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Prof. John Collinge - Director of the UK Medical Council Prion Unit

Professor Collinge graduated in Medicine in 1984 from Bristol University and trained in clinical neurology at St. Mary's Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London. His research interests are in neurodegenerative diseases - in particular transmissible spongiform encephalopathies or prion diseases. 

His current position is Professor of Neurology and Head of the Department of Neurodegenerative Disease at the Institute of Neurology, University College London.

Prof. Simon Mead

After medical training at Cambridge and Oxford Universities and a PhD in the genetics of prion diseases at Imperial College London, Simon Mead is now a consultant neurologist and Clinical Lead of the UK National Prion Clinic based at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. Also working at the UK Medical Research Council’s Prion Unit, his research interests include clinical trial studies enrolling CJD or prion disease patients, the discovery of genetic factors that cause or influence prion disease and the development of treatments for prion disease based on antibodies. 

Dr Peter Rudge

Peter Rudge read medicine initially at the Royal Veterinary College, London and then at St Bartholomew's Medical College before training in neuroloy at the National Hospital, Queen Square. For the past 3 years he has held an appointment in the National Prion Clinic as a clinical neurologist helping to review referrals to that clinic and recruitment to the National Cohort.

He has published over 180 peer reviewed papers principally on neuro-otology, multiple sclerosis and most recently prion diseases.

Akin Nihat

Akin studied medicine at Imperial College London, where he also obtained an intercalated BSc in Neuroscience. He completed his core medical training in London, and joined the National Prion Clinic in August 2015 as a clinical research fellow.

Tze How Mok

Mok completed undergraduate medicine at University College Dublin and Penang Medical College in 2006. He trained in clinical neurology in Cork, Dublin and the Royal Free London, prior to taking up his current position as a clinical research fellow in August 2014.

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