Oxford Parkinson's Disease Centre
The Oxford Parkinson's Disease Centre (OPDC) is a grouping of scientists and clinicians launched in February 2010 following the award of the Monument Trust Discovery Award to Oxford University
We are exploiting the unique interdisciplinary research environment within Oxford to establish a leading centre focused on understanding the earliest pathological pathways in Parkinson’s Disease. Internationally recognised scientists with strengths in genetics and genomics, transgenic rodent models, in vivo neuroanatomy and neuropharmacology of the basal ganglia, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and analysis of protein biomarkers, are working closely with experts in the epidemiology and clinical neurology of PD. - Dr Clare Mackay leads the imaging component of OPDC’s clinical theme.