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Parkinson’s disease and energy

The Dublin Neurological Institute will host a lecture which will be presented by Professor Serge Przedborski MD, PhD during his upcoming visit to Dublin. All are welcome to attend.

Date:  Thursday, 8th December 2016
Time:  4 pm
Venue:  Fintan Gunne Lecture Theatre, Nelson Street, Dublin 7
Lecture Title: “Parkinson’s disease and energy – 200 years of the Shaking Palsy and the Mitochondria”

Speaker Biography:


Serge E. Przedborski, MD, PhD, an internationally recognized clinician-scientist in the neurobiology of disease, is the inaugural director of the Columbia Translational Neuroscience Initiative (CTNI). His work on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis exemplifies the potential of interdisciplinary, basic, and translational science to effect meaningful advances in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of neurologic disease.

A native of Belgium, Dr. Przedborski earned his medical and PhD degrees at Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium and came to Columbia in 1989 as a movement disorders fellow. He joined the P&S faculty in 1991 and was promoted to professor with tenure in 2002. Currently, he is the Page and William Black Professor of Neurology (in Pathology & Cell Biology), vice chair for research in the Department of Neurology, and co-director of Columbia’s Motor Neuron Centre.