two new postdoctoral laboratory scientists who will work on screening for new drug leads for MND. Almost £400,000 in new MND research funding has been committed over the next three years by the Scottish Government and the UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Edinburgh. The… Read more


Research Open Evening: 12th April

Join us at our research open evening hosted by the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic and the Euan MacDonald Centre for Motor Neurone Disease Research. Date: Thursday 12 April 2018 Time: 5.30pm – 7pm Venue: The Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic, 49 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh, EH16 4SB   Covering research into a wide range… Read more


Stem cell research reveals differences in cells from people with MND

Euan MacDonald Centre researchers and their colleagues have published exciting new findings based on their research on stem cells. Our researchers have found ways to turn cells from donated skin biopsies into motor neurons ‘in a dish’ in the laboratory in order to study them more closely. In this study, the researchers found that motor… Read more


Thank you to our wonderful fundraisers of 2017!

Sincere thanks to our wonderful fundraisers who have supported the Euan MacDonald Centre for this year. Their support is truly inspiring: together, in 2017, they have raised over £125,000! All the funds go directly towards our vital research into MND. They buy chemicals and equipment for our labs, fund PhD students, and enable researchers to… Read more


Donald MacDonald CBE awarded honorary degree

We are delighted that our Centre’s co-founder Donald MacDonald has been awarded the degree of Doctor honoris causa by the University of Edinburgh. Donald’s first contact with the University was as a student and he graduated MA from Edinburgh in Classics in 1962.  A year later he achieved his LLB (Bachelor of Laws) and then… Read more


Congratulations Hannah Shorrock – our newest PhD

We would like to offer our sincere congratulations to Dr Hannah Shorrock, a Euan MacDonald-Centre funded postgraduate student, who has recently been awarded her PhD. Hannah writes of her experiences doing a PhD at the Euan MacDonald Centre: I started my PhD in the lab of Prof Tom Gillingwater in 2015, researching a childhood form… Read more