There are currently four main research themes within the Group: Metal binding to the prion protein, its effect on protein conformation and aggregation, and possible links to CJD and mad cow disease. Molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative disorders including Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease. Interactions of microorganisms and free living amoeba with the blood brain barrier to cause encephalitis and the use of Acanthamoeba aminopeptidases as a target for treatment. Applied proteomics and applied metabolomic techniques in nutritional metabolism research.

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