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Posted on 14/01/2016

Parkinson’s disease in the future: Through the researcher’s lens


A huge international effort is driving medical research into Parkinson’s disease. From stem cell therapies to gene therapy and deep brain stimulation – we explore the future.

This was Professor Horne’s final public lecture. We thank him so much for many years of wonderful public service. 



Professor Malcolm Horne is a senior member of the Neurodegeneration laboratory at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health.

He also spends time as a consultant neurologist at St Vincent’s Hospital Fitzroy and is a Conjoint Professor, Centre for Neurosciences at the University of Melbourne.

Professor Horne’s clinical interests are in movement disorders, especially in Parkinson’s disease. His research interests relate to factors underlying the control of movement and in particular the biological basis underlying Parkinson’s disease.

Specifically, he has been studying how the nervous system repairs injured nerve cells and how these nerve cells are guided to their targets.

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