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Professor. Peter Brown
Professor of Neurology and Head of Sobell Department of Motor Neurosciences and Movement Disorders, Institute of Neurology,University College London, Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG
Tel: 0207-837 3611
E mail: p.brown@ion.ucl.ac.uk

About Prof. Brown:
Professor. Peter Brown, a world renowned clinician and an expert in the field of Neurosciences is presently working as Head of the Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders at the Institute of Neurology, UK. Prof. Brown studied medicine at Trinity College, Cambridge, and completed his clinical studies at the Middlesex Hospital London. He was awarded his medical degree at Cambridge University in 1984. He spent his postgraduate training with Professor David Marsden before taking up a position as Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and Clinical Senior Scientist in the Medical Research Council Human Movement and Balance Unit in London in 1995. In 2001 he joined the Institute of Neurology, whilst remaining a consultant at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. In the same year he became Director of the Institute of Movement Neuroscience at University College London. He became a professor at the University of London in 2004. Professor Brown has made major advances in our understanding of the pathophysiology of myoclonus, startle and Parkinson's disease. He has presented at numerous international conferences and has over 200 peer-reviewed publications in the fields of neurology and neurophysiology. Professor Brown leads a group of international researchers who are funded by grants from the Medical Research Council, Welcome Trust, European Union, Parkinson's Disease Society of Great Britain and the Rosetrees Trust. The group combines clinical expertise with neurophysiology and advanced signals analysis techniques, and is therefore truly multidisciplinary. Currently Professor Brown and his group are studying deep brain recordings from patients undergoing treatment with functional neurosurgery in London, Oxford and several European centers. This work is helping to define the normal and abnormal workings of the human basal ganglia, and should provide a rational basis for the refinement of surgical therapies for diseases like Parkinson's disease and dystonia.

Institute of Neurology,University College London, Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG.
The Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, was established in 1950 and merged with University College London in 1997. It provides teaching and research of the highest quality in neurology and the neurosciences, and professional training for clinical careers in neurology, neurosurgery, neuropsychiatry, neuroradiology, neuropathology and clinical neurophysiology. The Institute of Neurology is a member of the newly formed Faculty of Biomedical Sciences at University College London, and has nine academic departments. The Institute employs a total of around 425 staff, occupies some 6,451 sq m of laboratory and office space in five buildings, and has a current annual turnover of £30m. It holds over 250 active grants, supporting research into the causes and treatment of a wide range of neurological diseases, including movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, brain cancer, stroke and brain injury, muscle and nerve disorders, cognitive dysfunction and dementia. It was awarded the highest possible rating in the last National Research Assessment Exercise, a measure of its national and international standing. Its researchers have made major advances in functional imaging, human neurophysiology, genetics and the understanding of the pathophysiology of diseases like multiple sclerosis. The Institute's mission is to carry out high quality research, teaching and training in basic and clinical neurosciences. Accordingly it runs a number of graduate teaching programmes, including Master's degrees in Clinical Neuroscience, Clinical Neurology and Advanced Neuroimaging and makes a major contribution to the London-Paris MSc in Mind and Brain. Together with its associated specialist Hospital, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, the Institute promotes translation of research that is of direct clinical relevance to improved patient care and treatment. The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery was founded in 1859 and was the first hospital of its kind in England, being dedicated exclusively to treating the diseases of the nervous system. Many of the most famous neuroscientists, neurosurgeons and neurologists of the last 150 years have been associated with the hospital, including John Hughlings Jackson, William Gowers, Victor Horsley and MacDonald Critchley. The collaboration between the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, the Institute of Neurology, and researchers over the rest of the campus has made University College London into the premier neuroscience research centre in Europe.

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