Launched in November 2014, the Centre brings together and consolidates Newcastle’s distinguished, international and world-leading record in research and care for neuromuscular diseases.
The team is made up of staff from both the Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Newcastle University.
Under the umbrella of the John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre they work together towards the development and application of genomic and translational medicine to improve the health outcomes of people living with neuromuscular diseases.
As a group, they have developed a close and important link between research and clinical activities and we actively pursue new partnerships with other stakeholders such as patient organisations, regulators and pharma.
The John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre is structured around five important strands of activity – clinical care, clinical research, diagnostics, basic research and strategic partnerships and networking – but all are strongly interlinked and the work across these teams is key to our success and impact in the neuromuscular field.
Rita Horvath is a clinical academic who was trained as a neurologist in Budapest, Hungary. She started laboratory research in Professor Eric Shoubridge`s laboratory at the Montreal Neurological Institute and completed her PhD on mitochondrial disease. She has been working in mitochondrial diagnostic and research in Munich before 2007, when she was appointed as Lecturer in the Mitochondrial Research Group …
Professor Volker Straub was founding joint co-ordinator of TREAT-NMD and is an executive board member of the World Muscle Society. He is the deputy director of the Institute of Genetic Medicine and the director of the John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre, which is supported by Newcastle University and the Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
As part of EURO-NMD John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre has been involved creation of the following poster(s).
As part of EURO-NMD John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre has been involved in the following presentation(s).