Prof Andrea Nemeth
Professor Andrea Nemeth is a Consultant at the Oxford University Hospitals and Professor of Neurogenetics at the University of Oxford. Her aim is to understand the genetic causes of neurological disorders and how they can be treated. She has been involved in the identification of numerous genes associated with ataxias, intellectual disability and other neurogenetic disorders. She runs specialist integrated neurogenetic translational clinics with a view to being clinical-trials ready. She also runs a laboratory using next generation sequencing and stem cell/gene editing technology to identify and understand the cellular basis of neurogenetic disorders, with a special focus on Ataxias. Current collaborations include projects on wet and dry biomarker analysis of neurogenetic disorders with teams at UCL, the University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes University. She is a Co-Investigator on a project developing therapeutics for Friedreichs ataxia and Principal Investigator for the new gene silencing clinical trial for Huntington Disease. She has published over 100 peer reviewed papers and book chapters on neurogenetics and been a PI, Co-Investigator or Co-applicant on research grants of over £7M.